Identical twins Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers both 35, from the United States Of America gave birth on the same time and same day in a development that wowed people from around the world. According to a report by Today.com, the identical twins, who are 35, each gave birth to their first child early Thursday. The babies were born at the same exact time in each sister's respective time zone - Rodgers gave birth first, welcoming a baby boy at 1:18 a.m., in Denver, Colorado, and Mariuz's daughter was born at 1:18 a.m., in La Jolla, California.
The sisters and new moms told TODAY they're thrilled by the coincidence, if not all that surprised. "We've always lived in separate places, but all of us - we have two sisters - are very close in age and very close," Rodgers said. "But certainly there's another connection at the twin level."
The sisters learned they were pregnant last year around the same time and planned to tell each other on Thanksgiving, which they were celebrating together. But as soon as Rodgers saw her sister, she already knew.
"She showed up to my front door and I welcomed her and Nick [Mariuz's husband] inside," said Rodgers, an education strategist for Dell. "And I had this crazy twin intuition - I call it my 'twintuition' - and I knew she was pregnant, too."
|Sisters Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers at their baby shower.|
Mariuz didn't break the news right away, though; she let her sister, older by 11 minutes, go first. "I wanted Leah to have her moment of sharing her news, rather than me just saying, 'Me too!'" Mariuz told TODAY.