Talk about a co-twin-cidince. (Okay, there’s one more twin pun coming, but then that’s it, promise.) Identical twin sisters Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers both gave birth — the first child for each — last Thursday, at 1:18 a.m. Both of them. At the exact same time.
Only, not quite the exact same time. Rodgers lives in Denver, Colorado, so she actually gave birth an hour before her sister, who lives in La Jolla, California. Still, though. What are the odds, right?
“I don’t think you could plan it — the way that this all has turned out — even if you tried,” Rodgers told Denver 7 in an interview. And they definitely didn’t try for it, but as it happened, they both got pregnant right around the same time. According to Today, they were both planning on telling each other at Thanksgiving. But the minute they saw each other, they knew.
“She showed up to my front door and I welcomed her and Nick [Mariuz’s husband] inside,” Rodgers said. “And I had this crazy twin intuition — I call it my ‘twintuition’ — and I knew she was pregnant, too.” Turns out, their due dates were four days apart, with Rodgers, the older twin by eleven minutes, due before Mariuz.
Fast-forward to last Wednesday, when Rodgers’ water broke. After breaking the news to her sister, Leah found out that she was in a similar situation. “She sent me a text that said, ‘I’ve been up since 4:30 with contractions. I have a feeling this baby is coming today, too,’” Rodgers told Denver 7.
The funniest part about the whole story? Rodgers, the tomboy of the two, gave birth to a son, Reid Joseph, while Mariuz, the more girly twin, gave birth to a daughter, Samantha Lynne. Whether the cousins follow the same pattern of eerie twin coincidences as their sisters remains to be seen. But we’re seeing a lot of joint birthday parties in their futures.
Check out Rodgers’ interview with Denver 7 below: