PHILADELPHIA (WSVN) — Twin sisters made a double delivery just hours apart, Thursday, which made officials at a Philadelphia hospital do a double take.
It’s no surprise that twins tend to share everything, but two sisters giving birth to baby girls just hours apart seemed magical.
“Everybody keeps asking if we planned it and i’m like no,” said Natily Smith to reporters at WFMZ-TV 69 News.
Smith held her twin sister’s exciting secret for a week before finding out she was also pregnant. “I was in shock,” Smith said.
The Smith twins found out their due dates were only one day apart, which brought them even closer together. “I would always call and be like, ‘Do you have this symptom? Like, is this normal?” said Natily. “She was like, ‘Yeah.'”
Natily’s sister, Nautica, described the emotional moment. “When she told me she was getting induced, and then she had the baby the day I was getting induced, I wanted to cry.”
One wall separated the sisters at the same hospital as they each welcomed their own healthy baby to the world.
Ava was born first, then Lay’lani six hours later. “Kind of twinnish but not really,” said Natily as she laughed at the thought.
Things got emotional as the twins met their nieces for the very first time.
“Shock” and “amazing” are the two words they used to summarize 24 hours the family will never forget. “I feel like it’s amazing,” said Nautica. “We can celebrate their birthdays together like how we celebrated our birthdays. It’s pretty cool.”
Both babies are reportedly healthy and weighing in at 18 and 19 inches.
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