The Greenfield couple first said hello to their son, Alfredo, at 11:45 p.m. local time on New Year's Eve. 15 minutes later, at noon, their daughter, Aylin, was born.
Talk about timing! A mother in California gave birth to twins just minutes apart in 2021 and 2022. The rare incident transpired at Navidad Medical Center in Salinas, California, where Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo had arrived to welcome their babies. According to PEOPLE, the Greenfield couple first said hello to their son, Alfredo, at 11:45 p.m. local time on New Year's Eve. 15 minutes later, at 12, their daughter, Aylin, was born.
In a press release from the hospital, mother Fatima expressed her feelings about her twins' unique birthdays. "It's crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays," she shared. "I was surprised and happy that she arrived at midnight." The family's doctor at the Natividad Medical Group, Dr. Ana Abril Arias noted, "This was definitely one of the most memorable deliveries of my career."
"It was an absolute pleasure to help these little ones arrive here safely in 2021 and 2022," she added. "What an amazing way to start the New Year!" Both kids were safe and healthy as they came into their world technically a year apart. While Aylin weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz., her big brother weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. They have joined their three older siblings, two girls, and a boy, now. Fatima revealed that her oldest son is overjoyed to have a baby brother and that the rest of their family is thrilled to meet its newest members.
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
"Natividad welcomed Aylin Yolanda Trujillo as the area's first baby of 2022," tweeted the hospital on Saturday. "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!" it continued. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 120,000 twin births every year in the United States. This makes up only 3 percent of all births. And twins being born a year apart is rather rare.
A similar rarity occurred in 2019 when an Indiana woman gave birth to her twins who were born on different days, months, years, and decades. According to WRTV, the babies were born 30 minutes apart. While one infant was born on December 31, 2019, another came into the world on January 1, 2020. Dawn Gilliam and Jason Tello consider twins Joslyn and Jaxon their little miracles.
Carmel twins born on different days, months, years and even decades https://t.co/sxO3asv0Hk— Jimmy RevJim Olsen (@mybuddyjimmy) January 6, 2020
Joslyn was born at 11:37 p.m. on New Year's eve at Ascension St. Vincent Carmel and her twin brother, Jaxon, was welcomed at 12:07 a.m. on January 1, 2020. "We're still in shock," said Dawn who noted that her twins weren't due for another 7 weeks. "We were surprised how big they were," she noted. "We joked about it before knowing that we were in labor."
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