Delano Regional Medical Center told reporters than a brother and sister were born in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Joaquin Jr. Ontiveros was delivered at 11:58 p.m. on December 31, 2017, weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and his sister, Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros, was born at 12:16 a.m. January 1, 2018 weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces, Bakersfield Now reported.
Doctors said that the girl was slightly breached, so she had to be delivered via cesarean section.
The first baby born in Kern County in 2018 was in Delano. While siblings in such cases are usually born together, can one of them be delivered in a different year altogether? Aitana de Jesus was born at 12:16 a.m.
Her son, Joaquan, was born just before midnight. The babies were born healthy and hassle-free, with the only wow-factor about their birth being the timing.
New Year's births make good press, especially when they are this unusual. The twins will receive $3,000 worth of baby supplies, said Matthew Cauthron, director at the medical center.
Identical twins are known to be born at a rate of nearly four per 1000 births across the globe but few of these births turn out to be special.
It was therefore quite a shock when she went into labour on New Year's Eve.
They were due in late January and mother Maria Esperanza Flores Rios actually had a C-section scheduled for next week before she want into labor 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve.