Every expecting couple experiences intense excitement and a certain amount of anxiety before their kid is born… Therefore, knowing that you are expecting twins is undoubtedly stressful twice as much as it is joyful twice as much.
One couple in particular would be even more surprised to learn they were expecting twins after they saw their two snow-white infants.
Indeed, when their two adorable kids were born in 2018, Argentinians Jorge Gomez and his wife had no idea they would attract such attention on a global scale.
Increase Your Excitement
In 2018, Mr. and Mrs. Gomez were ecstatic to learn they were expecting a child. They were eager to complete their family by giving their first-born son the role of big brother.
They were careful to visit the doctor frequently for check-ups and to make sure everything was going according to plan, just like any other responsible pregnant couple would. On one of these visits, they received the astonishing news that they were expecting twin daughters, not just one baby.
There is some danger involved with carrying and giving birth to not one, but two children, but Mrs. Gomez’s pregnancy was very routine.
The Gomez family was ecstatic during the entire process and couldn’t wait to see their two new baby girls. The customary preparations continued, including setting up the proper area for their impending bundles of joy.
They were not at all prepared for one thing, though.
The highly unusual twin girls were 36 weeks early when they finally joined the world in a hospital in the Argentine region of Tucuman. The two small combatants, Catalina and Virginia, weighed in healthy despite this.
First place went to Catalina, who weighed 5.95 lbs. Virginia arrived two minutes later and weighed 5.5 lbs.
Although they were early, their healthy weight was by no means the biggest surprise.
Both Catalina and Virginia came up with snow-white hair and didn’t resemble their parents at all.
It came out that the little girls had albinism, a rare genetic disease that results in a lack of skin colour. In the United States, for instance, just one in 17,000 newborns is born with albinism. Albinism is inherited via families, and for the majority of varieties, both parents must be albino.
“We were really happy when they told us we were having twins, and that happiness did not diminish at all when they were delivered and we discovered they were albinos. It is a godsend for us, Jorge told a nearby newspaper.
It’s incredible that Catalina and Virginia were the first set of albino twins to be born in Argentina.
Everyone was surprised to learn about their unusual genetic condition. But with their new kids, Jorge and his wife also felt blessed.
When they informed us we were having twins, we were really happy, and when they were delivered and we discovered they were albinos, our happiness did not at all decrease, dad Jorge told LV12.
However, there are extra safety issues with the twins that must be taken into account. One illustration is that the daughters, like all people born with albinism, are particularly susceptible to UV radiation, therefore the Gomez family must always be extra cautious when it comes to sun protection.
A Promising Future
Catalina and Virginia will reach four years old this year, and as they mature, they seem more and more lovely every day.
The girls posed in gowns that a close family friend had created for them in December 2021.
Hopefully, their tale and these images will raise awareness of albinism and demonstrate just how attractive albinos can be.
Most significantly, the Gomez family has demonstrated that regardless of genetic predisposition, every kid deserves to be loved unconditionally and passionately.