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Twins born in Lee's Summit at 23 weeks called "miraculous" by doctors

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Their doctors are calling them miracle babies after twin babies are beating the odds after being born at just 23 weeks. (KCTV5) Their doctors are calling them miracle babies after twin babies are beating the odds after being born at just 23 weeks. (KCTV5)
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Their doctors are calling them miracle babies after twin babies are beating the odds after being born at just 23 weeks. 

Kathryn and Alexander aren’t even supposed to be here. Their due date was Dec. 29, but arrived at Overland Park Regional on Sept. 1st.

"I might've mentioned to you before I knew I had a dad living inside of me, but I had no idea that I was the crying dad,” said Sam Green, a father of the twins. “It’s magical and it's miraculous.”

Doctors at the Overland Park hospital are calling Kate and Alex miracles. 

"Kate and Alex were born at the very earliest that you can possibly do something for them,” said neonatologist Dr. Thomas Lancaster. “The struggles they've had over the past few months, especially this first few days and weeks, were mostly related to Lungs and fighting off infection."

Sam and Chris, have been together for 17 years. The couple always knew they wanted a family so they used a surrogate in Kansas City. The couple was at home in New York, the night she went into labor.

The babies were born in Lee's Summit  and rushed to Overland Park Regional, one of the few hospitals equipped to handle babies born that early.

"They could each fit in the palm of our hand and they were both connected to ventilators," Green said. "When they're at 23 weeks gestation, their eyes are still a few shot they have no fat on their bodies."

The babies have had to endure a lot from infections to brain hemorrhages to a lung collapse, but they have gained several pounds and continue to improve.

Doctors say Alex and Kate are ahead of the curve and they expect them to go home with their dads in January. 

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