North Texas Twins Are Born in Different Years


Kali Jo Scott and Cliff Scott with twins | Image by FOX 4

A couple in Texas welcomed twins into the world overnight on New Year’s Eve, causing the babies to be born in different years.

The Denton couple welcomed twin girls, Fox 11 reported, after Kali Jo Scott was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton a week before her due date.

Via C-section, the first baby, Annie Jo, was born at 11:55 p.m. on December 31, 2022. The second baby, Effie Rose, was born on January 1, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. The twins are fraternal.

Scott told Fox 11 that it is exciting for each child to have her own day.

“I love it,” she said. “I think it is hilarious and just super fun.”

“It kind of happened so quick, we haven’t processed all of it yet,” said Cliff Scott, the girls’ father.

Annie Jo was the last baby born in the hospital in 2022, and Effie Rose was the first born in 2023. Both were healthy and weighed 5.5 pounds.

The couple had joked about giving birth over the holiday weekend, Kali Jo shared.

“We had kind of joked, like, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if …?'” she told Fox 11. “With the holiday and New Year’s Eve over the weekend, it turned out that was more of a possibility than we realized.”

Being born in different years could have implications for taxes and youth sports. Participation in certain sports is based on the year of birth. Meanwhile, the difference in years means the couple will only get a 2022 tax deduction for the elder daughter.

The girls’ mother said having different birthdays will help the twins have their own personalities and identities.

“You always still want to make sure they have their own individual personality and know that they are special and unique,” Scott said.

“So this gets to add to that special and uniqueness that some twins don’t maybe get,” he said. “One will always get the glitter and confetti of New Year’s Eve, and one gets to kick it off with a brand-new year on New Year’s Day.”

Just hours after the birth of the Scott twins, other North Texas hospitals welcomed some of the first babies of the year, WFAA reported. Just before six in the morning, Methodist Richardson Medical Center welcomed Aiden Cabrera, whose parents are Odalys and Alberto Cabrera.

At 8:07 a.m., Andrea Puga was born at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South to parents Rubi and Jeisson Puga. She weighed a healthy seven pounds and fourteen ounces.

The hospital’s director of women’s services, Rhonda Fuselier, told WFAA that New Year’s babies are a special joy.

“Every day, every year, it is our honor and privilege for our team to help welcome babies into the world! Having the first baby of the New Year is additionally joyous to an already joyous occasion!” she explained.

Two older sisters also welcomed baby Andrea.

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1 month ago

Great timing, Mom!