11.08.2017

Daylight Savings Time Makes A Second Twin Older Than His First Born Brother



Source: Facebook/Cape Cod Hospital Maternity

This morning I was sipping the last of my coffee and getting ready to brew a second when this story caught my attention.

When it comes to twins being born and having interesting stories about the timing of their birth, the most interesting I've heard of is when one twin is delivered for medical emergency reasons and the second twin is still ok so the mother's womb is closed up with the hope of keeping the baby in Mom as long as possible to allow for more growth and development and the 2nd is born weeks or even a month or so later... (I don't remember all the details to that one and don't feel like getting off topic and looking it up right now) OR one is born before midnight on December 31st and the sibling is born after midnight; making it a January 1st baby.  One more 'odd' birth circumstance is if the birth(s) are on a leap year.  You could have one born on February 29th and the next born just over midnight making it March 1st.  The 'twins' would not only have different birthdays, but one of them would only have an official birthday once every 4 years!

Ok... so that was all going through my head in about 3 SECONDS when I saw the headline of this news story, but it took much longer to type out. 

From the news this morning in  Hyannis, MA (WWBT) - Two little baby boys are born.

Twins.

Little Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older.

How is that possible?

Daylight savings!

Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 
Ronan was born 31 minutes later. However, Daylight Saving Time ended and the time fell back one hour, making Ronan's official time of birth 1:10 a.m.

Cape Cod Hospital Maternity nurse, Deb Totten, said it was the first time she's ever seen this happen in over 40 years of nursing.

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