Little Neve and “big” twin brother Louie were born early by emergency C-section and separated at birth, Liverpool Echo reports.
Neve was not getting enough nutrients in the womb due to the placenta deteriorating.
The twins spent weeks apart at Liverpool Women’s Hospital but, yesterday, were finally able to cuddle in the same incubator for the first time.
Their mum Laura Hough, 27, said: “They had me up the wall. I was going to the hospital twice a week as Neve, her placenta was deteriorating.
“Her and Louie were in separate bags and he was fine but it was affecting her blood flow so I had to have an emergency C-section.
“For a good few weeks I was carrying them I kept getting told by the hospital that she wasn’t going to make it.”
At birth on March 8, Louie weighed more than 3lb but his sister was just over 1lb.
However, it was Louie who seemed to be suffering more after his premature delivery.
Laura, a first time mum, added: “When they did come out she didn’t need any oxygen at all, she was fine. It was Louie, both of his lungs collapsed because he had air in them.
“So he ended up receiving treatment to drain the air out of his lungs.”
Laura and partner Chris Carey, from Walton, Liverpool, spoke of their joy at the recoveries and the special moment the siblings cuddled.
Laura said: “They ended up with their arms over each other, their legs crossed and holding hands.
“She tried to put her hands around his neck – it was funny to watch them.
“She’s wiped our eyes to be honest.
“All the doctors who come and see her have a soft spot for her, and they’re made up with the both of them.
“They said they’ll miss them when they leave because they need more little fighters like that to keep them going.
“They’ve never seen a baby like her, so small without having to have any oxygen or anything to help her breathe she’s just doing it all on her own.
“She’s smaller than a baby’s doll but she’s doing so well, she’s unbelievable.”