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These San Diego twins were born in different years

“It’s very unusual and it’s very special.”

PastedImage-12909 Source: Screenshot via NBC

TWIN INFANTS BORN just as New Year’s Champagne corks were popping share the same parents, but different birth years.

Maribel Valencia, of San Diego, California made it to a local hospital on Thursday just in time to give birth to a baby girl — Jaelyn — in the final seconds of 2015.

Jaelyn’s brother Luis was born about two minutes into 2016, NBC reports.

“We were actually watching the clock,” the pleased father — also named Luis — told the local NBC television station.

PastedImage-13470 Source: Screenshot via NBC

“We wanted to see if we were one of the first ones” born in the new year.

Both infants, who had not been expected to arrive until later this month, and their mother were reported to be doing well.

“It’s very unusual and it’s very special,” nurse Lynnette Coetzee told NBC, “and I haven’t seen it in all my 34 years of nursing.”

I think she’s the little girl; she’s gonna be pulling rank the whole time because she’s gonna be the older one. He’s gonna have a hard time living that down.

© – AFP, 2016

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