The identical twins, who are 35, each gave birth to their first child early Thursday. The babies were born at the same exact time in each sister’s respective time zone. Rodgers gave birth first, welcoming a baby boy at 1:18 a.m., in Denver, Colorado, and Mariuz’s daughter was born at 1:18 a.m., in La Jolla, California.
The sisters and new moms told TODAY they’re thrilled by the coincidence
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Sarah Mariuz with her husband, Nick, and their newborn baby.
Leah Rodgers and her husband, Kyle, after their son was born.
We were at our older sister’s wedding recently, and, well, two pregnant chicks together, people couldn’t stop talking about this,” Rodgers said. “They kept asking us, ‘Was it planned?’ No! It was kind of entertaining.”Even their babies’ genders are remarkable, the sisters said.”It’s kind of funny because I grew up as a tomboy, playing sports,” said Rodgers, who named her boy Reid Joseph.Her sister, whose little girl is Samantha Lynne, was the girlier twin.The moms and babies are home from the hospital and doing well, and the families are trying to work out a time to visit each other.
“We’ll definitely spend Christmas together,” Mariuz said.