This is the story of Lily Brennan, 17, and her sister Lauren, 20. They both live with their parents in Merseyside, England. And both became mothers for the first time on the same day, within a few hours of each other, despite the ᴘʀᴇsᴜᴍᴇᴅ ᴅᴀᴛᴇ of birth not being the same. What we haven’t told you yet is that Lily and Lauren are two teenage girls who got pregnant around the same time and gave birth to their babies on the same day. Little cousins share a birthday day.
The ᴘʀᴇsᴜᴍᴇᴅ ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ ᴅᴀᴛᴇs actually had a difference of 12 days from each other. The first to go to the hospital was Lauren, who was due to give birth on March 23. She was ᴀᴅᴍɪᴛᴛᴇᴅ to Liverpool Women’s Hospital because she was now in labor. A few hours later, her sister Lily was also hospitalized in the same hospital as her sister. And they both eventually gave birth to their babies on the same day.
When the father of the two girls, Phillip Brennan, 47, who became the grandfather of his first grandchildren on the same day, was joined by ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴀʟɪsᴛs ɪɴᴛʀɪɢᴜᴇᴅ by the strange ᴛᴡɪsᴛ of ꜰᴀᴛᴇ, here are his words: “I’m too happy. I am more than sᴀᴛɪsꜰɪᴇᴅ with this, I really am. I have wanted to be a grandfather for years, I smile like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.”
When he found out he was going to be a grandfather, despite his daughters’ young age, he always said he was over the moon about the news. And he supported his girls 100%, even though Lily was just 17 and had done everything to ʜɪᴅᴇ his interest in her.
“Lauren sat on the couch ᴄʀʏɪɴɢ when she told me and I asked her why she was ᴄʀʏɪɴɢ, these things happen. I was happy for her and a few months later I ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ our Lily, but she didn’t want to tell me. You have to support your children.”
Neither sister would have ever imagined that they would return home the same day with their babies in their arms. Lily came to the hospital just to support her sister and instead her ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ inside her!
Lily, a former pupil at Hillside High School, Bootle, gave birth to baby Jayden at 12.19pm and he weighed 7lbs 5oz. And just five hours later Lauren welcomed little Sophia, weighing 6lbs 14oz, at 5.31pm. Do you think that the girls’ mother, Karen Kennedy, had to sᴘʟɪᴛ between two rooms, in order to be able to ᴀssɪsᴛ both sisters, because Sophia was born just 5 hours after Jayden.
But now they are all happy at home and enjoying this double birth!