A mom went into labor earlier than expected and ended up in the rarest of situations. She gave birth to twin girls on different days, months, and years – an extraordinary feat not a lot of moms get the privilege of experiencing!
Giving birth to a child is a miraculously beautiful experience that no mother could ever forget. However, giving birth to multiples born on different days, months, and years is an incredibly rare occurrence that nobody will ever forget! This was the reality for one Texas mom, who got the surprise of her life when she ended up in the hospital on New Year’s Eve for monitoring. At the time, she didn’t think she’d be giving birth so soon.
Twin sisters Annie Jo and Effie Rose were born minutes apart on New Year’s Eve in 2022 and on New Year’s Day in 2023.
A US couple welcomed twin girls who were born six minutes apart but have their birthdays in different years. Kali Jo Scott, 37, of Denton, Texas, thought that her twins would be born in 2023, as she was scheduled for a ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ on January 11. However, she was hospitalized for her ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴘʀᴇssᴜʀᴇ after a checkup on December 29.
She gave birth to her first daughter, Annie Jo, at 11:55 p.m. on December 31. Six minutes later, Annie Jo’s sister, Effie Rose, was born at 12:01 a.m. on January 1. “I love the unique aspect that they get to go forward with a little bit of individualism right out of the gates,” Kali told Good Morning America.
She said, “We had joked at that point that, once we realized that we weren’t going to leave the hospital without babies, that wouldn’t be funny. We had a couple friends who said the same thing, and then it ended up happening that way.”
The mom shared how they will be celebrating the daughters’ individual birthdays in the future. “I had been thinking, you know, so traditionally of one birthday, but now it’s two totally different birthdays. One will be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve going out, while the other will be able to celebrate New Year’s Day and the new year coming in,” she explained.
She added, “I love it. I think it is hilarious and just super fun.”
In a social media post, the mom said the girls “both came out healthy, happy, and weighing 5.5 pounds.”
“Cliff and I are so proud to introduce Annie Jo and Effie Rose Scott!” She wrote alongside a series of sweet family photos, adding that they’re “just so excited for this adventure!”
Texas Health Systems also shared a celebratory message with the couple and the newborns. “Congratulations to the happy family and our new year’s babies!” they wrote.