Twins in California were born minutes apart. It’s completely normal, but what isn’t normal is the fact that their dates of birth mean they won’t share a birthday or even the same birth year.
As the west coast of the United States got ready to celebrate the new year, little Alfredo Trujillo was born at 23:45 on 31 December 2021.
His sister, Aylin Trujillo, was born at exactly 00:00 on 1 January 2022.
The chances of this happening are extremely low, but not impossible.
The Guardian reports that while there were about 3.75 million births in the United States in 2019, only about 120,000, or about 3%, were twins, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Natividad Medical Centre tweeted the news about the birth and said that it’s “a 1 in 2 million chance!”.
Dr Ana Abril Arias who was present at the birth of the twins told the BBC that “it was an absolute pleasure to help these little ones arrive here safely in 2021 and 2022”.
The BBC reports that the first child, Alfredo weighed in at six pounds and one ounce, while his little sister Aylin came in at five pounds and 14 ounces. The pair join three older siblings.”
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