They say twins share a pretty incredible bond and this is certainly the case for Autum Shaw and Amber Tramontana.
The 35-year-old twin sisters have always done everything together. They graduated from college together. They became registered nurses together. Then later they qualified to become nurse practitioners together.
In 2018, they also both welcomed babies – both boys, and only 10 weeks apart. Autum’s son was born in August and Amber’s in October. Crazily enough, the boys had identical weights and lengths at birth too.
The powers of the twin force
The twin force gets even crazier in 2020 when the sisters discovered they were, once again, pregnant at the same time.
Autum initially fell pregnant first but suffered a miscarriage which broke her heart. However, she became pregnant shortly after and found out that Amber was also pregnant.
And get this – same due date! How is this even possible?? TWIN FORCE IS CRAZY!
Fast forward a few months and Amber went into labour. Autum started labouring shortly after. The girls were in adjacent rooms at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee with Dr. George VIck coaching both the girls through their labours.
Autum’s daughter, Charleston arrived first. 90 minutes later, Amber’s daughter Blakely was born. And, immediately the cousins bonded.
They took to one another like they’d already spent nine months in the womb together,” Autum said.
Now, are you ready for the kicker? Amber, Autumn, Charleston and Blakely ALL share the same birthdate. Yep – Amber and Autumn delivered their daughters on their own 33rd birthday – October 29th.
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center shared the news on their Facebook page, writing,
Double the sweetness and double the love! ❤️❤️ It was a special day here this week at Fort Sanders Regional when identical twin sisters Autum and Amber delivered their baby girls, Charleston and Blakely, within 90 minutes of each other. To top it all off, it was Autum and Amber’s birthday! 🎂
Delivered by Dr. George Vick, baby Charleston arrived first, weighing in at 9 lbs., 4 oz, followed by baby Blakely at 7 lbs., 2 oz. Congratulations to both beautiful families!”
So crazy right?! It’s so sweet how Amber and Autum’s beautiful twin sisters bond will be passed down to their daughters.
And imagine the excitement every year on October 29th!
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Brothers, Twins and Cousins?
What happens when twin sisters and twin brothers procreate? And those babies happen to have nearly the same birthdate? Something called “quarternary twins”.
Jett and Jax Salyer, the two cheeky sweeties in the pic above, are not only cousins but also genetic siblings and quarternary twins. Here’s their ‘twinsane’ story: Jett and Jax Cousins, Brothers and Twins.
Mum’s supportive birth parter – her son
We love seeing the powers of birth unfold and this story is one of our favourites. When nine-year-old Charlie found out he was going to be a big brother, he insisted that he would be by his mum’s side when his baby sister arrived.
And that he was. Charlie was the sweetest birth partner as he supported his mum through labour and these pictures will bring tears to your eyes. What an amazing big brother and loving son. Read it here – Nine-Year-Old Son Supports His Mum Through Labour and Birth.
Kidney stones actually triplets
Dannette Giltz thought she had kidney stones. But, after presenting at the hospital fully expecting to be whisked away for kidney stone surgery, she was told she was actually in labour instead.
An ultrasound confirmed it wasn’t one baby, but two. While Dannette and her husband were busy processing this (ie: rocking in the corner), doctors threw another curve ball – another baby. Yup. Triplets. Could you even imagine? Read it here – Mum Mistakes Kidney Stone Pain for Labour Pain, Then Gives Birth to Triplets.
Check out our birth stories section for even more.