This weekend before Father's Day, celebrate the miracle and blessing of life with this incredible story of two twins born under rare circumstances.
A pair of Ohio twins who were born under rare circumstances and became an Internet sensation are home in time for Father's Day.
Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born at 33 weeks on May 9 sharing an amniotic sac and placenta at Akron General Medical Center. Jenna was born at 4 pounds, 2 ounces, with Jillian following less than a minute later at 3 pounds, 13 ounces.
A photo showing the twins holding hands moments after they were born went viral.
The twins spent nearly a month in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit gaining weight and getting stronger. At nearly 6 pounds now, they were cleared to be released from the hospital on Saturday and went home with their parents and their big brother, 15-month-old Jaxon.
Their parents, Sarah and Bill Thistlethwaite, had been splitting their time at home with Jaxon and at the hospital 40 minutes away with the twins.