Twin Babies Born in Separate Years Despite Their Births Just Minutes Apart

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 1, 2014   |   6:23PM   |   Washington, DC

The celebration of life began in earnest in 2014 as two sets of twins were born last night, one founding out the year 2013 and another pair of babies born at the every beginning of 2014. The good news for their parents came at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the nation’s capital.

Although they were born just minutes apart, the twins were technically born in separate years.

ABC News has the heartwarming story:

On Dec. 31, 2013, at 11:58 p.m., Yaleni Santos Tohalino gave birth to baby girl Lorraine Yaleni Begazo, who weighed at 6 pounds, 4.9 ounces, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, D.C.

Soon after, her twin brother Brandon Ferdinando Begazo was born on Jan. 1, 2014, at 12:01 a.m., weighing at 5 pounds, 10.4 ounces.

“I feel wonderful full of joy and happiness and a full sense of realization,” the twins’ father, Warren Begazo, told “This is her first children ever, and they’re beautiful and she’s really happy.”

In Toronto, two fraternal twin sisters were also born in 2013 and in 2014, respectively.  At Trillium Health Partners-Credit Valley Hospital, older sister Gabriela Salgueiro was born on Dec. 31, 2013, at 11:52 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 16 ounces.