WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Indiana mom Dawn Gilliam gave birth to twins who don’t actually share the same birthday, the same birth year — or even the same birth decade.
- The older twin was born on New Year’s Eve and the other on New Year’s Day.
- Gilliam gave birth to daughter Joslyn on Dec. 31, 2019 at 11:37 p.m., making her the last baby delivered at the hospital in 2019, while her son Jaxon was delivered on Jan. 1, 2020, the hospital’s first baby of the year.
An Indiana mom gave birth to twins who don’t actually share the same birthday, the same birth year — or even the same birth decade — after giving birth to a daughter on New Year’s Eve and to a son on New Year’s Day.
Dawn Gilliam delivered the twins in separate decades — her daughter Joslyn on Dec. 31, 2019 and son Jaxon on Jan. 1, 2020, according to WBNS.
Gilliam delivered the babies at Ascension St. Vincent Carmel hospital on New Year’s Eve with concerns over lack of fetal movement.
The twins were premature as they were not actually due until February 19. The first twin, daughter Joslyn, was born at 11:37 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, weighing 4 lbs. and 11 oz. She is the last baby delivered at the hospital in 2019.
Brother Jaxon was born 30 minutes later, at 12:07 a.m., weighing 4 lbs. and 7 oz. He was the hospital’s first baby born in the new year.
“We’ve known for a while that she was going to be born first,” Gilliam said of her newborn daughter during a press conference, according to WBNS. “She’s been in position for most of the pregnancy. Of course, he was breech. So, it took a while for him to come.”
The babies’ father, Jason Tello, told reporters that he was “still kind of overwhelmed” by the rare occurrence.
“Earlier, we talked about it would be great to have them born on different dates. But here we are with this surprise — different dates, different years,” he said, according to WSAV. “That was definitely interesting for us for sure. We’re still kind of speechless still.”
Gilliam — who is also mom of Gabryel, 5, and James, 10 — told TODAY Parents her newborn babies already have distinct personalities. Joslyn, according to the stay-at-home mother of four, is bonding well with her dad.
“She won’t hold my finger, but she will grip onto Jason’s,” Gilliam said. “The other day, when I was holding her, she opened her eyes, squinted really hard and then shut them. I gave her back to Jason and she was happy again.”
She added that Jaxon is “the total opposite” and completely a mama’s boy.
“Jaxon won’t grip onto Jason’s finger, but he will mine,” she said.
According to WBNS, Joslyn and Jaxon are healthy, but will remain in the hospital on feeding tubes for some time.