Twins have this uncanny way of sharing things throughout their lives. Fraternal twin sisters, Danielle Grant and Kim Abraham, took sharing to a whole new level when they delivered their new babies on the same day!
A Total Coincidence To Start
The sisters did not intend to start their families at the same time. Fate just seemed to decide for the pair.
“Total coincidence,” Grant told her local New Jersey paper, the Asbury Park Press. “We both wanted babies, but we didn’t think we would get pregnant the same time. This was not planned.”
That didn’t mean the news shocked them when they found out.
“We laughed because we always thought it would happen, and then it actually did,” said Grant. “It’s really cool.”
As their pregnancies progressed, both Grant and Abraham discovered the similarities would just keep coming. At their co-gender reveal party, the sisters happily discovered they would both have boys.
When it came to the actual delivery day, though, the sisters stepped in to make sure the perfect ending would happen, if at all possible.
Moms Give Sons Same Birthday
Even though both moms-to-be had the same due date—April 22—their sons decided to take their time. Ultimately, Grant and Abraham decided they wanted their sons to share the same birthday. So, when they had to pick an induction date, of course they settled on the same day: April 28.
The 32-year-old sisters gave birth separated only by one hospital room. Grant gave birth to eight-pound, 12-ounce Roman at 11:42 a.m. A few hours later, Abraham delivered nine-pound, 12-ounce Aaron at 3:21 p.m.
What Are The Chances For Twins Sharing Delivery Dates?
Both mom and babies are doing fine. The new moms marvel at the amount of love and support shown from family, friends and even strangers.
“We were like, ‘What are the chances of us actually having them on the same day?'” Abraham told the Today Show. “It’s such a great way to bring a baby into this world. The well wishes and happiness from strangers is just unbelievable.”
How rare is this double birth by twins? A mathematician said the odds of twins giving birth on the same day is about eight in 100,000.
The families plan to throw co-birthday celebrations as the boys get older. And both moms admit they plan to dress the babies alike, even though they are cousins.
“We’ll dress them in the same outfit,” Grant said to the Asbury Park Press. “We were dressed alike but in different colors growing up, so we’re going to torture them like that, too.”