By Meredith Ganzman
It’s double trouble for this set of identical twins. Jalynne Crawford and Janelle Leopoldo just gave birth to sons on the same day, in the same Arizona hospital and both by C-section.
"Giving birth on the same day in the same hospital was like waking up on Christmas morning opening two presents at once. It was a miracle," says Janelle.
Jalynne is two minutes older, and she found out she was pregnant four days before Janelle. Jalynne’s newborn is her fourth and the second for Janelle. Growing up the two, who are extremely close, say they always hoped to have babies together.
"We both suffered miscarriages before getting our sons together. So when I heard her phone call that she was pregnant with me and we were only days apart, we both cried together and just were so excited. It’s something that we always always dreamed of," says Jalynne.
And the new cousins already have new special nicknames- “twousins!”