Sisters Give Birth to Babies in Same Hospital On Same Day

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Sarah Mattson, 25, wasn't supposed to deliver her baby the same day she watched her big sister give birth to her own child, but that's just what happened. Family birthday parties may never be the same.

The Orange County Register
reports Mattson's sister, Rachel McDaniel, 26, gave birth to Grayson William at 1:01 p.m. July 18 in a Laguna Hills, Calif., hospital. The pregnant Mattson, present for her nephew's birth, was due in a few weeks.

But, just a few minutes later, Mattson felt contractions as she ate lunch at an In-N-Out Burger near the hospital with her parents, according to the newspaper. She returned to the hospital and delivered Sage Marie at 11:47 p.m.

Enoch Fernando, father to the sisters, doesn't seem too surprised.

"They've always done everything together," he tells the Register of his daughters who are 19 months apart.

But the feat of two sisters giving birth in the same hospital in the same day is rare. According the newspaper, nurses at Saddleback Memorial can't remember it happening before.

And, in a total moment of pure cuteness, when the cousins met for the fist time as they were being discharged July 20, Grayson clasped on to Sage's itty bitty hand, the Register reports.

"They're pretty much twins – just with different moms," Mattson tells the newspaper.

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