Identical twins are a wonder in and of themselves. Births like this occur three or four times in every 1000.Savannah Combs, a first-time mother, discovered she was expecting twins. Her and her husband were overjoyed at the prospect of having two babies. The pregnancy went smoothly, and the couple learned they were expecting twin girls. They also discovered that their identical twins had Down Syndrome.
The news surprised Savannah, 23, at first, but she quickly realized that the condition simply meant that her daughters would be extra special. She didn’t care if they were born with the syndrome. Of course, she was aware that some people would reject her bundles of joy, but that didn’t bother her too much.”It’s very rare what they have, but they’ve been my little gems,” the proud mother explained to News4JAX.
Savannah and her husband Justin decided to document their journey on TikTok after the girls were born. Kennadi Rue and Mckenli gained a large number of followers on social media after Savannah posted about each of their achievements.Savannah revealed in one of her TikTok videos that doctors advised her to terminate her pregnancy because her girls’ chances of survival were slim, but she decided to give them a fighting chance.
As it turned out, she made the correct decision. “Every [prenatal] appointment they had while they were alive was a blessing to me,” Savannah said. They were born five weeks early and spent some time in the NICU. They are now nine months old and doing well. They are, in fact, just like any other baby. “They’re called mono di twins because they had their own sacs but shared the same placenta, which meant they’d be identical,” Savannah explained.
“Mo di twins are extremely uncommon.” When you add Down syndrome to the mix, it’s one in every two million.””They have emotions.” They have a heart that beats. They know how to communicate. They understand how you do things. They will arrive,” she added. “As I previously stated, they may be a step behind, but they will complete it. I’ve discovered that these kids are feisty and happy little things.”
She enjoys demonstrating to the world that having Down Syndrome does not necessarily mean that a person’s life is negatively impacted. “I’m going to tell them that they’re just like us, and they’ll get there if they put their minds to it. Of course, there will always be those who criticize Savannah for keeping her children. “I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they’d be straight up for adoption,” one commenter wrote beneath one of the videos.
However, this mother had the perfect response for the mean person. “I said, ‘Thank goodness they weren’t born to you and were born to me.'” “God knew what he was doing when he gave these babies to the right parents who would love them no matter what,” Savannah responded. These girls are grateful to have a mother like Savannah who wants to raise awareness about Down Syndrome and teach the world that people with it can live happy and fulfilling lives, just like her two beautiful angels.
More on this family’s beautiful life story can be found in the video below.