3 Sisters Have 3 Babies at the Same Time Proving Some Bonds Are Stronger Than Others

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boy balloonAs an only child, I've never quite understood (and never will understand) the unspeakable bond that's shared between siblings, in particular, sisters. I've often wondered what it would be like to have a sister who was also a mom so we could experience the joy (and angst) of raising kids together.

And that's why I'm completely blown away by the story of three sisters in Utah who welcomed baby boys in July -- two of whom arrived a little over an hour apart.

Misti Stokes' baby boy was born on July 3, and then both of her sisters, Courtnee Hoffman and Kristal Turner, delivered their little ones last Saturday -- in the same hospital in rooms right across the hall from each other.

And I know what you're probably thinking -- these women must have timed their pregnancies so they'd have babies right around the same date.

But believe it or not, that isn't the case. When Misti found out she was pregnant, her sister Courtnee must have had a hunch or something -- because she asked if Misti had an extra pregnancy test she could take. When it came out positive, the two girls figured their sister Kristal would feel left out -- and that's when she revealed that she was pregnant too.

Totally wild, right?

And one of my favorite parts of their whole story is what went down when Courtnee and Kristal went into labor. When Kristal arrived at the hospital to have her baby, she ran into her mother in the hallway -- and she figured Kristal was there to visit Courtnee who was in the process of giving birth. At that point, she told her she was in labor too. Can you even imagine how exciting that moment must have been for the girls' mom? 

What a crazy turn of events. I should also probably mention that both of these women went into labor naturally -- there were no inductions -- so it's all just a wacky coincidence that they gave birth about an hour apart.

And now all three of these sisters have baby boys who are the same age who will grow up together and hit all their major milestones right alongside each other.

I'm sure they already had a powerful connection before they had kids, but it must be multiplied by 100 now that they've all become moms at virtually the same time. Again -- I don't have siblings, but I'll never forget the first "mom friend" I made after I had my son. Her baby was just a few weeks older than my little guy, and having her in my life made the process of adjusting to motherhood so much easier and more bearable.

As far as these three sisters are concerned, they'll never once have to worry about a lack of support, that's for sure. Oh man -- can you imagine how much fun birthday celebrations are going to be for those kids from here on out?

Do you have a sister or close friend who is due around the same time as you?


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miche... micheledo

Last December and January my sister, sister-in-law, and I all gave birth within three weeks of each other!

linzemae linzemae

The night my daughter was conceived my best friend found out she was pregnant. Neither of us knew the other one was trying

Firen... Firenygirl180

Our friends who were due 1 week and 1 day before iwas had their baby 15 hours after i did on the same day

nonmember avatar flmomof3

My sister and I got pregnant with our middle children (both girls), and gave birth 3 days apart...all unplanned and not induced! We even experienced the more common pregnancy symptoms 3 days apart! As I was leaving the hospital with my new daughter, she was going in to have hers!

Mary Harshey

my oldest sister had her last son 9 months and 2 days after I had my son

Tarot Tarot

My cousin had her first 4 days after I had my first. Both girls. Now we're both pregnant again, her with twins, and me with my third. The births, this time, won't coincide. 

jessi... jessifer258

I found out I was pregnant with my daughter on Mothers Day of 2007. I drove to my moms to tell her and  her exact words were "No you arent because I am 9 weeks." My sister and my daughter are 3 weeks apart. The day I found out I was pregnant with my son we had a bunch of family over for a cookout (Halloween 2009) My sister in law announced that she was pregnant. Our boys are a few weeks apart as well. (She also has a daughter 3 months younger than mine)

Laura Bona Ryals

my daughter has had 2 children and shared pregnancies with her sisters in law; first one 2 girls 10 days apart; 2nd one 19 days apart, boy and girl, and now she is pregnant with #3 due 2 months after her sister in law who is having #2; first 2 were planned; this one a surprise for both parties!


kit73 kit73

Almost six years ago, my sister-in-law and I each gave birth to our second boys just nine days apart.

This past May 31, my sister gave birth to her daughter. I had my little girl last Saturday (July 27 - 8 weeks later).

Dayli... Daylightdies

Me and my friend were due a day apart she was due7/4 and i was due 7/5. she had her baby boy 6/13 and my baby boy was born 6/20 a week apart. the crazy thing was before we found out we were pregnant about 2 weeks early i was asking her if she was thinking about having any kids turns out we both were lol

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