Twins share a lot of things even at birth but it is rare for them to have different birthdates. Of course, that happens when mom gives birth at around midnight, causing them to be born on different dates even if the time was actually just a few minutes in between.
But one mom gave birth to twins over New Year’s Eve – and it resulted in one twin born in 2017 and the other in 2018! Wow! How cool is that?
Mommy Maria Flores was taken to Delano Regional Medical Centre in Kern County, California on New Year’s Eve. The twins were actually due on January 27, 2018 but it seems that they had plans to welcome the New Year with a big bang.
At 11.58pm on December 31, 2017, baby Joaquin was born; he weighed 5lbs 9oz. The boy was officially the last one to be born in 2017 at the hospital and in Kern County.
Around twenty minutes later, at 12.16am on January 1, 2018, baby Aitana was born; she weighed 4lbs 10.8oz. She was officially the first one born in 2018 at the hospital and in Kern County.
Staff at the hospital were overjoyed with the twins’ arrival – and they were glad that the twins were the ones who received the gifts worth $3,000 donated by members of the community.
Each year, the hospital prepares gifts to welcome the first baby to be born on the New Year. A number of people donate various things for the baby to have a lot of gifts.
The doctor who delivered the babies, Seyed Tamjidi, was definitely overjoyed with this rare opportunity.
“I’ve been in the practice for almost 30 plus years. I’ve never had the opportunity to do anything like that before,” Tamjidi said.
Of course, Joaquin and Aitana aren’t the only twins born on different years but it’s still sweet that they are among the rare sets…