How is this even possible?
When twins are born naturally, one is always older than the other because only one child can come out at a time. That makes sense. But it doesn’t make sense that a brand new set of twins in Massachusetts is causing a stir because one is not older than the other. They were born naturally, one after the other, but the little boy who came out after his brother is being called the older twin. How can this be? Find out more about this extraordinary case next!
Twin births used to be a rarity, but they are only increasing in America. Twins accounted for 33.9 out of 1,000 births in 2014. This record high may be due to reproductive technology like in vitro fertilization.
Seth and Emily Peterson were thrilled to be giving birth to twin boys, but there was something pretty special about this pregnancy.
The West Barnstable, Massachusetts couple were excited to be expanding their little family by two babies on November 6, but the staff thought that something might be different about these babies, although they were perfectly healthy and normal.
When the time came, Samuel was born first at 5 pounds, 13 ounces. 10 minutes later, his brother, Ronan, made his debut into the world.
Normally, this wouldn’t be enough to make national news. It wasn’t the parents, the babies, or the births at all that we’re talking about. It’s about what the clock on the wall said.