New Year's Twins Born in Different Years

A set of twins in San Diego were born in different years, one on December 31, 2015, and the other on January 1, 2016.
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The first babies to be born in a new year are always a big deal. But for one San Diego, California family, not only are they making headlines because their son was born just after midnight on New Year's Day, but his twin sister was actually born last year.

Which was just three minutes earlier in this case. But still pretty remarkable, as the twins will now celebrate their birthdays, technically, a year apart!

New dad Luis Valencia admits the night his wife Maribel went into labor, they were watching the clock to see if the babies would be the first of 2016. But then baby Jaelyn joined the party just a minute shy of midnight on Thursday, which was New Year's Eve. Apparently she wanted to see what 2015 was all about...for a hot minute.

Then, her twin brother Luis was delivered at 12:02 a.m. on Friday, New Year's Day. He wasn't so curious about 2015, apparently.

"It's pretty much the best of both worlds," dad said. "So that means two birthday parties back-to-back." Yikes! I'm going to go on record suggesting a combined party. That's a lot of cake!

Meanwhile, although Maribel was not due to give birth for another month, she and the twins are reportedly healthy and happy! The headline-making babies join a big sister named Isabella, who now has some major bragging rights at her preschool.

What do you think of this super unique birth story?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.


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