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Mom gives birth to twins in different years

Baby Gabriela arrived just before midnight on Dec. 31. Her sister followed her in the new year.
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Chiara O. Scuri, January 3, 2014 9:59:47 AM

“Hey, I’d like you to meet my twin sister. She was born the year before me.”

This is a line that Gabriela and Sophia Salgueiro get to say to anyone they meet (once they’re old enough to speak, that is).

As CTV News reports, the twin sisters were born eight minutes apart on December 31 and January 1, respectively, making Gabriela one of the last babies of 2013, and her slightly younger sister one of the first.

Gabriela entered the world before midnight at Mississauga, Ont.’s Credit Valley Hospital, while her sister followed her 38 seconds after midnight of the following year.

What makes the story even more amazing is that the twins weren’t due until January 19.

Not that their proud mom, Lindsay Salgueiro, is complaining.

“I’m so relieved that I got my belly out of the way and I’m back to normal now,” she cracked to reporters.

Though Sophia doesn’t qualify as the first baby of the new year (that would go to the newborns who emerged from the birth canal in the first few seconds of 2014), her twin over-the-dateline-border certainly makes them the most interesting.


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