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Identical twin sisters who share an incredible bond have given birth to baby boys on the same day.

Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak welcomed their sons into the world just hours apart, at the same hospital. Incredibly, the boys, Oliver and Silas, also had the exact same measurements at birth – 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measuring 51cm.

“The twinning continues,” Erin told Good Morning America.

Twins Give Birth On Same Day

The 30-year-old new mum from California married her husband, who also happens to be a twin, during the height of Covid pandemic in a small ceremony. The couple then had a bigger celebration in August 2021 – and it ended up being a special day for Erin’s sister as well.

On the morning of the wedding celebration, Jill called Erin to let her know she was expecting her first baby. “I screamed and woke up my husband,” Erin said. “It was such an exciting time.”

But that was just the beginning of the family’s happy news – with Erin herself finding out she was pregnant just a week later while on her honeymoon.

“I took the pregnancy test and saw the two lines and it was very faint. I was second-guessing, am I seeing what I’m seeing, and I FaceTimed Jill from the Maldives and she was like, ‘Yes, that’s it. That’s it.’”

Twins Give Birth On Same Day

The twins then got to experience all of the joys of pregnancy together over the next nine months, and while there were jokes that the babies could be born on the same day, it seemed unlikely. Jill was booked in for a c-section, while Erin was due to be induced on her due date, ten days later.

But the universe had other plans.

On the morning that her sister was due to have her c-section, Erin also ended up in labour – at the same hospital in the same delivery unit as Jill.

“I called my husband and was like, ‘I’m not joking. I think my water just broke. I called labour and delivery … and then my next phone call was to Jill and I said, ‘Okay, this isn’t a joke. I’m pretty sure my water just broke.'”

As Erins labour continued, Jill was waiting for her c-section, which ended up being pushed back to later in the day.

“Part of me was thinking, ‘What are the odds of this? I can’t believe this is happening,’ but there was also a sense of calm about it because it was like of course this is happening,” Jill said. “We’ve just been so close and so inseparable, it made complete sense in a very odd way.”

Twins Give Birth On Same Day

Twins Give Birth On Same Day

Jill’s baby boy Oliver was born at 6.39pm, while Erin’s son Silas was born at 11.31pm – just in time to share a birthday with his cousin!

The sisters, who live close to each other, are now enjoying raising their special little boys together.

Photos: Bethany Jean Photography

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  • So beautiful to be so close to your sister and now the cousins will be

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  • What a wonderful connection the cousins will have. How amazing would it be knowing they will grow up together so closely. I have heard of twins reading each other’s minds but this really is next level! Very cute though

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  • Special bonding experience for the sisters. I hope the cousins enjoy growing up with each other.

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  • Such gorgeous babies too! What a lovely bond for them to share,

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  • What a lovely story, so special

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  • They are so adorable and so is the fact they were born on the same day. Someone wanted them to have the same relationship as their Mum’s even though they won’t be actual twins. Congratulations to both sets of parents.

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  • That is so special! Love the pics. Congratulations

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  • Wow! Double blessings for the whole clan. The boys look identical. It would be nice sharing the journey, laughter and difficulty at times with the twins sisters. Congrats to both.

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  • Such a wonderful experience for both of them – their babies will always have a bond very similar to their mums – almost as though they were also twins.


    • Yes, they babies are nearly like twins, very special indeed

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  • I know 2 sisters born 1 year apart same day

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  • Don’t know how they did it but that is such a beautiful life event that will stay with them for a life time.

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  • How beautiful- such an amazing coincidence

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  • That would be so cool

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  • Oh wow, this is insane, to be so aligned and perfect match in so many ways. U real

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  • This is absolutely amazing. What are the chances? Imagine how close they will be.

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