Their mother Donna went into labor four weeks early, so they called the paramedics. When they arrived it was too late, little Dylan Joseph Fox was born on the living room floor – in England. Because the babies were premature they had to be take to the hospital, which is in Scotland. Little Hannah Rose Fox was born at Borders General Hospital in Melrose.
Dylan was born at 10pm, weighing 5lb 13oz while his sister Hannah was born at 11.40pm weighing 4lb 14.5oz.
The babies’ father, Joe Fox, 24, said: “We’re still getting our heads around it.
‘I’ve been looking online for an England babygro for Dylan and a Scotland one for Hannah. It was an amazing experience to say the least and Donna was brilliant…I joked to Donna that she should hold on as long as possible but I only mentioned it once and I don’t think it went down too well!”
The couple have another daughter, for which Donna was in labor for thirty hours with, so they never suspected the twins would come so fast.
Both babies and their mother are doing well in the special care baby unit of the Borders hospital. They hope to be transferred closer to home before being allowed home as a family.
What an incredible story! Who would have ever thought that twins could be born in two different countries and on the same day! Such a cool story to tell about your birth! I am so glad everything turned out well for the family. Donna Keenan, mother of twins born in different countries is making international headlines. What have YOU done this week☺?