In Ireland, medical history has happened! Maria Jones-Elliott and her husband, Chris Elliott, welcomed their twin daughters, Amy and Katie, 87 days apart.
The Belfast Telegraph reported that Maria went into labor four months early on June 1st, 2012. She gave birth to her daughter, Amy, who weighed in at just 1 pound, 3 ounces. Shortly after Amy's birth, however, her contractions stopped.
After Amy's birth, Maria remained at the Waterford Regional Hosptail until Amy's twin sister, Katie, was born — 87 days later on August 27, 2012.
Dr. Eddie O’Donnell, a consultant obstetrician who worked with the team of doctors delivering the babies, said that the birth of the twins was most likely the "first of its kind", noting that, "most people haven't heard about this."
After delivering Amy, doctors tried (unsuccessfully) to induce labor again, but Maria and her husband opted to wait it out in an effort to let their second daughter arrive naturally.
O'Donnell said that previous medical literature documents that an 84-day interval between twins has been documented, so the Amy and Katie's 87-day interval could quite possibly be a world record.
Now, as the twin baby girls gear up for their separate first birthdays, mom and dad are proud to note that their baby girls are happy and most importantly, healthy.
*Babies pictured above are not Katie and Amy Elliott.
Can you believe that these two twin sisters were born 87-days apart?