Although the couple was aware of the situation before the birth, knowing that two of their daughters-to-be were conjoined at the pelvis, "they were not sure if they were sharing any organs," Hernandez wrote on the family's Facebook page.
"The truth is I cried, not because of how the babies would look because we knew we would do our best to give them the best and most productive life possible," Hernandez wrote. "I cried because the doctor said we had to understand and accept the fact that once they were born they could die. My pregnancy is very rare; the doctors say it is one in a million."
However, the babies were safely delivered, and on Monday the conjoined babies successfully underwent bladder surgery, according to KRIS-TV, but will have to remain at Driscoll Children's Hospital until they are separated in about six months or a year. Until then, the new mother and father are asking for prayer from their loved ones and strangers. They plan to keep their children in the hospital until they are 100 percent healthy and safe to come home.
This article was written by Emma Goddard. Follow her on Twitter @egoddardhokie.
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