It can be sᴄᴀʀʏ to find out that your baby may be born ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇʟʏ, but one Australian mom is trying to spread a little hope to parent. Mom Anthea Jackson-Rushford, captured footage of her ɪɴғᴀɴᴛs. Kristiana and Kristian, clinging to each other’s miniature hands while sɴᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ on their father’s ᴄʜᴇsᴛ in the ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ.
On January 4, Anthea Jackson-Rushford gave birth to two ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ twins. The ᴛɪɴʏ babies melted everyone’s hearts by holding hands on their father’s ᴄʜᴇsᴛ in a viral video that has nearly 10 million views. “It’s like he’s going…’I’ve got you’, How is that ᴘᴏssɪʙʟᴇ? That’s just ᴜɴʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴀʙʟᴇ.” The new parents said. The ɪɴғᴀɴᴛs were born at 28 weeks and weighed in at ‘under a kilo each,’ or less than 2.2 pounds. Nᴏ parents are assured when having ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ birth. ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ babies are generally in poor ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ, ʟᴏᴡ ʀᴇsɪsᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ, and ʟᴏᴡ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ ʀᴀᴛᴇs. However Recent ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ shows sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ ʀᴀᴛᴇs for babies born that young have been improving in recent years.
But, the mom wrote that her ‘two little cherubs’ are doing fine. She wrote:” To all parents that face this, be comforted in knowing that today anything is ᴘᴏssɪʙʟᴇ and your babies will be just fine. Both my angels holding hands again as if they were born to”. Mom has since posted more precious photos and videos of the babies, who have been getting lots of skin-to-skin cuddle time with Mom and Dad.
“Both my angels holding hands again as if they were born to! Amazing sight!” she captioned one close-up photo of their overlapping hands. On another photo series, Mom wrote, “As you can clearly see, they can’t stop holding hands! We realize it may be ᴀ ᴛᴀᴅ ʙɪᴛ ᴅɪsᴛᴜʀʙɪɴɢ seeing our twins with ᴛᴜʙᴇs but they are ᴘʀᴇᴇᴍɪᴇ ʙᴀʙɪᴇs so it is understandable and normal. I’m sharing photos and videos for the simple reason that it gives hope to all parents out there that even they do just fine! I Googled like ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ looking for hope when we told we might be Pʀᴇᴍ. I would love to see this kind of positivity as a mum that faces the possibility of a ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ baby. To all parents that face this, be comforted in knowing that today anything is ᴘᴏssɪʙʟᴇ and your babies will be just fine!!!”