Singapore’s super-styling premmie twins growing as fast as their internet following

Twin girls Leia and Lauren shared the same amniotic sac in the womb and now share equal doses of cuteness in an Instagram account showing off the styling and photography skills of their proud parents. The roly-poly little sweethearts are now a far cry from their tiny birth weight and are spreading happiness across social media with their quirky costumes and chubby cheeks.

When Amber Yong and Peter Lok opened the Instagram account last year they thought it would make a great record of the rapid growth of their premature babies. They were right – but didn’t expect their often funny, always adorable shots of their babies would strike such a chord on the world wide web.

Singapore’s Leia and Lauren, now eight months old, are internet sensations thanks to their father’s photography skills and mother’s styling. Their Instagram account is now followed by 205,000 people.

They’ve been styled as cups of noodles, mermaids, painters, pigs, superheroes, fruit, teddy bears and Easter bunnies. And we have a feeling there are plenty more dress-up ideas to come.

“We started using Instagram as a medium to document their growing journey and it was a perfect platform to share these (photos) with our friends, family and like-minded parents who want updates,” Peter tells Today.com.

How mermaids really look like after a hearty meal 😂 #nowaistline Crotchet mermaid costumes from @quinnbebe

A photo posted by Momo Twins ~ Leia & Lauren (@leialauren) on

Making them even more special is the fact the pair are MoMo (monoamniotic-monochorionic) twins, a rare and potentially dangerous condition where the babies share the same amniotic sac in the womb.

momo twins4

“It is an extremely high-risk pregnancy,” says Peter.

“Therefore, they were delivered two months premature (not many realised that they are actually premmies).”

The proud dad says his girls have come a long way.

“From being so small when they were born to the chubby babies today!” Peter says.

“We try as much as possible to snap daily pictures now, and on average we take about five to six pictures a week.

“The photoshoots are usually taken at home after their nap time. Brainstorming sessions usually happens together, though most times, ideas come rather impromptu.”

For some more creative photography, have a look at our post about the inspirational photo series that shows the incredible journey of premature babies.

(via Today.com, images via Instagram)

Subscribe to Babyology

Our email newsletters keep you up to date with what’s happening on Babyology.

We also have special newsletter-only offers and competitions that are exclusive to Babyology subscribers.

Sign up below:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Send this to a friend