Twins almost always have some sᴏʀᴛ ᴏf ʙᴏɴᴅ. And their adorable reaction will melt your heart! During her ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, Ann and her husband Jason Poon knew their ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ was ʜɪɢʜ ʀɪsᴋ as the girls would be ᴍᴏɴᴏᴄʜᴏʀɪᴏɴɪᴄ ᴍᴏɴᴏᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ ᴛᴡɪɴs, a ʀᴀʀᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ in which twins are always identical, share the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ and the ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ, but have two sᴇᴘᴀʀᴀᴛᴇ ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅs.
Mᴏɴᴏᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ ᴛᴡɪɴs ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘ when an ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ ᴅᴏᴇɴ’ᴛ sᴘʟɪᴛ until after the formation of the ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄ at abᴏᴜᴛ 9-13 days after Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪsᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. These ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄɪᴇs are usually ʜɪɢʜ ʀɪsᴋ and can ʟᴇᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, ᴀʙɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ Fʟᴜɪᴅ ʟᴇᴠᴇʟs, ʟᴏᴡ ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴡᴇɪɢʜᴛ, ᴏʀ ᴇᴠᴇɴ Tᴡɪɴ-Tᴡɪɴ TʀᴀɴsFᴜsɪᴏɴ Sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ, when ᴀʙɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴠᴇssᴇʟ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs Fᴏʀᴍ in the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ and ᴀʟʟᴏᴡ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴛᴏ Fʟᴏᴡ ᴜɴᴇᴠᴇɴʟʏ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ the babies. Every fortnight from the 10 week ᴍᴀʀᴋ Ann had ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅs to ᴇɴsᴜʀᴇ the girls were ᴘʀᴏɢʀᴇssɪɴɢ as they should be. She said :” A ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ after the 26 week ᴍᴀʀᴋ I was admitted into the Rᴏʏᴀʟ Wᴏᴍᴇɴ’s Hᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ where the plan was to ᴍᴏɴɪᴛᴏʀ ᴍᴇ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇs ᴀ ᴅᴀʏ Fᴏʀ sɪx ᴡᴇᴇᴋs with the intention of booking me in for a ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ at the 32 week ᴍᴀʀᴋ. But they ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ make it that Fᴀʀ and after ʀᴏᴜᴛɪɴᴇ ᴍᴏɴɪᴛᴏʀɪɴɢ noticed ᴏɴᴇ of the babies was in ᴅɪsᴛʀᴇss, the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ ᴅᴇᴄɪᴅᴇᴅ they ʙᴏᴛʜ ɴᴇᴇᴅᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴏᴜᴛ at 28 weeks and five days.
I was ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ as I knew they were going to be ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ but not by this much. It ᴡᴀsɴ’ᴛ long before they ᴘᴜʟʟᴇᴅ Olivia ᴏᴜᴛ who let ᴏᴜᴛ a ʟᴏᴜᴅ ᴄʀʏ. Zoe came next but ᴡᴀs ʙʀᴇᴇᴄʜ, so after a bit of ᴘᴜʟʟɪɴɢ, the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ ᴍᴀɴᴀɢᴇᴅ to get her out. She ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ cry or ᴍᴏᴠᴇ which made us really ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇʀɴᴇᴅ. Both girls were quickly taken by the ᴍɪᴅᴡɪᴠᴇs to the ᴘᴀᴇᴅɪᴀᴛʀɪᴄ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ Fᴏʀ ᴀssᴇssᴍᴇɴᴛ. Abᴏᴜᴛ 10 minutes later ᴏɴᴇ ᴏF ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪᴅᴡɪᴠᴇs came back and told us “your girls are doing well”. After 6.5 months of ᴘᴜʀᴇ ᴀɴxɪᴇᴛʏ I felt like I could finally ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜᴇ again. ” Like most babies who ᴇɴᴛᴇʀ ⓃⒾⒸⓊ, the girls have had ᴀ ʀᴏʟʟᴇʀ ᴄᴏᴀsᴛᴇʀ ᴏF ᴀ ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴇʏ. There are days where they show ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟᴇ sɪɢɴs of ɪᴍᴘʀᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ and ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴅᴀʏs where they ᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴇᴛᴇʀɪᴏʀᴀᴛᴇ.
Mom Ann wrote on her Instagram :” UɴFᴏʀᴛᴜɴᴀᴛᴇʟʏ, because they were so ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ, I ᴍɪssᴇᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏɴ ɪᴍᴍᴇᴅɪᴀᴛᴇ sᴋɪɴ-ᴛᴏ-sᴋɪɴ with them as they had to be taken to ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ Fᴏʀ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜɪɴɢ sᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛ. But once they were sᴛʀᴏɴɢ enough to be together the ᴘᴀɪʀ were ʀᴇᴜɴɪᴛᴇᴅ. Sᴛɪʟʟ sᴜʀʀᴏᴜɴᴅᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴛᴜʙᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ʙʀᴀᴄᴇs, they reached ᴏᴜᴛ for ᴏɴᴇ another in a ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴡᴀʀᴍɪɴɢ ᴇᴍʙʀᴀᴄᴇ. My heart ᴊᴜsᴛ instantly melted. After all the ᴅɪFFɪᴄᴜʟᴛ ᴡᴇᴇᴋs of ᴋᴇᴇᴘɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ, I was so relieved they could be ʀᴇᴜɴɪᴛᴇᴅ and had an ɪɴɢʀᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ʙᴏɴᴅ. Olivia was placed on ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇsᴛ first, followed by Zoe who reached ᴏᴜᴛ her left arm in preparation to hug her sister. They both ᴊᴜsᴛ ʟᴀɪᴅ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇsᴛ and sɴᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ ᴜᴘ to each other for a while. Everything was perfect we finally felt like a family.”