Identical twins welcome first babies on the same day.
Identical twins Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak both gave birth to their first babies at the same hospital on the same day.
Both sisters gave birth to sons on May 5, each weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches.
The sisters stated they did everything together as children and are now doing everything together as mothers.
We shared everything: we played together, slept together, ate together “People spoke with Jill, 30, from Yorba Linda, California. “My parents used to brag about how we had our own dialect. We’d rock back and forth in our cribs, making cooing sounds. Erin would respond when I made a sound.”
Their sons arrived within hours of one other.
Jill says, “It simply feels like it was meant to be.” “It’s startling because what are the chances? But it’s as if this was bound to happen to us.”
The sisters claimed that giving birth on the same day had never occurred to them.
On May 5, physicians discovered Jill’s son, Oliver, was in a breech position and booked her for a cesarean section at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Anaheim. Silas, Erin’s baby, was due on May 15. Erin’s water broke on the morning of May 5.
Jill’s cesarean section was supposed to take place at 1:30 p.m., but it was postponed due to a few emergency c-sections that day at the hospital. Erin, on the other hand, arrived at the hospital at 9:30 a.m. and was quickly in active labor.
Jill and her husband, Ian, spent hours in Erin’s room with her husband, Zach.
“It was the four of us working together as a support system,” Erin explains. “They were there for my intense contractions; without their help, I would not have made it.”
Silas was born at 11:31 p.m., and Oliver was born at 6:39 p.m.
When the couple’s boys were weighed, it was revealed that they were the same.
We had Oliver’s phone number. ‘OK, cool,’ I was simply thinking. “It’s a large baby,” Zach, 34, who is also a twin, says.
“The nurse then measured Silas‘ height and weight. ‘Precisely the same.’ “You’ve got to be kidding me,” he continues. “It was unbelievable.”
Erin, Jill, and their children shared a room across the hall. They were both discharged at the same time and returned to their Yorba Linda homes, which were only five minutes apart.
“Being so near is such a blessing,” says Erin, who was living about 45 minutes away in Long Beach when she found out she was expecting.
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