Twice the Fun


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Harkness’s twins smile for a photo together shortly after being born. The girls were born on March 2.

Math Teacher Kassi Harkness and her husband Mikey’s family grew by two on March 2, with the birth of their twin baby girls.

As opposed to the typical 40-week term for single pregnancies, doctors typically induce twin moms at around 38 weeks. Harkness’s babies came just shy of that mark, at 37 weeks and three days.

Lynlee Marie was born at 3:33 p.m., followed shortly after by Elyza Jo at 3:35 p.m. Both girls were named after family members.

Lynlee is a combination of Harkness’s mother’s middle name, Lynette, and Mikey’s mother’s middle name, Lee.

Elyza is a variation of Elizabeth, which is in honor of Harkness’s grandmother’s middle name and Mikey’s aunt’s name.

Everyone is doing well so far, with Harkness and the twins happy and healthy and back at home. The babies have two big brothers, Rhett, age six, and Bennett, age two, who are adjusting nicely to the addition of their sisters, though doubling the number of kids in the household has been a big change.

“Our house is even more chaotic, in the best way possible,” said Harkness.

Harkness will be on maternity leave for the rest of the school year, but will return to PHS in August to start off the next one.