Twice as nice!
Over the years, twin sisters Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers have shared everything from toys to clothes and makeup, and now they have another important thing in common. The 35-year-old women not only share the same birthday, but their babies do, too!
According to reports, the twins both welcomed their firstborn children into the world on June 30 at the same time: 1:18 a.m. Rodgers’ son, Reid Joseph, was born in Denver, Colorado, while Mariuz’ daughter, Samantha Lynne, was born in La Jolla, California.
The cousins were born an hour apart because California is one time zone behind, though both clocks read 1:18. The twin sisters didn’t plan to get pregnant at the same time, so they were both surprised – and thrilled – when they found out the happy news on Thanksgiving.
Mariuz says: “It’s that magical twin connection I suppose. There have just been certain things in our life where things just match up – it’s odd. We didn’t plan being pregnant at the same time. But our journeys aligned, even giving birth! Twins have a special bond, it’s hard to explain.
Both moms and their babies are home from the hospital and doing well. Even though neither sister has been been able to see her niece or nephew so far, they are trying to work out a time to visit each other. Rodgers concludes: “It’s a really cool thing to be able to share. The adventure will only continue as our babies share the same birthday like we did! We can’t wait for them to grow up together.”