Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Twins born in different years, only minutes apart

Kern County Twins Born in Different Years as First Babies of 2018 Arrive Twins born just 20 minutes apart will not share birthday, birth month, or even a birth year
Melinda Barton | 02 January, 2018, 20:25

His twin sister Aitana was born just 18 minutes later at 12:16 a.m... on January 1. Delano Regional Medical Center officials tell 23ABC that a set of twins was born at the end of 2017 and the start of 2018.

A California mother is celebrating a rare gift: The birth of her twins in two different years.

Joaquin is 18 inches long, weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces, while Aitana is 16 1/2 inches long and weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces.

Doctors said that the girl was slightly breached, so she had to be delivered via cesarean section. A baby girl named Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros, the first baby born in 2018 in Kern County.

So much for having to share everything - from possibly similar facial features and genes to their parents' attention, they will, in fact, not share any bit of their birthday. But as fate would have it, at 7 pm on New Year's Eve, their mother Maria went into premature labour.

It appears several babies were born in the hours just after midnight.

A California mom ended 2017 by welcoming one bundle of joy and then kicked off 2018 by giving birth to his twin sister. Flores and her family were gifted over $3,000 in brand new baby gear.

Maria and her husband, parents to the twins, both are farm laborers and they have three daughters as well.

"It was definitely a surprise!"