Twin siblings from South Dakota born in 2011 and 2012
John Sr. & Jolene Anthony lay claim to having the last baby of 2011 as well as the first baby of 2012 in Rapid City.
“We could go buy a lottery ticket right now,” John Anthony said.
Twins don’t run in either parent’s family, and the Anthonys took the double stroke of good fortune as a sign that their family and relationship are on the right track.
“If there’s any sign you could have that you’re with your soul mate,” John Anthony said, “what better sign from God?”
John, 29, a car salesman, and Jolene, 26, a store assistant manager, were married almost three years ago. Each has older children, and they had been hoping to have children together. Ultrasounds showed they were having twins, but with a due date of Jan. 20 and a scheduled induction planned for Jan. 9, the couple never expected the babies to arrive with such New Year’s fanfare.
When they grow up, a set of newborn twins in South Dakota will be able to tell people they were born in different years.
Kylee Anthony was born a minute before midnight on New Year’s Eve, and brother John Jr. was born three minutes into 2012, the Rapid City Journal reported.