The twin sisters that were born holding hands are still inseparable at the age of 2!

I’ve heard that the bond of twins is unbreakable. They seem to have one another’s thoughts and finish each other’s sentences. In fact, I have twin brothers, and I can say that I have witnessed their attachment, first hand.

Many of us recall seeing the image of twins, Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite holding hands, after being born just a few seconds apart. Well, two years have gone by, and the sisters still enjoy one another’s company.

One possible reason for their attachment may be the fact that they are monoamniotic twins, which means that they shared an amniotic sac, which is rare. Most times, each child has their own. Dr. Mancuso, who delivered the girls at Akron Children’s Hospital, shared with PEOPLE that Ms. Thistlethwaite was bedridden for 57 days, prior to her C-section, because the condition is usually a sign of complications, with the fear of their umbilical chords entangling.

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“All I wanted to do was hear them cry,” Sarah told TODAY. “There was still a high percentage we could have a stillbirth so I remember thinking, ‘Let them cry. Let them cry. Why isn’t she crying?'”

Since Sarah’s view was obstructed by a curtain, she didn’t know what was going on until she heard the doctor’s reaction.

“I heard Dr. Wolfe say, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re holding hands,’ and then Dr. Manacuso was like, ‘Hold them up so mom can see them’ she said. “I couldn’t believe they were holding hands. That was amazing. It was beautiful.”

Sarah says that the girls are very active and that they resemble one another very much; yet their older brother, Jaxton, a 3-year-old, has no problem telling them apart.

“All three are very, very close but the girls have just this unexplainable bond,” Sarah told TODAY. “Honestly, splitting them up, or doing anything with those two separately will make them cry. They don’t want to be away from each other.”

Twins born holding hands look now

Image: Courtesy of Sarah Thistlethwaite