Identical twin sisters Jalynne April Crawford and Janelle Ann Leopoldo, 30 from Arizona, experienced ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇsat the same time. Jalynne has ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴀɴ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ and had an ᴜɴᴠɪᴀʙʟᴇ ᴇᴄᴛᴏᴘɪᴄ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ whereby the ғᴏᴇᴛᴜs grew outside of the ᴡᴏᴍʙ. At the same time her twin, Janelle, from California, had a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ which she experienced again at a later stage.
A little over 9 months ago, twin sisters Jalynne April Crawford and Janelle Ann Leopoldo’s greatest dream came true — they found out they were both ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with baby boys. Jalynne said:” When I got the text my face lit up.” Jalynne had just found out she was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ just four days before. She said:” I got chills in my arm and then seconds later she called and we were both like ‘Thank you, thank you God. It’s making me tear up right now. I was like ‘this is God’s way of answering our prayers’.”
While the big news was certainly life-changing, things for Jalynne and Janelle leading up to that very moment were nothing short of challenging. Jalynne revealed Jannelle, 30, sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ with ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ɪssᴜᴇs, was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴀɴ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ – a ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴀʟ ᴅɪsᴏʀᴅᴇʀ ᴄᴀᴜsɪɴɢ ᴇɴʟᴀʀɢᴇᴅ ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴇs with small ᴄʏsᴛs on the outer edges and had an ᴇᴄᴛᴏᴘɪᴄᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ. Jalynne meanwhile, suffered two ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs. As the pair both sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ with ɪɴғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ, ᴛʀᴀɢᴇᴅʏ ʀᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ the family when the twin’s sister Jennier Pippin ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ away last year. Despite their sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇs and ɢʀɪᴇғ, the twins never gave up hope and continued to pray that they would someday get ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ together when their prayers were finally answered, Jalynne and Janelle, who live in different parts of the country, hit another roadblock – their parents could not be at two places despite being present for one of their.
Jalynne lives in Arizona with her husband Brandon Michael Crawford, who plays for the San Francisco Giants. Janelle lives in California with her husband Jason Sergio Leopoldo. The couples first met at UCLA in 2005 where they were all student-athletes. Jalynne said:” We knew we wanted to have it on the same date so our parents could be there.” That’s when Jalynne approached her ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ and asked if it was possible for her and her sister to deliver on the same day. She said:” He said it was fine, they were the same gestational age and due within a week of one another.” Janelle and her family then packed their things and headed to Arizona six weeks before their due date. Jalynne explained:” We both made it to 39 weeks and made it to our scheduled delivery day.”
So, on June 18, the sisters, their spouses and their parents all headed to the ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ. Jalynne delivered in the morning and her sister delivered a couple of hours later. Shortly after, the sisters were moved to ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀʏ rooms on the same floor in rooms side-by-side. Jalynne said:” Everyone always asks how we decided who got to go first. Well, I was born first and got ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ first. Plus my husband only gets three days of paternity leave. We’re going to remember this for the rest of our lives.” Jalynne welcomed son Bryson Ryder and Janelle gave birth to a baby boy named Jace Alan. The 3-month-olds are ‘best friends already.’