Mono Mono Twins Home For Father’s DayBy: Lindsay McCane - June 9, 2014
A rare set of “mono mono” twins , who were photographed holding hands at birth, will be home to celebrate Father’s Day with their father Bill Thistlethwaite.
Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born at 33 weeks on May 9 at the Akron General Medical Center in Ohio. Jenna was born first and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces and was 17 inches long. Not long after, around 48 seconds to be exact, baby Jillian made her grand entrance to the world. She weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. The girls shared an amniotic sac and a placenta which created the rare birth referred to as monoamnioitic, or “mono mono.”
Since their birth, the girls have been staying at the hospital, recovering from their birth and gaining weight. Now that they have both reached a suitable weight at 6 pounds or more, they have finally been released to go home. Sarah, the girl’s mother, and Bill are thrilled that their two new bundles of joy are getting to finally head to their home. They have been splitting their time between the girls and their older child, son Jaxon, and are ready to have their whole family under one roof.