The Bailey family awaited this event with great anticipation. The 32-year-old couple, Nikola and Todd, gave birth to unusual twins.
One of the babies was born with Down syndrome, which typically occurs in one out of a million births.
Strangely, doctors had not noticed any signs of the condition in Nicola during her pregnancy.
Harper, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome, was born just under 40 minutes before her sister Quinn.
When the doctors saw the baby girl, they apologized for not having noticed the condition and not having warned the mother.
“I remember the doctor standing in front of me, apologizing for a long time. But when I saw my babies, my heart melted instantly.
They were so wonderful. No anomalies were detected during the pregnancy checks,” said Nicola.
According to Nicola, Harper and Quinn have a strong bond with each other. Younger Quinn is already a little jealous of her older sister because her hair has grown.
“Yes, yes, Quinn is jealous! She has only soft plush hair on her head so far, while Harper already has a brown ponytail. Also, Harper started smiling earlier than Quinn,” Nicola said.
Like many children with Trisomy 21, Harper was born with a heart defect. When the girl is six years old, she will undergo surgery.
The mother loves her daughters equally, even though they are very different.
Nicola complains that people around her often look at her with suspicion and say unpleasant things.
“Down syndrome is still perceived negatively and with suspicion by many people,” Nikola said.
The girls have an older brother named Lucas, who eagerly awaited the birth of his sisters.
According to authorities, there are about 40,000 people with Down syndrome in the United Kingdom. But the case of one of the twins being born with this syndrome is unique.