New Year’s baby times two

Twin girls are born minutes apart but in different years

Twins share a lot during their lifetime, but one thing newborns Adaline Rose and Emma Paige Decker won’t share is a birthday. The girls, delivered just four minutes apart, were born on different days — and different years.

Parents Adonna and Trey Decker welcomed their daughters into the world at 11:56 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2016, and 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017. This special delivery took place at Norton Hospital.

The girls were delivered at 33 weeks and are reported to be doing well. Both are being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit at Norton Children’s Hospital.

On Jan. 2, the Decker family greeted the media. Adonna Decker said she and her husband, Trey, weren’t planning their family — her pregnancy was a surprise. She then found out she was having twins.

“I was shocked,” she said.

“I thought for sure she was just joking with me,” said Trey, who is an identical twin himself.

The Deckers admit they are a bit nervous, unsure of exactly what to expect when the twins are ready to go home. But they are looking forward to the challenge and are excited to see how their new family will celebrate this milestone in years to come.




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