A family was left in awe after two sisters welcomed identical twin girls just months apart.
Megan O’Brien, 29, gave birth to daughters Lilah and Josie in November 2021, but the surprise did not stop there. Sister Sara Seyler, 32, soon gave birth to Lennon and Parker, who were born in February this year, and her mother can’t tell them apart either.
The twin pregnancies came as a sʜᴏᴄᴋ to both women, who are from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, as twins don’t run in the family. Although Megan’s husband, Matt, is a triplet, there was no indication that Megan would give birth to twins, let alone her sister Sarah.
Reflecting on learning that Sara was also expecting twins, Megan said: “Tears came to my eyes because we don’t have twins in our family. It was great that she had twins too.”
“When she told me she was pregnant with twins, I wasn’t home. She was celebrating a friend’s bachelorette party. She knew she was going to have an ultrasound – like her first ultrasound – and then she called me too.”
“He gave me a FaceTime call, and he was crying. I thought something bad had happened, but it was the opposite.”
Sara said: “When I found out I was pregnant, I called her and apologized. I told her I was so sorry. Because, you know, I had my first child, and this would be her first pregnancy.”
“I expected her to be upset, like, ‘You’re stealing the show from me.’ So I called her and told her I was so sorry.”
The sisters said they loved going through the pregnancy journey together. Megan said, “Sara was pregnant before me with her child, but when I was pregnant with twins, you know, I was always three months ahead of her.”
The sisters said it was easy to get used to the new arrivals as they naturally come from a large family, so when they have the whole family around, they say chaos is “pretty normal.”
Megan’s daughters, Lilah and Josie, were born on November 21, 2021, at Doylestown Hospital in Pennsylvania. Lilah was born at 1:33 a.m. weighing five pounds, and Josie was born a minute later at 1:34 p.m. weighing four pounds.
Sara said she had a very similar pregnancy to her sister Megan; her first trimester was “horrendous” with ɪʟʟɴᴇssᴇs. She said, “My first trimester was absolutely horrible with sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss. I was sɪᴄᴋ, but I was extremely sɪᴄᴋ. Yeah, I wasn’t well.”
“My second trimester was really good. I felt pretty good the whole time. Probably around the same time as Megan, like around the week mark, it gets really, really sore.
“You know, when you’re carrying twins, you’re basically carrying a baby to term at like 32 weeks, because you have more than one in there, so, like, it gets very, very uncomfortable.”
Ara’s daughters, Lennon and Parker, were born on February 8, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Pennsylvania.
Parker was born at 7:31 p.m., weighing 2.3 kilos, and Lennon was born a minute later, weighing 2 kilos.
Megan said it was “super helpful” that her sister Sara is going through the same experience as she is.
She said, “There aren’t always rainbows and butterflies. There are hard days. So, you know, especially because we have an outlet in each other, we’re going through the same thing.”