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Youngest Twin Becomes the Oldest In Daylight Savings Birth

There are a few events in the year where parents prefer their baby not to make their grand appearance. Some dates include, 29th February, Christmas Day and New Year’s.

But what about a particular time?

Emily and Seth Peterson gave birth to twin boys on Sunday 6th November 2016. Not a significant date, but the timing made the boy’s births tricky to work out.

Emily gave birth to Samuel and Ronan just as the clocks turned back an hour due to the end of Daylight Savings.

Samuel was born first at 1:39 am and Ronan was born 30 minutes later, but Daylight Savings Time had ended for the year which brought Ronan’s birth time to 1:10am.

Although Ronan was born first, technically his brother was born first due to the change in daylight savings.

It’s a rare occurrence and one nurse at Cape Cod Hospital admitted she had never seen anything happen like this in the 40 years she’s worked there.

Cape Cod Hospital shared the unusual timing of the twins birth with their fans. One follower of the page suggested the births of the boys be recorded this way, “For “Time of Delivery” you write 0139 Eastern Daylight Time on Baby A’s chart, and on Baby B’s chart you document the time of delivery as 0110 Eastern Standard Time. Problem solved ; Cute, though. Baby A is going to have to go through life doing a lot of explaining to convince everyone he’s older than his brother. LOL

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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