Twin sisters in New Jersey gave birth on the same day in the same hospital, Asbury Park Press reported.
On Friday, Danielle Grant and Kim Abraham, who are fraternal twins, both welcomed baby boys.
Grant said that the twin pregnancies were a “total coincidence” and that “we both wanted babies, but we didn’t think we would get pregnant the same time. This was not planned.”
“We laughed because we always thought it would happen, and then it actually did happen,” she said. “It’s really cool.”
The two women were both due April 22, but they both had to be induced Friday. Grant, who also has a 2-year-old daughter, gave birth to her son, Roman, only hours before Abraham delivered her son, Aaron.
“Every single person has been like, ‘No way!’” Abraham said. “Even the nurses coming in for their shifts were like, ‘We’ve got to meet the twins.’ ”
Abraham joked that “people were equally amazed about twins having the same due date as they were that I actually birthed a 9-pound, 12-ounce baby.”
Grant and Abraham said their mother spent time in both of their delivery rooms.
“My mom was in the delivery rooms for both of us, going back and forth,” Abraham said. “She was sending updates through text messages. I was getting bad contractions and nobody was coming to my room because every person was in my sister’s room. I was texting my mom, ‘Help over here!’ ”
Asbury Park Press wrote that Abraham was jokingly asked why the boys weren’t delivered at the exact same moment. Baby Roman, who weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, arrived at 11:42 a.m. and cousin Aaron came at 3:21 p.m.
“Listen, if I could have gone four hours earlier, I definitely would have done that,” she replied.
The moms are already planning joint birthday parties for the two cousins.
“We’ll dress them in the same outfit,” Grant said. “We were dressed alike but in different colors growing up, so we’re going to torture them like that, too.”
Abraham said that she hopes “the boys will be like brothers.”