Monday, July 1, 2013

Mother gives birth to twins in different countries


These twins, who celebrate their first  birthday tomorrow, do not have quite as much in common as you would expect.
Though the siblings were only born less than  two hours apart, they have different nationalities.
Dylan  Joseph Fox was born in England, but his younger sister Hannah Rose was born over  the border in Scotland.
 Donna Keenan gave birth to Dylan, left, in Northumberland, shortly followed by twin sister Hannah Rose, born in Scotland Border babies’ birthdays: Donna Keenan gave birth to  Dylan, left, in Northumberland, shortly followed by twin sister Hannah Rose, in  Scotland
Their mother Donna Keenan is preparing for  their first birthday with special outfits paying homage to the twins’ respective  birthplaces.
Miss Keenan, 28, a cafe worker from Wooler,  Northumberland,  said: ‘I have bought Hannah a tartan dress and Dylan a top with the England lion  on.
‘I bought them a load of clothes for their  birthday, but they will wear those for their big day.’
Miss Keenan went into labour four weeks early  at her partner Joe Fox’s mother’s house.
Proud mother: Donna Keenan with Hannah Rose and Dylan JosephProud mother: Donna Keenan with Hannah Rose and Dylan  Joseph
The family were all watching Italy play Spain  in the Euro 2012 final at the time.
They had no time to get to a hospital, but  the speedy arrival of paramedics saw Dylan, weighing 5lb 13oz, safely delivered  in his grandparents’ living room.
As the twins were coming prematurely,  however, doctors insisted on Donna going to hospital  for the second baby’s  birth.
 Twins Hannah and Dylan were both born four weeks early last yearPremature: Twins Hannah and Dylan were both born four  weeks early last year
Newborns: Hannah and Dylan were born in July last year Newborns: Hannah and Dylan were born in July last year
That meant an hour-long journey across the  border into Scotland, to the Borders General Hospital in Melrose.
Hannah then arrived an hour and forty minutes  after her brother.
Father Joe Fox, 25, said: ‘I’m a football fan  so I’m sure there will be some rivalry when they grow up.’
The couple also have a three-year-old  daughter, Jessica.