A 32-year-old mother has revealed her beautiful surprise after her miracle mixed-race twins were born with different skin tones.
32-year-old Kayleigh Okotie from London told The Sun that she is mixed race while her partner Jordan King is black.
“It was such a surprise,” Kayleigh expressed. “Their dad is black and I am mixed race — my mum is English and my dad Nigerian — but I never thought the twins would end up with different skin tones.”
After hours of labor at Homerton University Hospital, Kayleigh and her partner did not see the difference until the following day.
“I was in labour for hours, and almost had to have an emergency c-section,” she said. “So after they were born, I gave them a cuddle and fell asleep almost immediately.
“I was exhausted, and so was Jordan. It was such a shock the next day when we realised how different they looked.
“Jordan and I looked at each other like, ‘Hold on a second’.”
Kayleigh continued: “When we heard we were having twins we never even considered that one would take after me and one after him.
“Even the nurses in the maternity wing were cooing over them and saying how special they were because they’d never seen anything like it before.”
The excited parents can now see similarities in their babies.
“Friends and family and people in the street tell me they look like chalk and cheese — but I’m their mum. I can spot little things,” Kayleigh said.
“They have the same chocolate brown eyes, and the shape of their face too. It’ll be interesting to see if they get more alike or more different as they grow up.
“They have completely different personalities, which is amazing to see as they’re only four months old.
“Jaziyah is so laid back and chilled out, whereas Naylah is a bit fussier.”
Kayleigh from East London has four other children from a previous relationship and they are all smitten with their new siblings.
“It’s a full house now but they are really excited about the two little ones,” Kayleigh added.
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