Sadie Budden’s story about how there is just 26 weeks between the births of her son and daughter appears in the DAILY MAIL newspaper…
At first glance Sadie Budden’s children, Ronnie and Sienna could be twins…
In fact they are a brother and sister – born a record-breaking 61/2 months apart.
Incredibly, within days of giving birth to Ronnie now aged 18 months, Sadie fell pregnant with daughter Sienna.
Sadie and partner Paul Dennis were stunned as it had taken two years for them to get pregnant with Ronnie.
There was then supposed to be a gap of nine months. But Sienna was born 31/2 month premature so there is just 26 weeks or 208 days.
And now the amazing babies – known as tandem twins as they are born within the same nine to ten months – are set to enter the record books as having the closest age gap between siblings in the UK.
Doctors say Sadie, who also has son, Jordan, 13, from a previous relationship, has the closest possible gap between her two children – it is not physically possible to have a closer gap between siblings.
She said: “When I saw my GP to confirm Sienna’s pregnancy, I don’t know who was more shocked – him or me.
“Ronnie’s birth had felt something of a miracle and we hadn’t even considered having another child.”
As Sienna was premature the first few days following her birth, when she suffered a brain haemorrhage, were touch and go. But thankfully three and a half months later she was well enough to go home.
But now while life with two tiny tots is certainly hectic, she is reaping the rewards of having two babies born so close together.
“They have already developed a special bond.”
* We believe Sadie shares the world record for the closest gap between siblings! According to the Guinness Book of Records the shortest interval between separate births to the same mother in the world – also 208 days – is held by New Zealander Jayne Bleackley. She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3 1999 and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30th 2000.
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