Two twin sisters from Ohio gave birth to their respective kids two hours apart from each other!
The odds of giving birth at the same time as a sibling are 1 to 150,000, but Melissa Rase and Melinda Cannon did it.
Please, give these two an honorable mention in the Guinness Book of Records or something asap.
Melissa Rase’s baby girl was born in Portsmouth at 12:13 pm and Melinda’s baby boy was born in Chillicothe at 2:15 pm.
However, this is not something that surprised the sisters! They say they’ve been doing things together their whole lives.
“We have pretty much always done everything together,” Melinda told The Healthy Mummy.
“We got married two weeks apart. My husband and I had been trying for a while when we found out we were pregnant.
“The first person I told was my sister, and her response was that she and her husband Kyle had started trying as well!” said Melissa.
Melinda reveals the times she had with her sister during the pregnancy. She says they were out there running errands together, buying baby clothes and helped each other to plan their baby showers.
“Our due dates were two weeks apart. I had more pregnancy sickness than she did,” says Melinda.
Melinda was scheduled to go into the hospital on March 29th, with doctors planning for her baby to arrive on March 30th. Melissa was originally scheduled to have a C-section on April 6, 2017.
However, Melissa was brought into the hospital earlier, as she had some symptoms of pre-eclampsia, so her C-section was rescheduled for the 30th.
Their parents even had to flip a coin to decide who was going to go with whom.
“They flipped a coin on which hospital to go to. Mum went to be with Melissa, while Dad came to be with me,” Melinda said.
Melissa’s daughter Hattie Mae was born on March 3rd at 12.13pm and Melinda’s son Crew Madden was born on the same day just two hours later at 2.15pm.
I hope that the family is doing well and that these cousins realize just how special they are.