On October 31, baby girl Lydia and baby kid Timothy Ridgeway were brought into the world from embryos frozen for almost 30 years, CNN announced. The twins have made history for being brought into the world from the longest frozen embryos the National Embryo Donation Center has said.
They have broken the record of Molly Gibson who was brought into the world in 2020 from an embryo that had been frozen for a long time. Molly took the record from her sister Emma, who was brought into the world from an embryo that had been frozen for a considerable length of time, the report added.
The National Embryo Donation Center says baby girl Lydia was brought into the world at 5 pounds, 11 ounces, (2.5kg), and baby kid Timothy was brought into the world at 6 pounds, 7 ounces (2.92kg).
Father was just 5 years old back then!
The embryos were frozen back on April 22, 1992, when Phillip Ridgeway, the father of twins, was 5 years of age! The embryos were made through IVF for an anonymous couple; the husband was in his mid-50s and the egg donor was 34 years of age.
The embryos were kept at a richness lab until 2007 after which the couple gave them to the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.
There is something amazing about it. I was 5 years of age when God gave life to Lydia and Timothy, and he’s been saving that life from that point onward, Philip Ridgeway, the father of the twins, told the media.
“It could be said, they’re our oldest kids, despite the fact that they’re our littlest youngsters,” he added. Lydia and Timothy have four kin, matured 8, 6, and 3, and a young one approaching 2. None of the different children of the Ridgeways have been considered through IVF or donors.
“We just needed the ones that had been sitting tight for the longest”
“We weren’t hoping to get the embryos that have been frozen the longest on the planet,” Philip Ridgeway told the media. “We just needed the ones that had been sitting tight for the longest,” he added.