Maribel Valencia, 22 gave birth to Jaelyn Valenica at 11.59pm on New Year’s Eve, and gave birth to her twin brother, Luis Valencia Jr, two minutes later, which means he arrived on New Year’s Day.
Jaelyn was the last baby born in San Diego County in 2015 and her brother the first baby born in the county in 2016.
The children’s father, Luis Valencia, told NBC-affiliate KNSD:
“We were actually watching the clock, we wanted to see if we were one of the first ones. Maribel really wanted to have the babies on the same birthday, because you know later on in the years, they’re going to have a little confrontation and be like, ‘my birthday came first,’ so it means two birthday parties, back to back.”
Maribel works as a cashier at the San Diego International Airport, while Valencia is a diesel mechanic for the Navy, KNSD reported.
The couple’s new set of twin will join their older sister, 3-year-old Isabella.
The births occurred at the San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, according to ABC News. The Hospital spokeswoman, Jennifer Dailard said that Jaelyn weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces and her brother Luis weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Both infants, who had not been expected to arrive until later this month, and their mother were reported to be doing well.
“It’s very unusual and it’s very special, I haven’t seen it in all my 34 years of nursing.”nurse Lynnette Coetzee told KNSD,