The wife of San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and her twin sister had doctors at an Arizona hospital who received double when both gave birth on the same day in June.
Jalynne Crawford and Janelle Leopoldo had a cesarean performed by the same doctor only two hours apart.
Bryson Ryder Crawford is the fourth son of Jalynne and Brandon: they also have daughters Jayden and Braylyn, and son Braxton.
Double the fun: twin sisters Jalynne Crawford (left) and Janelle Leopoldo (right) in June gave birth to children the same day at the same hospital in Arizona
Twa-sins! Jalynne (left) appears with her fourth son, Bryson, along with her sister and their second child, Jace (right)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford celebrated the birth of his son on Twitter
Jace Alan Leopoldo is the second child of Janelle and Jason Leopoldo, who was conceived with the help of in vitro fertilization.
Both Crawford and Leopoldo had had fertility problems, with the first suffering two miscarriages and the second losing a baby.
The consecutive deliveries on June 18 came after a particularly difficult year for the family: Crawford and Leopoldo's sister, Jennifer Dantzscher Pippin, died of an asthma attack in April 2017, aged 38, leaving behind a husband and two daughters.
"We said that Jennifer was in heaven and that she would choose our two babies for us," Crawford told Good Morning America.
Around the same time, his other sister, Jamie Dantzscher, a former artistic gymnast who won bronze at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, testified before the US Congress. UU About the sexual abuse committed by the doctor of the national team of gymnastics of the United States, Larry. Nassar, who was later convicted and sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.
Doing everything together: Jalynne also has two older daughters and a son, and Janelle has an older son
Difficult year: in 2017, Jalynne and Janelle lost their sister Jennifer (left) due to an asthma attack. Her other sister, Jamie Dantzscher (right), in March testified about being sexually abused by the doctor of the US national gymnastics team, Larry Nassar.
Both Janelle and Jalynne also competed in the UCLA gymnastics team while attending college in gymnastics scholarships. Like most twins, they have always shared a special bond that lasted into adulthood.
"Our family is extremely close and we spend a lot of time together, but there is a difference with Jalynne and me," said Leopoldo. "Our husbands joke:" If you marry one, you marry the other "in the sense that we love being together and talking so much.
"We feel that when we are separated, we lack a part of us." Our children already feel this link too.
Even though Janelle lives and works as a first grade teacher in California, and Jalynne lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, the sisters fly back and forth to see each other every three weeks.
During the sisters' third trimester, the Leopold moved with the Crawfords and lived together in Scottsdale for three weeks before the expiration date.
Match of the five: the Crawford welcomed their youngest son after suffering two miscarriages
Happy together: Janelle was able to conceive Jace through in vitro fertilization after suffering a miscarriage of her own
The twins and their restless breeding attended a game of the Giants just two weeks after the birth of Bryson and Jace
"When we approached the doctor to have the babies on the same day, he said it was okay, that they were the same gestational age and they had to be a week apart," Crawford told GMA.
Crawford, who is two minutes older than Leopoldo and discovered she was pregnant four days before her sister, arrived first and gave her husband the opportunity to spend a few more hours with her and her newborn son during his brief paternity leave. . of the San Francisco Giants.
After undergoing the scheduled cesareans, the sisters received adjoining rooms in the hospital and spent the next two days visiting.
Later, Brandon Crawford wrote in an entry in the blog of the San Francisco Giants, Splash Hits, that Jalynne's doctor told them it was the first time for him: to give birth to babies of twin sisters on the same day, back with back.
The Giants shortstop also revealed that her sister Jenna has already coined a term for Bryson and Jace: & # 39; twa-sins & # 39 ;, which means & # 39; cousins twins & # 39 ;.
On her Instagram page, Jalynne gushed about sharing the birth of her son with her sister.
"This was one of the best experiences of my life!" He said in a legend that he was accompanying a photo of the hospital that showed her next to her sister with her babies and husbands. "Bryson and Jace will have a special bond and they will always share their birthday!"