"We're going to have to start celebrating New Year's a little differently now," the twins' mother said.
Twins always make for an interesting story. In North Texas, a pair of fraternal twins will be celebrating their birthdays in different years. Parents Kali Scott and Cliff Scott welcomed their daughter Annie Jo at 11:55 p.m. on New Year's Eve, making her Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton's last baby of the year. Just after the stroke of midnight, their second daughter Effie Rose entered the world at 12:01 a.m. becoming the first baby to be born at the hospital in 2023.
The parents were appreciative of the fact that their twins would have some individuality from the beginning, "I love the unique aspect that they get to go forward with a little bit of individualism right out of the gates," Scott told Good Morning America.
These unique birth timings were not even expected by the parents, as the babies arrived early. Scott and her husband Cliff, who are from Denton, Texas, were expecting their daughters to arrive on January, 11, the date on which her C-section was scheduled. However, Scott said that after going to a check-up appointment on December, 29, she was hospitalized so that doctors could monitor her blood pressure. It was only then they realized that their first children could be New Year's babies.
Scott also told GMA, that doctors decided to move forward with the C-section on the night of December 31. Annie was the first baby to be born and then, six minutes later, Effie was born. Both girls weighed around 5 pounds, 5 ounces each. She added that she and the twins are all healthy and recovering well.
Now, the couple is thinking of what New Year's and birthday celebrations on two different days will look like for the coming decade. "I had been thinking, you know, so traditional of one birthday, but now it's two different birthdays," Scott said. "One will get to celebrate New Year's Eve going out and gets to celebrate New Year's Day and the new year coming in." She added, "We're going to have to start celebrating New Year's a little differently now." The new mom told Fox station KDFW, "I love it, I think it is hilarious and just super fun."
They also posted on Facebook and wrote, "Cliff and I are so proud to introduce Annie Jo and Effie Rose Scott!" adding that they're "just so excited for this adventure!" Texas Health Systems also shared a message with the couple and the newborns. "Congratulations to the happy family and our new year's babies!" they wrote.
The couple told Fox station KDFW, they have already started receiving financial advice for the twins, "Our friends were making fun of us for the tax deduction issue since we only get one tax deduction for last year, but I think that's just fine," Scott said.
This New Year has been truly happy for the couple and a lot of joy awaits them.
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