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Twins Born At HCMC In Different Years

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A mother welcomed two bundles of joy overnight in Minneapolis -- one in 2011 and the other in 2012.

Stephanie Peterson had a February due date, but went into labor late Friday night. The nurses said they joked it would be funny if one baby was born new year's eve, the other on new year's day. They didn't actually believe that would be the case, of course.

Officials at Hennepin County Medical Center said the proud mom gave birth to son Beckett at 6:40 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Then, six hours later, she delivered his twin sister Freya, at 12:26 a.m. on New Year's Day.

Beckett Humenny weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. His sister, Freya, weighed 5 pounds, 2.5 ounces and is also, 18 inches long.

"It was a great day to have a baby because everybody was in such a celebratory mood anyway," said the proud mom. "When Freya was finally born the nurses had made confetti and threw confetti all over and everybody was clapping, so it was a party when she came."

The twins will share many things over the next few years, but a birthday won't be one of them.

Minnesota's first babies of the year were born at the University of Minnesota-Medical Center and another at Maple Grove Hospital, both at 12:07 a.m.

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