An unusual sonogram photo of twins in Kansas has gone viral. The photo shows fraternal twins, a girl and a boy, appearing to hold hands in the womb.
Local news station KWCH12 reports the twins belong to Ian and Brittani McIntire. The couple had two daughters before the twins were conceived and did not plan to have more children. The twins were a surprise.
Brittani McIntire said, "We went in for our six week sonogram and they just said there's one heartbeat and here's another.”
Unfortunately, the couple soon found out that their son suffered from a hold in his heart and an abnormal brain. He also was not growing at the rate of his sister.
McIntire said, “He’s only weighing nine ounces and his sister is over two pounds, so big size difference. His only chance of survival would be heart surgery but they wouldn’t do heart surgery on him because of his brain.”
The sonogram photo has given the family hope and comfort, as they are able to see their son’s tiny hand clinging to his sister’s finger.
McIntire said, "Most twins, when she's trying to take pictures and stuff, they're kicking each other and hitting each other and she said with our twins it seems like she was very protective over him.”
She continued, "I know I'm holding him, I'm carrying him but I just want to be there for him. And she’s the only one who can actually be there and holding onto him through it, so it’s comforting to know that if he does pass he won’t be alone.”
The couple says they are clinging to their faith as they continue with the pregnancy.
"We're still going to trust in God that no matter what, he's been a blessing and if he makes it then it's a huge testimony to what God can do. And if he doesn't then we have a special angel watching over us,” McIntire said.
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Publication date: February 18, 2016