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Twin babies born in different years

By WITW Staff on January 4, 2016

At a San Diego hospital, a twin baby brother and sister were born just minutes apart, yet in different years. Jaelyn Valencia was first brought into the world on December 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m., while her little brother Luis followed at 12:02 a.m. on January 1, 2016. “We were actually watching the clock. We wanted to see if we were one of the first ones”, the proud father, Luis, told NBC San Diego, adding that his wife had hoped they would be born on the same day to avoid birthday conflicts later on. “So it means two birthday parties, back to back,” he added.

Both babies and their mother Mirabel are doing well — although their big sister, the three-year-old Isabella, was reportedly surprised and a little shocked over how her new siblings came into the world. Nurse Lynnette Coetzee said she hadn’t seen anything like it in her 34 years of nursing, and joked about how it would affect the family dynamics. “I think she’s the little girl; she’s gonna be pulling rank the whole time because she’s gonna be the older one,” Coetzee told NBC. “He’s gonna have a hard time living that down.”

Read the full story at NBC San Diego.


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