Twin Brothers Become Dads to Baby Boys Within a Few Hours
Date of release: Tuesday 25th November, 2014
Twin brothers from Wolverhampton have defied odds of 150,000 – 1 to become proud dads to baby boys born on the same day – in the same hospital!
Jeromme and Jarrell Spence, from Fordhouses, became fathers within hours of each other at New Cross Hospital in the early hours of this morning (Monday 24 November).
The twins, 21, knew their partners were both having a baby boy, and both had the same due date of November 26, but they didn’t believe their new bundles of joy would ever arrive on the same day.
Jeromme was first into the hospital’s maternity unit when his partner, Tegan Compton, 19, went into labour on Sunday evening, with brother Jarrell and his partner, Francesca Ashe, also 19, arriving early on Monday morning.
Tegan was first to give birth when she delivered 8lb 7oz Cameron at 2.04am on Monday morning and then Francesca followed suit, by giving birth to 7lb 11oz Cassen at 4.34am.
Both babies were born in the same room and in the same water pool, delivered by the same midwife!
Jeromme, who works in a sports shop, said: “We knew that our partners were both given the same due date, but we just never expected the births to be really on the same day.
“Tegan and me came in first and little Cameron was born just a few hours later. Then the pool was washed and cleaned, and we handed over to Jarrell and Francesca!”
Jarrell, who works for Aunt Sally’s catering firm, added: “We got here at about 2 in the morning and we could hear someone’s voice and I said, ‘That’s Tegan.’
“Mum was with me so when Tegan gave birth she went over to see her grandson and then a couple of hours later she had another one!
“It is absolutely amazing that we became fathers of sons on the same day. It is great for everyone and everyone at the hospital was great.”
Midwife Barbara Kapoor said: “I have never ever heard of this happening before. It is amazing!”
Alex Donohue, from Ladbrokes Bookmakers, said: “This is so rare. The odds of it happening are at least 150,000 – 1.”
Pictured right: Jeromme, black top, with baby Cameron and Jarrell, grey top, with Cassen.
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