What’s that they say about the special bond between twins?
These identical twin sisters took their sisterly connection to a whole new level when they both gave birth at the exact same time of their respective time zones. Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers proved that twins really do everything together.
Rodgers, the eldest by 11 minutes, gave birth to baby boy Reid Joseph Rodgers at 1:18 a.m. in Denver, Colorado. Not far behind, Mariuz gave birth to baby girl Samantha Lynne at 1:18 a.m. in La Jolle, California. It makes sense, too, because Leah grew up as a bit of a tomboy while Sarah was always more interested in “girly” activities.
And no, they didn’t plan it.
Rodgers says their special sisterly journey together started last Thanksgiving. “She showed up to my front door and I welcomed her and Nick [Mariuz’s husband] inside,” she told Today.com. “And I had this crazy twin intuition — I call it my ‘twintuition’ — and I knew she was pregnant, too.”
Rogers says she didn’t want to steal her sister’s thunder, so she let her announce the pregnancy first. But when she found out the due date was within four days of her own, she reached into her purse and pulled out her own ultrasound, to the whole family’s excitement.
“We’ve always lived in separate places, but all of us — we have two sisters — are very close in age and very close,” Rodgers said. “But certainly there’s another connection at the twin level.” The new 35-year old moms said they’ll definitely be getting together for Christmas this year.”