Multiple Births

4 Sets Of Twins Straddle The New Year With Their Perfectly Timed Births!

Every year there is one set of cheeky twins that decides not only are they not going to share the same birth date, but they each want their own birth year.  But this year, twins in California, Arizona, Utah and Georgia were bent on making their mark with New Years straddling birth dates!

In Utah, parents Huyen Nguyen and Nick Criddle welcomed twin boys.  Not due until February 4th, the babies were delivered by emergency cesarean section at 11:59pm Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, and 12:01am on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

James Criddle was born first weighing 5 pounds and measured 18.5 inches, and Matthew came second weighing 5.5 pounds and measured 18.75 inches.

Huyen Nguyen and Nick Criddle welcome James and Matthew

In Arizona, Holly and Brandon Shay welcomed their fraternal twin boys at 11:50pm on December 31, and 12:01am on Sunday, January 1st.

Brandon and Holly Shay welcomed Sawyer and Everett

Sawyer came first weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces while his brother Everett, who weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces, took his time – arriving 11 minutes later.  That break paid off for Everett because he was also the first baby born in the state for 2017!

Holly said that it was a ‘perfect birth’, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Brandon added: ‘Everett might disagree but that’s because he’s just stubborn. He was hanging on until after midnight.’

In San Diego, twin girls were born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns.  One girl arrived at 11:56 p.m. on Dec. 31, and the other came on Jan. 1, 2017 at midnight

In Georgia, twins born at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Georgia arrived an hour apart. The first, a girl, was born at 11:20 p.m and her brother was born at 12:20 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

The baby boy is currently still in the NICU until he can join his mom and sister.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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