Less than one in 100,000 women give birth to identical twins, but a Sydney woman defied all odds and achieved it. Wednesday at 13:25 and 13:26, respectively, Camilla and Madison Brown, identical twin girls, were brought into the world by Sophia Brown, 32, and her husband Paule Brown, 33. The proud parents Sophia and Paule Brown welcomed two identical girls into the world last week at Norwest Private Hospital in Bella Vista.
Harley and Ethan, their three-year-old brothers, were also born at Norwest Private Hospital. Sophia exclaimed, “I never in a million years believed I would have twins, much less two identical twins, it’s fantastic.” I thought the radiologist was kidding when she repeated the news. Paule was initially more excited than I was, and I was more astonished than he was, but we both couldn’t believe it. We wanted to try for another girl to complete our family after having a son, and we couldn’t believe we had two.
In 2014, Sophia and Paule learned they were expecting two sons, and since then, they have been preparing their home for their unanticipated arrival. When we learned we were expecting a son, we were both shocked and anxious because we had no idea what to anticipate. But the family was very supportive and helped us a lot; as a result, we eventually discovered what was most effective for us.
After Sophia and Paule overcame their initial apprehension about having another set of twins, they were eager to meet the new members of their family. “Thankfully both of my pregnancies were uncomplicated and both went very smoothly. I’ve had normal births with boys, but had to use forceps, so they had different shaped heads in the first place, that’s how we were able to tell them apart.
But now that the hospital has attached tiny tags to their ankles, we can identify each patient. The boys’ bond is incredibly special, and we can’t wait to see how the girls will get along when they’re older. It’s wonderful to know they will always be together.
We feel much more at ease than we did when dealing with Ethan and Harley because we have rehearsed so much, added Sophia. And fortunately, we had a twin stroller, two cribs, and two car seats on hand because we had saved money on everything we needed. The house didn’t need many alterations, but we did need to have a new car with eight seats. With their infant sisters, Ethan and Harley are so kind and gentle that they want to hold and cuddle them nonstop.
They are constantly curious about me and inquire about the girls when they arrive at the hospital. Currently, we do not have any plans to add to our family; we are content with our two boys and two girls; they are ideal. We heard several unfavorable things from various people who claimed they would “hate us.” But having four healthy children is definitely a dream come true for me and Paule; what more could we ask for?