Twin boys born just as clocks were turned back for Daylight Saving Time may forever fight over who’s the older twin.
Massachusetts couple Emily and Seth Peterson welcomed their sons in the early morning hours of Nov. 6 at Cape Cod Hospital. Samuel was born first, at 5 poungs, 13 ounces at 1:39 a.m., shortly before clocks were to turn back at 2 a.m.
Next came brother Ronan, at 5 pounds, 13 ounces. But because he was born after the clocks fell back, his official time of birth was declared at 1:10 a.m., rather than 2:10 a.m., technically making him the older twin. On paper
The Petersons called the coincidence a “riddle.”
“It literally took me a day to wrap my head around it,” Emily said. “I didn’t realize it was quite that big of a deal until my nurse turned around and said, ‘I’ve been working here for 40 years and haven’t seen anything like that.’”
A representative for the hospital called the twins’ delivery a “remarkable occurrence” and said that legally, the actual time of birth must be listed on Ronan’s birth certificate. So his birth time of 1:10 a.m. will stand.
“I personally think nit’s kind of cool that one’s ‘older’ and one’s born first,” Emily said. “Hopefully they’re not going to be fighting over it for the rest of their lives.”
Samuel and Ronan have since joined their 2-year-old sister, Aubrey, at home.
(h/t Fox News)