Although the likelihood of having twins grew 72% between 1980 and 2018, it’s still quite uncommon. Twins are born about 33 times out of every 1,000 babies.
How likely are identical twins to exist? In every 1,000 births, there are about three or four sets of identical twins. Once more, relatively uncommon.
Savannah Combs, a 23-year-old woman, was overjoyed to discover that she was expecting twins. They both had Down syndrome, which was a further rarity she later discovered.
Naturally, the news was upsetting. Savannah and Justin Ackerman were aware that some people would judge them and their children due to their predicament.
Nonetheless, Savannah finds great value in them because of this.
“It’s very rare what they have, but they’ve been my little gems,” she told News4JAX.
Savannah, a Middleburg, Florida native, posted videos of her postpartum journey on TikTok with her kids Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, and the videos immediately acquired popularity.
Savannah said in one of her videos that she was advised to abort her children because they wouldn’t survive.
She made the choice to keep them and give them a shot.
”Every [prenatal] appointment they were alive was a blessing to me,” Savannah explained.
Her spouse was gone at boot camp when she found out they both had Down syndrome.
When Savannah was admitted to the hospital, she was 29 weeks along with her pregnancy and gave birth to twin daughters. ‘s so as’ss’s so many other things. And so on. And on. And on. And on. And on. And on. And on. And on. And on. And on. And on.
The twins had to spend a few weeks in the NICU before going home because they were born two months early.
“They’re called mono di twins, meaning that they had their own sacs, but they shared the same placenta, meaning that they were going to be identical,” she said.
“Mo di twins as it is, it’s like very rare. And then you throw Down syndrome on top of it, it’s like one in 2 million.”
Despite their rare condition, Savannah said they are just like any other child.
“They have feelings. They have a beating heart. They know how to talk. They know how to do things you do. They will get there,” she said.
“Like I said, it may be a step behind but they’re going to do it. I’ve learned these kids are feisty little things and happy little things.”
As each child continues to meet their milestones, Savannah shares their adorable updates on TikTok.
“I’m going to let them know that they’re just like us and they’re going to get there as long as they put their minds to it.”
Still, some people feel the need to criticize Savannah and her family. As a result, the young mom has had to answer some real insensitive users on social media.
”I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they would be straight up for adoption,” one person wrote to the mother.
But Savannah had the perfect answer, which she shared on Facebook.
“I said, good thing they weren’t born to you and were born to me. God knew what he was doing by giving these babies to the right parents who would love them regardless.”
Gorgeous girls. Anyone who asserts the contrary is just being cruel. These people are the most priceless and kind ones there are! Please spread the word about this touching tale on Facebook.