New mothers Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak, from California, USA, gave birth to Oliver and Silas a few hours apart in the same hospital.
They have shared a special moment after giving birth to their son on the exact same day – and the two babies even weigh exactly the same. The Identical twin sisters joked it was “supposedly” after they gave birth to a son on the same day – and the babies were even weighed and measured the same. After planning their pregnancies at the same time, to be able to celebrate their special relationship and raise their children together, they went into labor a few rooms apart. They confess that they would never have imagined their babies had the same birthday – let alone the same measurements.
Both Oliver and Silas are ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ weighing 7lbs 30oz and measuring 20cm in length. Jill’s labor was scheduled as she was due to give birth by cesarean section on May 5 – with baby Oliver in the breech. Although one sister already knew when she would give birth, the other sister’s birth was a little more surprising. Erin’s water broke unexpectedly on the morning of May 5 – the same day as Jill’s cesarean Dᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ. She quickly called her husband Zach to rush home from work so he could take her to the hospital, and then she informed her that she would meet her sister at the clinic.
Speaking of the special moment, Erin explained: “The four of us and it’s all a support system together. They were there for my strong contractions, which I couldn’t have gotten through without their support.” Jill gave birth to her first child when Oliver gave birth at 6:39 pm, with Erin giving birth to Silas at 11:31 pm. Measurements were taken shortly after – and there were a bit of “surprises” for the couple. Jill admitted: “It’s like it’s supposed to be. It is a little surprising because what are the Oᴅᴅs? But it’s like, of course this would happen to us.”
But the similarity is that Identical twins, born on the same day, aren’t the only things that have synced up in the sisters’ lives. Jill shared: “My parents would talk about how we had our own language together. We would lie next to each other in the crib and make these cooing sounds. I would make the sound and Erin would reply.” The pair even work together in the same clinic – after they were motivated to study occupational therapy to help kids with disabilities as their baby sister, Alison, ᴅɪᴇᴅ of a rare genetic disorder when they were 12.
Not only do they have the same job, they also live five minutes from one another and plan to raise their kids together. “It’s just another really special thing for our Bᴏʏs – they’ll have a sense of ᴄʟᴏsᴇness and they’ll be able to lean on each other the same way my sister and I did,” notes Jill. Two Identical sisters are on the moon with their son and are delighted that they can share their very special story. “This brings us joy and I’m happy to share it with others,” Erin said.