New mom Anthea Jackson-Rushford posted a short video on Facebook showing the twins, Kristiana and Kristian, holding each others’ tiny hands as their father cradles them against his chest.
The were born January 4 at 28 weeks, weighing in at or 2.2 pounds each. Research shows survival rates for babies born that young has improved in recent years. In the video the father, Glenn, is seen cuddling the newborns using skin-to-skin contact, which have been proven to boost preemies’ health and well-being.
“He actually holds her hand,” Anthea says in the clip. “How is that possible? That’s just unbelievable.”
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Anthea and Glenn are still waiting to take Kristian and Kristina home from the hospital. The couple has acquired a large following of supporters who they continue to update with photos and videos.
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