It is said that twins have a special connection that other siblings don’t have. Well, last week twin brother’s welcomed their babies into the world just hours apart.
On March 27th, Joshua Thorington and his wife Denise welcomed their son, Jack, into the world at 4:18 am. Jack was born at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan.
Joshua contacted his brother Justin about coming to see the new baby. Surprised that he did not receive a quick response, it started to make sense an hour later when Justin texted him saying he was already at the hospital. Justin told Joshua that his wife, Alex Raphael, had also gone into labor on that day.
Josh told WPBN, “Then he’s like, ‘Hey, we’ll come see you, but just so you know, Alex is in labor. And you’re the only ones who know, so don’t tell anyone.’ I think they didn’t want to steal our thunder, but we didn’t care.”
Alex gave birth to a baby girl named Lucy at 11:43 pm, on the same exact day Jack was born.
The same-day births came as a surprise to the parents, as the babies were due two weeks apart. They ended up being born 19-hours apart despite the fact that Denise was due March 25, and Alex not until April 8.
“It was kind of destined to be,” Joshua told local news reporters.
Denise and Alex gushed about each other, stating that being pregnant together helped them manage the pregnancies.
Alex stated, “It was really nice. I think it brought us closer together, especially Denise and me.”
The couples live close to each other in Northern Michigan and stated they hope the cousins will be close growing up. Justin and Josh always had joint birthdays growing up, and now this is a possibility for their kids as well.