Mom gives birth to black and white twin boys but both parents are black
After welcoming a beautiful daughter into the world, Stacy and Babajide of Lagos decided to expand their family.
So when they found out they were pregnant once again they were over the moon excited to find out that this time they would be expecting twin boys!
When the 31-year-old mother underwent a cesarean section, she was overjoyed to think that their baby boys Daniel and David Omirin were well on their way. But when their sons arrived, Stacy and Babajide were stunned.
The twins arrived mere minutes apart looking absolutely nothing like each other except for their gorgeous big brown eyes.
“It was a massive surprise.”
Daniel has dark skin and black curly hair, just like their five-year-old sister Demilade. David has while skin and golden curls. Neither parent is white.
“We did not know about their differences while I was pregnant.
The scan did not show such, so it was a huge surprise and the most amazing moment when the first twin (Daniel) came out with black hair and the second twin (David) came out with gold hair.
I had them through CS, so the doctors were like, ‘It seems you are having totally unidentical twins.’ Before I knew it, nurses started coming out to look at them.”
Stacy was instantly in love, but she wasn’t sure how Babajide would react.
“Their dad was really overwhelmed and immediately named My Twin 2 (David) ‘Golden,’ so he fondly calls him Mr. Golden.
He was all overjoyed seeing his boys. He stood for more than 10 minutes staring at them and said he was just looking at God’s wonderful work and that they are his best gift ever.”
Albinism is a genetic condition caused by the lack of melanin, the pigment formed in the skin, hair and eyes. It knows no gender or race and can affect anyone.
The chance of being born with albinism ranges from one in 3,000 to one in 20,000. David has oculocutaneous albinism, which caused his light skin and golden curls.
While some individuals with albinism can experience health issues, particularly eye problems, fortunately, David doesn’t have any such concerns.
Statistics show that albinism in Nigeria happens to be among the highest level in the world.
According to the World Health Organization, estimates vary from one in 5,000 to one in 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Europe and North America, one in 20,000 people have the condition according to the NGO Under the Same Sun.
Still, with more than two million albinos residing there, they often are discriminated against and bullied. Thankfully Stacy has never heard a hurtful comment about her sons.
“There’re always side talks whenever we go out, people often wanna know how and what’s happening and maybe due to their cute and adorable nature, you just wanna come close to say hello.”
Because the boys are stunning, the family has been contacted about the wee ones modeling.
Stacy created an Instagram account so that others can learn more about David’s albinism and follow the boys as they grow up.
“We opened an account for them because we believe they have a story to tell to the world and also as a way of creating awareness.”
The boys may be twins, but they do have other differences. Daniel is more expressive while David would rather sit back and observe the world around him.
Daniel devours his food while David is a bit more finicky. But both are energetic, loving little boys.
“They are so adorable and it felt like we had been given a miracle.”
Stacy happens to be a clothing designer and while the boys are always dressed quite dapper, she does field numerous questions about whether both boys are hers.
“People say ”Excuse me madam, which one of the kids is yours?’ I just say both of them are mine and people look at me as if I am joking. But I was surprised too when they were born, even as their mum. When the doctor told me my kids are not identical I didn’t know what to expect. But then I saw they had different color hair and skin and I couldn’t believe it, so I’m not surprised other people are shocked, too.”
The boys only know how much they love each other and are the very best of friends.
Even with racial disparity a huge concern across the country, Stacy, fortunately, has never received any negative comments.
“It doesn’t matter to me what color their skin is because they are my babies. All that matters is that I have my boys.”
How adorable are these two brothers? While the color of their skin will always stick out to those they meet what is most important is the character they each develop thanks to their loving family.
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