When identical twin sisters Jalynne Crawford and Janelle Leopoldo dreamed of getting pregnant together, they never imagined they’d share a difficult path to pregnancy as well.
The sisters, 30, shared nearly identical photos (surprise, surprise) on their Instagram accounts on Thursday. In the images, the blondes stand side by side, holding their baby bellies and holding hands. They’re wearing the same dress in different shades of blue. Even their hairstyles are similar. And both captions were revealing.
“Those of you that follow me have probably noticed how close I am with my identical twin sister @janelleleopoldo,” Jalynne began her caption. “Twins have such a special bond that people don’t understand unless you’re a twin yourself, a parent of twins, or sibling of twins!” she said.
“Janelle and I always wanted to be pregnant together, but God had other plans. After a long journey for her and us, this miracle happened!”
She went on to describe that both women had suffered past miscarriages. “When we both lost babies we said maybe we need to be patient and God has his plans to have us pregnant together! It was true! These pictures brought tears to our eyes because it is so special to us both!”
In her caption, Janelle wrote: “We had dreams of being pregnant for years. After struggles our prayers were answered.”
Jalynne, whose husband, Brandon Crawford, plays shortstop for the San Francisco Giants, suffered two early-term miscarriages in 2017, and Janelle suffered one. Janelle announced her successful second pregnancy in December with a photo on Instagram of her son Jerrick holding the sonogram image while his parents kissed in the background.
“We are excited to announce that Jerrick will be getting a brother come June 2018,” she wrote. “It was a long, tough, emotional road with infertility struggles. After 2 years, and being diagnosed with PCOS, then an ectopic pregnancy, a miscarriage and 2 rounds of Ivf; we have our miracle baby on the way!”
Naturally, Jalynne announced her pregnancy on the same day, with a photo of her family. Then they both posted a photo of the two of them with the same caption: “Oh and if the news can’t get any better, we are preggers together!Just days apart.”
They’re both having boys.
As if that weren’t enough, their older sister, Christie, is pregnant right now too. Also with a boy.
The only way this feat of fertility would be more impressive is if all the boys are born on the same day.
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