A mother in the United States, Fatima Madrigal, has given birth to twins in two different years.
As reported by Insider, while one of the twins was delivered in 2021, the other one was delivered in 2022.
The Greenfield twins Alfredo Antonio Trujillo and Aylin Yolanda Trujillo were born just 15 minutes apart at the Natividad Medical Center, but what makes their birth so rare is that they were born on different days, months and years.
Alfredo Antonio Trujillo was delivered first at 11:45 pm on December 31, 2021, while Aylin Yolanda Trujillo entered the world exactly at midnight on Saturday, January 1, 2022, making her the first baby born at Natividad Medical Center and in Monterey County in 2022.
The mother with the twins. Image source: Natividad Medical Center
According to a statement by the Medical Center on its Facebook page, Aylin weighed in at 5 pounds, 14 ounces, while big brother Alfredo weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.
Their surprised and happy mother, Fatima Madrigal said “It’s crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays.”
The fraternal twins join three older siblings, two girls, and a boy. Madrigal said her oldest son was excited that one of the babies was a boy and that her family couldn’t wait to meet them.
“This was definitely one of the most memorable deliveries of my career,” said Dr. Ana Abril Arias, a family doctor at Natividad Medical Group and faculty at Natividad. “It was an absolute pleasure to help these little ones arrive here safely in 2021 and 2022. What an amazing way to start the New Year!”
Natividad Medical Center is located in Salinas, California, and was founded in 1886.