Identical Twins With Different Birthdates
Identical twin brothers Marcelo and Stephano Velasco will be able to celebrate separate birthdays after their mother Margarita delivered them at different sides of midnight last New Year’s Eve. They were not just born in different years; they were also born in different decades.
Official records in Tampa General Hospital, Florida show that Marcelo was delivered via caesarian section last December 31, 2009 at 23:59:37 while Stephano on January 1, 2010 at 00:00:02.
The twins are six weeks pre-mature. The need for the early delivery is because one of the boys was not getting adequate nutrition from the placenta. They were immediately sent to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. They are expected to stay there for eight weeks.
“We never think that we would be the first of the year, or the last of the year, nothing like that,” Juan Velasco, the father said. “But I’m really happy.”
“So they’ll always be twins, but now they each have their own special day,” Dr. Catherine Lynch, who delivered the babies, said. The father added that it would be fun for the boys to enjoy birthday parties on different days when they get older.