A California mother experienced quite a rare pair of births last week. First, Fátima Madrigal gave birth to a baby boy at 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2021. Then, 15 minutes later, she gave birth to his twin sister – at 12 a.m. on January 1, 2022.
“It’s crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays,” Madrigal said. “I was surprised and happy that she arrived at midnight.”
Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California, says there is a 1 in two million chance of giving birth to twins in separate years.
“This was definitely one of the most memorable deliveries of my career,” Dr. Ana Abril Arias told NBC News. “It was an absolute pleasure to help these little ones arrive here safely in 2021 and 2022. What an amazing way to start the New Year!”
The twins are named Alfredo Antonio Trujillo and Aylin Yolanda Trujillo. Alfredo weighed six pounds and one ounce. Aylin weighed five pounds and 14 ounces. Their father is Robert Trujillo. “They are my engines to keep going, and they are the ones that give me the strength to keep going every day,” Madrigal said to Hoy Dia.
Alfredo and Aylin are the first set of twins from either side of the family. “That’s also what my family is surprised about,” Madrigal added. “No one has twins, neither from their dad’s side nor from my side.”
Online, some people think Aylin is the baby with the most bragging rights since she was the first one born in 2022.
Others think Alfredo will make sure his little sister knows he’s technically the oldest.
While they won’t have to share birthdays, we’re going to guess that Alfredo and Aylin will probably share birthday parties.