CARMEL, Ind. — Joslyn and Jaxon are twins that arrived early but don't share a birthday. Sister and brother were born in different decades this week at Ascension St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.
A Pendleton couple rang in the new year with deliveries before and after midnight.
The twins weren't due until February 19, but obviously had their own arrival plans. Joslyn was born last year. Jaxon was born this year.
Concerns about lack of fetal movement sent pregnant mother Dawn Gilliam to the hospital on New Year's Eve. At 11:37 p.m. she delivered Joslyn at four pounds, 11 ounces.
"We've known for a while that she was going to be born first,” said Gilliam while talking to reporters in the maternity ward lobby Friday afternoon. “She's been in position for most of the pregnancy. Of course, he was breech. So, it took a while for him to come."
Little brother Jaxon arrived at 12:07 a.m. on New Year's Day at 4 pounds, 5 ounces.
"Still kind of overwhelmed,” said father Jason Tello, holding Gilliam’s hand during the news conference. “Earlier, we talked about it would be great to have them born on different dates. But here we are with this surprise - different dates, different years. That was definitely interesting for us for sure. We're still kind of speechless still.”
“Very shocked,” added Gilliam.
Mom is still doing double takes as a real reminder.
"I guess it doesn't click that, 'Wow! We had two babies.' I'm like, 'Wow! There's actually two,’” said Gilliam.
Mom said it twice. After all, she delivered twice, in two different years, two different decades.
Both twins are on feeding tubes and may be in the hospital for a while, but otherwise are healthy and doing well. Mom hopes to come home Saturday. The twins have 10- and 5-year-old big brothers at home in Pendleton.