Babies arrive either side of midnight on New Year’s Eve
Two sets of twins were born just minutes apart but in different years as 2010 rolled into 2011.
In Alamance County, North Carolina, parents Christy and Marlin Alston were celebrating the birth of a son and daughter born minutes apart.
Ashton Parker Alston was born at 11.58 pm on December 31, 2010, while his little sister by two minutes, Alisha Rae Alston, was born at midnight on January 1, 2011.
The twins were born prematurely at Duke Hospital, Alamance County. and are staying in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for observation.
The twins’ aunt says their mother didn’t expect to deliver the twins at 33 weeks, but added that everyone is in good health.
Meanwhile in Rockford, Illinois, Madisen Carin Lewis and Aiden Everette Lewis were born one minute apart, and so also have different years on their birth certificates.
Madisen was born at 11:59 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2010 and her brother Aiden was born one minute later at midnight, 2011.
Doctors recommended a caesarian section for mother Ashley Fansler, leaving the parents with a choice to make about when their new bundles of joy would enter the world.
‘He said if we wanted to deliver one this year and the other next year, we could, so we decided to do it that way, and everything worked out,’ said the twins’ father, Brandon Lewis.