Twins Born in Different Years at San Diego Hospital

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Jaelyn Valencia and younger brother Luis arrived three minutes apart, but in two separate years. (Credit: KSWB)

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A woman gave birth to twins at a San Diego hospital three minutes apart, but the two won't share the same birth date. That's because the babies -- a boy and a girl -- were born on different days and in different years, according to KTLA sister station KSWB.

Jaelyn Valencia was born at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve, while her little brother, Luis, arrived at 12:02 a.m. on New Year's Day, the television stations reported.

The baby girl tipped the scales weighing 4 pounds, 15 pounces, while the newborn boy weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces.

Both infants and their 22-year-old mother were healthy following the delivery, which occurred about a month earlier than their delivery date, father Luis Valencia told KSWB.

Valencia and his wife, Maribel, had planned to spend New Year's Eve in Los Angeles before she went into labor. Instead, the proud parents spent the holiday at the hospital.

"It's pretty much the best of both worlds," Valencia told the station. "So that means two birthday parties back-to-back."

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