When Nicola and Todd Bailey tried to conceive their second child, they had no idea they would soon be parents to very special twin girls. After 12 weeks of pregnancy, doctors revealed to the couple that they were expecting twin girls, but nothing more. The ultrasound did not reveal any abnormality of any kind. Nicola Bailey suspected something and had already considered the possibility of a multiple pregnancy because her belly “was growing much faster than the previous pregnancy and the symptoms were stronger”.
Nicola Bailey didn’t have many other worries, however, until her water broke after 32 weeks and she gave birth to beautiful twin girls. The first to be born was Harper, and her sister Quinn arrived soon after. The doctors quickly gave them routine checkups, and when they returned to their mother’s room, they broke the news to the family: Harper had D.o.w.n’s sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ.
Nicola didn’t understand why the doctor was telling her “I’m sorry,” as if he were telling her bad news. To her, her twins were both beautiful.
The mother of the little ones revealed that from the moment they were born, they both shared a very special bond. Of course, she tries not to compare them because she knows they’re two different people and not just because of Harper’s genetic condition.
Nicola reported that their situation gets a lot of negative comments from ignorant people, who don’t always accept Harper’s supposed “diversity.” But the woman is doing everything she can to educate people, especially through her social media account. Also, Harper was born with a heart problem, so she will have to undergo sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ when she is 6 years old.
Despite all the challenges and difficulties they face, Nicola and Todd are very proud of their family.
We wish them much happiness!