Identical twins’ babies born hours apart, same stats
Jill Justiniɑni and Erin Cheplɑk, identical twin sisters from California, gave birth to healthy boys on May 5, despite their due dates being ten days apart. The unexpected coincidence resulted in Silas and Oliver being born just five hours apart, with identical weight and size, in the same hospital. Although they didn’t plan to have their babies on the same day, the inseparable sisters now share yet another unforgettable experience.
Both boys were named James, were 50.8 cm tall, and weighed 7.3 pounds. Oliver was born to Jill at 6:39 pm, while Silas was born to Erin shortly after at 11:31 pm. Jill expressed her belief that the situation was meant to be.
What are the odds of the twin sisters giving birth at the same time, and why is it slightly surprising? Nevertheless, it was inevitable given their plan to become pregnant at the same time. Oliver was in the breech position during Jill’s scheduled C-section, while Erin’s child wasn’t due for another 10 days.
The next morning, she realized her water had broken and told her husband Zach that she needed to go to the hospital. She recalled saying, “I told my husband Zach that this was no joke when I contacted him. My period just started. I’m going to need you to take me to labor and delivery when you get home from work.” After arriving at the hospital, the sisters and their spouses spent a few hours together while Erin went into labor and Jill waited for her operation. They shared a hospital room across the hall from each other and recovered together for a few days after giving birth.
Another wonderful aspect of our sons is that they will have a close bond and be able to rely on each other, much like my sister and I did. When Erin found out she was pregnant, she was living 45 minutes away from her sister in Long Beach. However, in order for their sons to grow up together, she later moved to Yorba Linda, which is only five minutes away from her sister.