A New Year’s Birth Story: Twins Born in Different Years

New Year's Twins Born in Separate Years

I often wondered what it would be like to have a birthday on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, and I’m surprised by how many people I know with these birthdays. It’s pretty much the most fun holiday, since its sole purpose is to celebrate and then do absolutely nothing the next day. And there’s always a party.

I’ve also always been fascinated by twins. My spouse is a twin, and I would have been the mother of twins had I not lost them at 17 weeks. I often wonder if sharing a birthday makes you feel gypped in any way. I don’t know any twins who will admit to that. In fact, they all say the exact opposite: that they love sharing their birthday.

Well, believe it or not, two sets of newborn twins will get to celebrate their very own birthdays–and with the added bonus of being New Year’s babies, according to ABC News.

A mother in Washington, DC, and a mother in Canada both gave birth to twins, one baby on New Year’s Eve and the other on New Year’s Day–which means that each set of twins includes a baby born in 2013 and one born in 2014. How cool is that?

You know how people always say, “See you next year,” the last time you see them on December 31st? And technically, January 1st is the next year. Does that mean these mothers can joke that they were in labor for two years? I mean, I kind of think they can, right?

It’s pretty sweet that these twins get their own birthdays–and even their own birth years! But I wonder how they’ll like it. Will it make them feel any less like twins? Is it even possible to feel anything but twindom with your twin? And I guess the parents must get a tax credit for both years, right?.

It’s incredible that this happened to one mother, but the fact that it happened to two is even more amazing. Any statistical analyzers out there able to toss out a probability number? I mean, what are the chances?


Read the whole story from its source: ABC News
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