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Alexandre is three weeks older than his brother Ronaldo, but both boys are thriving after a risky delayed delivery earlier this year.
Linda DaSilva went into labor 24 weeks into her pregnancy. Doctors tried to stop the contractions, but four days later, Alexandre was born.
"We were praying to hear his cry, and we did," DaSilva said. "And it was a relief because we knew there was a 50 percent chance of (him) not surviving."
Alexandre was placed into intensive care and doctors suggested keeping Ronaldo in the womb.
Doctors said DaSilva was the perfect candidate for a delayed twin delivery. A healthy Ronaldo was born 24 days later, weighing one pound more than his big brother.
"This was unique in many ways, including that both twins are doing well," Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Tufts Sabrina Craigo told WCVB.
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