#Twinning! Identical twin sisters Jalynne April Crawford and Janelle Ann Leopoldo found out they were pregnant at the same time — and gave birth on the exact same day! The duo admitted they each struggled with fertility issues, and to find out they were expecting together was nothing short of a miracle. 

“When I got the text my face lit up,” Jalynne, 30, told People about the moment she found out her sister was pregnant. 

Janelle, also 30, was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome — a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts — and had an ectopic pregnancy. Jalynne meanwhile, suffered two miscarriages. During that time, the twins’ sister, Jennifer Pippin, also passed away. 

“I got chills in my arm and then seconds later she called and we were both like ‘Thank you, thank you God,'” Jalynne continued, adding that she found out she was expecting just four days earlier. “It’s making me tear up right now. I was like ‘this is God’s way of answering our prayers.'”

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I don’t know where to begin…however, I will start with this has been one of the best experiences of my life. My identical twin sister @janelleleopoldo and I got to experience our pregnancies together in the same exact gestational period. We both followed miscarriages, she had an ectopic pregnancy with emergency surgery and we continued to pray. We always dreamt of being pregnant together and it never worked out until this one: my 4th and last child and her second child. We knew God had different plans for us and we are so grateful we stayed patient during the difficult times. From the moment we found out we were pregnant, up until the delivery room felt like a dream that was surreal! Twins just share a special bond that others can’t relate to unless you’re a parent of a set, a sibling of them, or a twin yourself! The #twinbond is an incredible relationship that doesn’t fade. We have been through life together from grade school, to college at @ucla @uclagymnastics to our Masters degree @pepperdine for Elementary teaching. Our husbands Brandon and Jason know and understand our relationship and they are amazing too. They even joke if you marry one, you marry both in the sense that we talk 5 times a day. Thank you @carieharrisphotography for capturing these beautiful “twins with babies born on same day” photos and @lizvalentinephotography for capturing our pregnancy photos!!! These bring tears to our eyes! These miracle boys will be best friends forever born on 6/18/18 together.

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On Sept. 6, Jalynne gushed about the special moment on Instagram. “I don’t know where to begin…however, I will start with this has been one of the best experiences of my life,” she wrote. 

“My identical twin sister @janelleleopoldo and I got to experience our pregnancies together in the same exact gestational period. We both followed miscarriages, she had an ectopic pregnancy with emergency surgery and we continued to pray. We always dreamt of being pregnant together and it never worked out until this one: my 4th and last child and her second child. We knew God had different plans for us and we are so grateful we stayed patient during the difficult times. From the moment we found out we were pregnant, up until the delivery room felt like a dream that was surreal! Twins just share a special bond that others can’t relate to unless you’re a parent of a set, a sibling of them, or a twin yourself! The #twinbond is an incredible relationship that doesn’t fade.” BRB, crying! 

She added that she and her sis even went to UCLA together and got their Master’s degree at Pepperdine for elementary education. Needless to say, these boys — born on June 18 — are already besties!