2 years later: Mono mono identical twin girls still holding hands

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jul 15, 2016

Remember the mono mono identical twin girls, born holding hands, whose photos were splashed across TVs and the internet around the world?

Well they're two years old now, and they're doing "swimmingly."

Akron Children's Hospital, the hospital where the girls were born, posted a photo of the sisters recently.

And—no surprise here—they're still holding hands.

Mono mono pregnancies are very rare—only happening once in every 10,000 births. It happens when twins end up sharing the same placenta and amniotic sac.

Jenna and Jillian, now two years old, each weighed less than five pounds when they were born at 33 weeks.

NewsChannel5 was allowed access to the special delivery in 2014, in which Bill and Sarah Thistlethwaite beamed with pride. It became, and still is, the most viewed story in's history, reaching an astounding 27 million people.

"The 27 million, it still blows my mind. It's hard to even fathom," father Bill told us when we caught up with the couple last year.