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Having Twins On New Year’s Eve Can Yield Funny Results. Just Ask These Babies.

These twins were only born about 18 minutes apart, but one of them can say he was born a year earlier than his sister.

Depending on the time their mother gives birth, some twins are born on different days. This brother and sister, on the other hand, can say they have different birth years.

In Kern County, California, the first baby of the new year was delivered via cesarean section at the Delano Regional Medical Center not long after midnight. Though her twin brother was born just 18 minutes earlier, the time difference makes it so that one was born on December 31, 2017, and the other on January 1, 2018.

Maria Esperanza Flores Rios welcomed her little bundles of joy into the world earlier than planned. Her original due date was January 27.

Joaquin Ontiveros was born on New Year’s Eve at 11:58 p.m., technically making him a year older than his sister.

Aitana de Jesus arrived at 12:16 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Learn more about the circumstances surrounding their unique births below.


What a rare coincidence! Something tells me Joaquin will be holding his older age over his sister’s head their entire lives. On the plus side, they won’t be sharing a birthday!