Twins have a special bond that that goes beyond our understanding. It is a connection that goes beyond science. Twins can feel each other’s emotions more deeply as if they were their own emotions. When twins are separated, many have experienced a physical sensation and they know it is in relation to their twin.
The twin babies, Weston, and Caleb Lyman were screaming after being separated but as soon as nurses touch their cheeks together, the newborns fell still and silent.
The boys were born four weeks early on February 28th. Despite being premature, they were both healthy and had a smooth delivery. Lisa and her husband Dane have two other children, both girls, Corinne and Amelia, bringing their family to four children under the age of four years old.
Dane recorded any moment that Lisa would not be able to witness from her birthing bed. Since Dane was already recording, he caught an unexpected moment that showed the depth of his twin’s bond.
“Immediately after delivery, I followed the boys to see how long they were and how much they weighed. That’s when I got the footage. It was one of the sweetest things to watch and I’m so glad I caught it on video,” Dane explains.
The newborn boys were separated to get examined. They were screaming like all newborn babies, but they would not be for long. The twins were only separated for several minutes, but through the entire pregnancy, they had each other. Entering an entirely new and scary world was too much for the boys to do apart.
The nurse brings one crying baby back to his brother and their bond is shown to all in the room. Once the brothers are reunited with skin-to-skin contact, cheek to cheek, the boys feel safe again.
The newborn boys immediately stop screaming and become silent. They are back together and that was all they needed. The top twin puts his face on his brother’s and rests his head on his brother’s stomach. The most lovely experience was watching these twins cuddle up to each other for comfort only minutes after being born and separated.
Dane Lyman states, “Our twin boys comforting each other shortly after birth. One of our greatest hopes, when we found out we were having twins, was that, as they grew, they would be good friends and support one another. Seeing them comfort each other just moments after birth was almost like the first step in that special relationship. They recognized each other immediately, having previously formed that special relationship.”
Only Caleb and Weston will ever understand the bond that they were able to create in the womb. Dane showed the video to Lisa shortly after the moment. As the new parents watched the video together, they both started to tear up and become very emotional.
“One of our greatest hopes, when we found out we were having twins, was that, as they grew, they would be good friends and support one another. Seeing them comfort each other just moments after birth was almost like the first step in that special relationship.”
Lyman says the brothers continue to comfort each other at home and the family hopes the special bond continues throughout their lives.
The Lyman family are all overjoyed with the new precious additions to their family, Caleb, and Weston.