Twins are getting some attention because, though born just minutes apart, one has a birthday in 2015 and one in 2016. Sound like it might be a riddle? Well, it’s not. It actually happened to a San Diego mom who gave birth to a baby girl and baby boy recently. They don’t share a birthday, as they were born on different days and in different years.
Maribel Salgado, 22, gave birth to daughter Jaelyn at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2015 at San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, while her son Luis was born at 12:02 a.m. on January 1, 2016. The babies were born about a month before their due date, their dad, Luis Valencia, told . The couple had originally planned to spend New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles with family, but ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs called Maribel Valencia because one of the babies was in a ʙʀᴇᴇᴄʜ ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴏɴ. Jaelyn weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces, and Luis weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Both babies were born healthy and join their big sister, 3-year-old Isabella, to make a family of five.
Twins born in San Diego will surely spend most of their lives recounting how they don’t share a birthday, as they were born on different days and in different years. The parents say they already anticipate sibling rivalry between the twins with one twin potentially playing the age card over the other when it comes to breaking ties. But Dad says it’s the best of both worlds because it means two birthday parties back to back. They say that’s a pretty positive outlook to have!