As partygoers were ringing in the New Year across the Greater Toronto Area, a Mississauga mom was busy giving birth to twin daughters. And though the twins were born eight minutes apart, they’ll share different birthdays – and different birth years.
Proud mom Lindsay Salguiero delivered the last baby of 2013 at Mississauga’s Credit Valley Hospital before giving birth to the first baby of 2014.
Baby Gabriela was born shortly before midnight, weighing seven pounds, while her sister Sophia waited until the New Year, arriving 38 seconds after midnight at five pounds and 15 ounces.
“They are getting all the attention,” Salguiero told CTV News Channel from her hospital bed. “They were the last baby here in the hospital to be (born) for the year and the first one of the year also.”
The fraternal twins came as a surprise to Salguiero and her husband as the couple’s due date was not expected to arrive until Jan. 19.
Salguiero, who also has two boys, says the girls are healthy and doing well. The proud new mom said she is excited to get back to normal.
“I’m so relieved that I got my belly out of the way and I’m back to normal now,” she joked.
Despite her speedy delivery, Baby Sophia is not the GTA’s first baby of the New Year. That title goes to two other newborns who both entered the world at exactly 12 a.m. – albeit via different mothers.
James John Kennady was delivered right as the clock struck midnight at Rouge Valley Centenary hospital in Scarborough while seven-pound baby girl Jenna arrived at North York General Hospital at the same time.
And St. Michael’s first baby of 2014 was delivered two minutes after midnight, while Mount Sinai Hospital delivered a baby boy one hour into the year, at 1:01 a.m.