Huh? How Can Twins be Born a Year Apart?

Does that sound like some kind of head-scratching riddle? The answer: On New Year’s! So far, two sets of twins have been reported with one being born in 2013, and the other in 2014! Pretty cool, right?

According to ABC News, on December 31, 2013, at 11:58 pm, Yaleni Santos Tohalino gave birth to baby girl Lorraine Yaleni Begazo, who weighed 6 pounds, 4.9 ounces, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, D.C. Soon after, her twin brother Brandon Ferdinardo Begazo was born on January 1, 2014, at 12:01 am, weighing 5 pounds, 10.4 ounces.

In Toronto, two fraternal twin sisters were born at Trillium Health Partners-Credit Valley Hospital. Older sister Gabriela Salgueiro was born on Dec. 31, 2013, at 11:52 pm, weighing 6 pounds, 16 ounces. On Jan. 1, 2014, at 12:00:38 am, younger twin Sophia Salgueiro was born, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces.

Aside from the novelty of being New Year’s babies born in different years, the twins will each have their own birth dates—something most twins don’t get.  That’s great for them and their path to having their own identities. Moms, not so much. Planning two birthday parties a day apart? Good luck with that!

TELL US: Would you like your twins to have two separate birth dates?

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