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Woman Gives Birth To Twins, One Black, One White

Date November 1, 2017 16:15

Twins are fascinating and rare all on their own but a couple soon realised something surprising after they had their twin girls.

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Hannah Yarker and Kyle Armstrong often joked, when she was pregnant with their twins, that the babies might have different skin tones. While Hannah is white, Kyle is mixed-raced so they considered the very rare possibility of their babies looking different.

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Hannah said, in an interview, that whenever Kyle posed the question, she usually responded by saying that such a scenario was unlikely. And she was right. A situation in which a set of twins came out showing features of different races is said to be one in a million. And evidently, babies Anaya and Myla are that one.

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The non-identical twins were born in April 2015. Anaya weighed 5lbs 9oz while Myla was 6lbs 5oz nat birth. The parents did not immediately notice how different the girls were until a couple of weeks later.

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As time went on, the differences in their skin tones became more apparent. The couple was elated when they realised that what they had wondered about was actually happening. They even called relatives to let them know that they got "one of each."

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The mum said, "at first, both the girls had a purple tone to their skin, but they looked darker so I assumed they’d both taken after Kyle."

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Hannah said that one thing she always had to deal with since their birth was all the attention.

I can’t walk down the aisle at the supermarket without getting stopped.

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Strangers just could not believe the babies are twins as they look so different from each other. Hannah said they also have different personalities. While Myla is more active and outgoing, Anaya is calmer and a lot less rambunctious.

Myla is always on the move she’s already crawling, although backwards, while Anaya’s more laid back.

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Even their mum often found herself in disbelief over the little girls. "They’ve got the same birthday and the same mum and dad but they’re just complete opposites in every way," she said.

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The girls, who are now almost 2-and-a-half years old have been doing great. The mum regularly shares of their progress on her Facebook page and people just cannot get enough of how sweet and pretty they are.

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We are certain that Myla and Anaya will always give strangers a reason to stop and stare. We imagine it's hard for people to believe they are sisters, not to talk of twins.