Identical twins Jalynne and Janelle Crawford were surprised when they realized they were pregnant at the same time.
What they didn’t think was that they would give 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 to their 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥ren at the same time, in the same hospital! This is what our unique 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥ren look like today!
Few people have such a close bond as identical twins – they follow each other from day one in life and are also completely identical. American twin sisters Janelle and Jalynne Crawford are a clear example of that. Throughout their upbringing, they have done everything together, but they might not have thought that they would also have 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥ren on the same day.
In an article on the site Love What Matters, Jalynne describes their special relationship.
“Being a twin is unlike anything you can explain or understand unless you’re one yourself. The bond is so strong that one can feel what the other feels, and vice versa. Growing up, we were inseparable. We dressed the same every day, we shared a car and a mobile phone, and we had the same friends. We were glued to each other’s hips.”
Throughout their upbringing, they were each other’s best friends, and even in adulthood, they have followed each other. Jalyne married her boyfriend Brandon in 2011, a year and a half before Janelle did the same. They wanted to have 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥ren at the same stage of their lives and got pregnant two weeks apart.
But while Jalynne’s pregnancy led to her 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥, Janelle suffered a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ and discovered she would have difficulty carrying a pregnancy to term. Later, the other sister also suffered a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ, but the setbacks only brought the sisters even closer together.
Six months after her last ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ, Jalynne became pregnant again, and while she was overjoyed, she also found it hard not to feel anxious that there would be another ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. But before she could tell her sister the good news, she got a call from her: Janelle was also pregnant again.
During the pregnancies, the twin sisters joked that they would have their 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥ren at the same time, but neither of them had been able to count on them giving 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 at the exact same time. But on June 18, 2018, the sisters gave 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 to their respective 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥ren just hours apart in the same hospital.
“We will remember this for the rest of our lives,” Jalynne told People.
Today, cousins Bryson Ryder and Jace Alan have turned four years old, and due to their mothers being identical twins, the 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥ren are genetic half-brothers – and very similar.
Scroll through the photos to see what the kids look like now.