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Twins born in San Diego this weekend came into the world in different years.
One twin was born in 2016 at 11:56 p.m., and the other twin was born four minutes later in 2017, CBS affiliate KFMB reported.
The twin girls were born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in Kearny Mesa.
The family was not available for comment.
Last year also in San Diego, a baby girl and boy arrived one minute before and two minutes after the New Year, KFMB reported.
Jaelyn Valencia was born at 11:59 p.m. New Year’s Eve at San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in Mission Valley. Jaelyn’s little brother, Luis, arrived at 12:02 a.m. New Year’s Day.
In Canada in 2014, newborn twins Gabriella and Sophia were delivered with only eight minutes between them at Mississauga Credit Valley Hospital in Ontario. Gabriella was born in 2013, and Sophia was born 38 seconds after midnight, in 2014.
Ariz. twins born in different years
When twin brothers Everett and Sawyer Shay tell the story of the night they were born, it will include an added twist: The fact they arrived in different years.
Everett was Banner Health's first Arizona baby born in 2017. He arrived at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale. His brother Sawyer arrived 11 minutes earlier, at 11:50 p.m., Saturday, hospital officials said, so his birth year will forever read 2016.
The twins were born to Holly and Brandon Shay of Glendale, who came to the hospital about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Holly was 35 weeks pregnant.
Sawyer weighed in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces and Everett at 4 pounds, 8 ounces, hospital officials said.
"It was a perfect birth," Holly Shay told The Republic, while holding Sawyer, wrapped in a blue striped blanket.
"Everett might disagree but that's because he's just stubborn," added Brandon Shay, while holding Everett cuddled inside a star-patterned blanket. "He was hanging on until after midnight."
On cue, Everett cooed as his father teased.
The boys are fraternal twins, not identical. Though Sawyer is heavier, Everett is taller and was more energetic in the womb than his brother, Brandon said.