Formerly Conjoined Twin Leaves Hospital in Time for Mother's Day

PHOTO: Days after her first birthday , Knatalye underwent surgery to remove the rods in her pelvis and also to add a gastrostomy button for her feedings. Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital
Days after her first birthday , Knatalye underwent surgery to remove the rods in her pelvis and also to add a gastrostomy button for her feedings.

Formerly conjoined twin Knatalye Hope Mata has been released from the hospital just in time for Mother's Day.

A team at Texas Children's Hospital separated Knatalye and her sister, Adeline Faith, on Feb. 17 in a 26-hour surgery. They celebrated their first birthday in the hospital last month, with a "Frozen"-themed party.

The two had both been in the pediatric intensive care unit since their surgery and have each had a few surgeries since the separation, but doctors decided Friday that Knatalye was strong enough to be released.

The girls' mother, Elysse Mata, was shocked to learn the twins were conjoined when she was pregnant with them, she told ABC News in July.

"I was speechless, it was so unexpected," she said.

Their middle names are Hope and Faith because you can't have one without the other, she said.

PHOTO: Elysse Mata gave birth to conjoined twins at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston, April 11, 2014. Allen Kramer/Texas Childrens Hospital
Elysse Mata gave birth to conjoined twins at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, April 11, 2014.

The girls were born on April 11, 2014 at Texas Children's Hospital. They shared a chest wall, diaphragm, intestines, lungs, lining of the heart and pelvis.

PHOTO: The girls celebrated with a Disneys Frozen themed birthday party for family and friends at the hospital. Allen S. Kramer/Texas Childrens Hospital
The girls celebrated with a Disney's "Frozen" themed birthday party for family and friends at the hospital.

"Nightline" was at the hospital in February as 12 surgeons operated on the Mata twins, and Elysse, her husband and 20 family members camped out in the waiting room.

PHOTO: Adeline Mata shown here recovering from a surgery to help with her breathing. Allen S. Kramer/Texas Childrens Hospital
Adeline Mata shown here recovering from a surgery to help with her breathing.
PHOTO: Both girls have undergone new procedures after they were separated in February. Allen S. Kramer/Texas Childrens Hospital
Both girls have undergone new procedures after they were separated in February.