Identical twins have disclosed that their first children were born on the same day, just hours apart. During an interview with People, the ladies, Erin and Jill, discussed the coincidence, which saw them both give birth to sons at the same hospital on May 5.
Having a child at the same time as her sister seems fated, according to Jill.
“The morning of our scheduled C section date my sister called me and said ‘don’t freak out but my water just broke,'” Jill recalled.
Because of the strange coincidence, Jill and her husband Ian simply had to walk across the hall to Erin and her husband Zach’s room after their newborn boy Oliver was born at 6:39 p.m. Silas was greeted into the family by all four new parents at 11:31 p.m.
With their babies, Erin and Jill were given rooms across the hall from each other. The two mothers went back to their different houses after they were discharged – naturally, at the same time. Despite residing only five minutes apart in Yorba Linda, they were still within easy reach of each other.
The twins went on to add how grateful they were that their sons would have the same link as for them as they grew up.
“We’re so incredibly close and we’re so thankful that our sons have the same opportunity and the same experience coming their way,” they said.
In an interview with People, Jill said: “We played together, slept together, ate together. My parents would talk about how we had our own language together. We’d be in our cribs side to side and make these cooing sounds. I’d make a sound and Erin would respond.”
Despite the real odds of giving birth on the same day, the twins decided it was meant to be because of their intense bond.
“It just feels like it was supposed to be,” Jill told the outlet. “It is a little surprising because what are the odds? But it’s like, of course, this would happen to us.”