We’ve all heard of some super crazy coincidences, right? We usually hear of them when we watch movies that seem so far-fetched that we just don’t think it would happen in real life…
Well, this is one of those coincidences. But, this time, it actually happened, with identical twins giving birth to sons on the same day…
Not only that, but they weighed the exact same, too.
Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak, had both been trying for a baby at the same time, as per The Mirror, but, on May 5, they both surprisingly gave birth.
Jill was already scheduled to give birth on this date as she was having a c-section, but her sister, Erin, did not know when exactly she’d go into labor, it just happened to be that her water broke on the same day her twin was scheduled to deliver her baby, as well.
At this point, Jill, Erin, and their husbands were all in the hospital together, with Erin dealing with her contractions while Jill waited for her c-section.
“It was the four of us and all being a support system together. They were there for my strong contractions, I could not have gotten through that without that support,” Erin said of Jill, and their husbands, who were right beside her as she dealt with the pain of labor.
But, although this is an extremely happy coincidence in itself…
There was more to it than that.
Even though the boys didn’t arrive at the same time, with Oliver arriving at 6:39 pm, as per the news outlet, and Silas arriving at 11:31 pm, they did weigh the same. How coincidental is that?
“That’s just another really special thing for our sons — they’re going to have a sense of closeness that they can also rely on each other the way that my sister and I did,” Jill said as she explained that she and her sister live close by.
Both Jill and Erin work together in an occupational therapy clinic to help children with disabilities. According to Mirror, this came after their own sister, Allison, died when she was just six years old from a rare genetic disorder.