Sophie Small was overjoyed when she discovered she was pregnant again, while already pregnant. This is a rare phenomenon known as superfetation, where a new pregnancy occurs after the first one. The 30-year-old swimming instructor and her accountant husband Jonathan were trying for another baby and had an inkling that she was pregnant. After taking a pregnancy test it proved positive, but due to extreme morning sickness, Sophie found herself in the hospital seven times for scans.
The scans showed that Sophie was pregnant with twins and it became apparent that they weren’t conceived at the same time due to their different sizes. It wasn’t until August 2020, when Holly and Darcy were born two minutes apart, weighing 4lbs 2oz and 6lbs 1oz respectively, that doctors realized what had happened – Sophie had ovulated twice!
Oscar the couple’s six-year-old son is amazed by his little sisters’ unique story. Not only did they come into the world two minutes apart – Holly being four weeks older than Darcy despite being born after her – but they also couldn’t be more different personalities wise; girly Holly loves dressing up as a princess or jockey whereas tomboy Darcy wants to be a train driver!
Despite their huge growth difference of 35%, both girls are very confident and have now started nursery school where strangers often stop them in amazement when they find out these ‘twins’ are actually 28 days apart!
Sources: Good News Network