Twins Born Just 10 Minutes Apart Were Born on Different Days in Different Years

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 3, 2017   |   5:17PM   |   Glendale, Arizona

To some people, the birth of a child may seem like a common, everyday occurrence, but to pro-lifers, it’s always something more. It’s something worth celebrating.

And when babies are born under unique circumstances, it’s wonderful to see how our culture celebrates them, too. This week, two Glendale, Arizona brothers’ birth caught the attention of news outlets across the country.

Twins Sawyer and Everett Shay were born just a few minutes apart but on different days and in different years.

KNXV-TV 15 reports Holly Shay went into labor on New Year’s Eve and delivered her first son, Sawyer, at 11:51 p.m. Dec. 31, 2016. Exactly 10 minutes later, at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2017, Everett was born.

Though she was in labor for six hours, Holly told The Republic it was a “perfect birth.” Both the boys and their mom are doing well, according to the report.

The Shays already are predicting that there will be sibling rivalry between the brothers.

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“I think it’s mostly going to be Sawyer teasing Everett over him being the eldest,” their father, Brandon Shay, said.

Brandon and Holly, who also have two older daughters, said they are thankful for their little boys.

“It’s nice to have two boys … welcome testosterone in the family,” Brandon said. “What a way to say, ‘Happy New Year.”