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Two twins in California ended up being born on different days, months and years thanks to a rare ‘one in two million’ occurrence.
Little Aylin Yolanda Trujillo and her brother Alfredo Antonio Trujillo were born 15 minutes apart on New Year’s Eve – each one straddling midnight, meaning they were technically born in different years.
Alfredo came first at 11.45pm, weighing 6lbs 1oz, while Aylin followed just as the clock struck midnight, weighing 5lbs 14oz.
The siblings were born at Natvidad Medical Center in Salinas, which tweeted: “At midnight, Natividad welcomed Aylin Yolanda Trujillo as the area's first baby of 2022! Her twin, Alfredo Antonio Trujillo, was born 15 minutes earlier at 11:45 pm Friday, Dec. 31, meaning their birthday falls on a different day, month and year — a 1 in 2 million chance!”
At midnight, Natividad welcomed Aylin Yolanda Trujillo as the area's first baby of 2022! Her twin, Alfredo Antonio Trujillo, was born 15 minutes earlier at 11:45 pm Friday, Dec. 31, meaning their birthday falls on a different day, month and year— a 1 in 2 million chance! pic.twitter.com/Lm5hkOpNBo— Natividad (@NMCInspires) January 2, 2022
Parents Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo of Greenfield also have three older kids, two girls and a boy.
Fatima said: "It's crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays.
"I was surprised and happy that she arrived at midnight."
Dr. Ana Abril Arias, a family doctor at the Natividad Medical Group and faculty at Natvidad, said the rare birth was ‘amazing’.
"This was definitely one of the most memorable deliveries of my career,” Arias said.
"It was an absolute pleasure to help these little ones arrive here safely in 2021 and 2022.
"What an amazing way to start the New Year!"
According to Natvidad, there are around 120,000 twin births in the US every year, making up just over 3 percent of all births.
“However, twins with different birthdays are rare, and some estimate the chance of twins being born in different years as one in 2 million,” the facility added.
The same thing happened to two twins born just before the pandemic, although they also entered the world in different decades.
Dawn Gilliam gave birth to Joslyn at 11.37pm on 31 December 2019 and then little Jaxon at 12.07am on 1 January 2020.
The twins, who were born at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Indiana, weren't due until 19 February but arrived early after their mum visited the hospital on New Year's Even concerned about their lack of movement, with Dawn telling the Indianapolis Star: "They were like, 'You might have to deliver today'."
And they were almost right, with one being born that very day and the other following suit the next day - Joslyn weighing just 4lbs 11oz while brother Jaxon weighed 4lbs 5oz.
Dad Jason Tello added: "Earlier, we talked about [how] it would be great to have them born on different dates.
"But here we are with this surprise - different dates, different years. That was definitely interesting for us for sure."
Topics: US News