Being a twin is an amazing thing. An amazing thing to watch being that I'm a mom of twins. And as most moms of twins will tell you, they don't often hit milestones at the same time. But these twin sisters hit one major milestone on the same day.
These identical twins sisters gave birth on the same day, just two hours apart from each other at Summa Akron City Hospital in Ohio.
Aimee and Ashlee Nelson, both 19 (because, you know, twins are the same age), also gave their little bundles the esteemed title of New Year's Eve babies. While we were all getting ready for the countdown to midnight, the twins' babies were making their journey into the world. The twins who gave birth to sort of twins once removed are also the same sex, and the names given to these special cousins are really good "twin names."
Both boys! Aiden and Donavyn. A little rhymey, but not too much.
Donavyn Scott Bratten gets to say he's older. He's Aimee and Matthew Bratten's son who was born at 12:11 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Aimee woke up at 4 a.m. with labor pains and headed to the hospital. Her due date wasn't for another week.
Aiden Dilts didn't alert his mom Ashlee he was ready to be born until around 6 a.m. He ended up making his entrance at 2:03 p.m., just two hours after his cousin. Aiden weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 22 1/2 inches long.
In case you didn't do the math there, that means the twins were in labor for the same amount of time -- about eight hours.
The same doctor delivered the cousins.
The new mamas' mother told the Akron Beacon Journal that her identical twin girls weren't the type to do everything the same over the years, though she did dress them alike when they were babies. She also said they were very much individuals but often liked the same things. "... the funny part is that nine times out of 10, one would come home with one thing purple and the other one would do the same thing but pink," she said.
And now they both get to experience motherhood together.
This isn't the first time identical twin sisters had babies on the same day. Last year, identical twins Zaakira Mitchell and Shaakira White had their babies an hour apart!
What magical stories! What a blessing! All the best to everyone.
How adorable is it that identical twins had their babies on the same day? Are you a twin -- do you do things the same/at the same time as your twin?
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