Salinas, Calif. – Two California siblings share a special and rare lifelong connection after being born just minutes apart but on different days, months and years.
On New Year’s Eve, at 11:45 p.m. Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo welcomed their son, Alfredo. His sister, Aylin was born right when the clock hit midnight on New Year’s Day. Aylin was the first baby born at Natividad Medical Center and in Monterey County in the year 2022, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Alfredo, her older brother, weighed 6 lb 1 oz.
In a press release from the medical center in California, Madrigal said, “It’s crazy to me that they’re twins and have different birthdays.”
“She showed up at midnight, which surprised and pleased me.”
The birth of the twins was “one of the most memorable deliveries of my career,” according to Ana Abril Arias, a family doctor at the center.
“It was an absolute pleasure to assist these tiny ones in safely arriving here in 2021 and 2022,” she said.“What a fantastic way to ring in the New Year!”
There are about 120,000 twin births in the US each year, making up over 3 percent of all births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
However, twins with different birthdays are even rarer, with an estimated chance of one in two million. In an even rarer occurrence, an Indiana woman gave birth to twins born in different decades, according to WRTV. Dawn Gilliam and Jason Tello recently welcomed twins Joslyn and Jaxson into their family. Joslyn was born on December 31, 2019, at 11:37pm. Her brother was born 30 minutes later at 12:07am on January 1, 2020.
At the time, Gilliam said she was “in shock.”
Meanwhile, Madrigal’s twins will be welcomed home by their three older siblings, two girls and a boy. Madrigal said her oldest son is excited that one of the babies was a boy. She says her family couldn’t wait to meet them.