Twins are known to share a special connection, but these twins now also share an extra special bond.
Though from different cities in the US and from different time zones, identical twin sisters Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers both gave birth to their first bubs at 1.18am on June 30. Leah gave birth first to her baby boy Reid Joseph at 1:18 a.m. in Denver, Colorado, while Sarah’s daughter Samantha Lynne was born at 1:18 a.m. in La Jolla, California.
What are the odds!
The new mums told TODAY that they were weren’t surprised by the coincidence; they have always had a twin connection, or what one sister likes to call ‘twin-tuition’.
Recalling the moment when they shared the pregnancy news with each other, Leah said:
“She showed up to my front door and I welcomed her and Nick [Mariuz’s husband] inside, and I had this crazy twin intuition — I call it my ‘twintuition’ — and I knew she was pregnant, too.”
Both Leah and Sarah are now home from the hospital and are making plans to visit each other with their growing families.
We’re sure their bubs will enjoy a close bond, just like they do.
Congratulations Leah and Sarah!