Twins gave birth to their babies on the same day in Ohio recently despite due dates a week apart.
The twins who gave birth on the same day didn’t plan to become mothers to babies that would share a birthday like they do, but fate intervened and made the twin births newsworthy.
Moms Ashlee Nelson and Aimee Nelson, both 19, gave birth to sons Donavyn and Aiden on New Year’s Eve and somehow managed to steal the New Year’s baby limelight from the infants born as the calendar changed over.
Ohio.com explains the twins gave birth on the same day but about two hours apart, give or take:
“Donavyn will get bragging rights as the older cousin. The son of Aimee Nelson, 19, and Matthew Bratten, 20, of Kenmore, arrived at 12:11 p.m. Monday. He weighed 7 pounds, 2½ ounces and measured 21 inches long … Aiden will get bragging rights as the larger cousin. Arriving at 2:03 p.m., the son of Ashlee Nelson, 19, and Cody Dilts, 22, of Wadsworth, weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 22½ inches long.”
Proud grandma Marcella Farson says that, while her twins gave birth on the same day, their dueling pregnancies also tended to follow some similar patterns, explaining:
“Within the past two months, me being the mother, I would get a whiny phone call in the middle of the night on what’s going on and I would hang the phone up and literally five minutes later I would have the other one crying.”
Farson insists she didn’t try to get the girls to do things the same way as soon as they became old enough to insist upon individuality but also admits the twin girls who gave birth on the same day wound up more alike than not even when left to their own devices:
“I allowed them to do what they wanted — and they did for the most part. But 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.”
The twin moms gave birth on the same day at Summa Akron City Hospital on Monday.