Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Twin brothers born in different years

Twin brothers born in different years

Two twin brothers were born in different years thanks to their mother giving birth late New Year's Eve in Tampa, Fla., the boys' father says.

Juan Velasco said his wife Margarita underwent emergency surgery at Tampa General Hospital to deliver the twins with the first, Marcello, being born just before midnight Thursday and brother Stephano being delivered shortly after 12:01 a.m. Friday, the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported Saturday.

That meant Stephano was the first baby born at the Tampa hospital in 2010 and his brother was the last birth at the hospital in 2009.

"We never think that we would be the first of the year, or the last of the year, nothing like that," Velasco told the Tribune. "But I'm really happy."

Dr. Catherine Lynch, who delivered the two brothers, said despite being twins, the two boys will be able to enjoy their own birthdays.

"So they'll always be twins, but now they each have their own special day," the University of South Florida doctor said.


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