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They Are Identical Twins, But Born Almost 3 Months Apart, No This Isn't A Riddle


Twins are supposed to be born on the same day, then when they grow up they can fight over who was born a few seconds before the other.

One pair of twins won't have too much to fight over.

Having twins is already rare, but having them born at separate times will earn a pair of twins a spot on the Guinness Book of World Records.

Mrs. Peggy Lynn gave birth to her daughter Hanna on November 11, 1995, but she still had a boy to conceive as well! Hanna's twin, Eric, was born on February 2, 1996, which meant that these siblings held the title of the "longest interval between the birth of twins."

84 days sounds like a long time, but someone beat that title just a few years ago!  

Twins Amy and Katie were born 87 days apart!

Their mother, Maria Jones-Elliott, went into labor four months early, and gave birth to her first twin daughter Amy, but it wasn't until three months later that their second twin daughter Katie was born.

“Amy was fighting for life in an incubator and Katie was struggling to survive in my womb. It was the hardest three months of our lives. But Chris kept saying, 'Where there’s life there’s hope'." Maria remembered.

Maria was worried that because she went into labor so soon, there was a possibility that her twins could die.

“I thank God Chris was by my side. I was sobbing and in shock but I refused to give up. I kept saying, ‘This is not going to happen – I’m not going to lose them'."

It took five weeks until Maria was allowed to hold Amy.

"Her little feet rested on the top of my bump. I remember stroking my bump at the same time, hoping for a miracle," Maria recalled. "Katie immediately reacted. She kicked and started moving, as if she knew. The second time I held Amy the following day she turned and put her head towards her sister inside the womb."

Maria and Chris with their children Olivia, Jack, and the twins. Mirror

The twins were reunited 87 days later, and Chris, Maria's husband, eagerly went to register his daughters.

"It caused a stir. Their certificates say, ‘Amy Elliott, Twin One, date of birth 1 June and Katie Elliott, Twin Two, date of birth 27 August'," Maria said.

“I call the girls our little miracles,” she added.

[Source: Mirror]

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