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Rare 'Mono Mono' Twins To Celebrate Father's Day At Home

The Ohio twins that made national headlines are set to celebrate Father's Day at home.
Posted at 9:18 AM, Jun 09, 2014

​Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite, rare "mono mono" twins, were born holding hands May 9. (Via WEWS)

"The moment, something Sarah never could have imagined when she agreed to allow us in the delivery room."

"I thought it was going to be a little mother's day story and that was it."

WebMD explains "mono mono" is short for monoamniotic — meaning twins shared an amniotic sac and placenta. (Via WebMD)

Mono mono twins are so rare, doctors say they only occur in about 1 in every 10,000 pregnancies. (Via WCPO)

Now, just in time for Father's Day, the Thistlethwaite twins were released to go home in Ohio after spending nearly a month in the hospital.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports both are now approaching six pounds, and the parents say they can't wait to have their entire family together at home.

"Mom plans to tell the identical twins apart by using different shades of toenail polish."

We couldn't think of a more perfect Father's Day gift.