Twin newborns in Texas came into the world a 'year' apart at either side of midnight New Year's Eve. Gavino Garay reports.
REPORTER: Texas mom Veronica Reed rang in the New Year delivering twins - a 'year' apart. Hannah was born in 2013 at 11:59pm, and her identical twin sister Danielle seconds after midnight in 2014.
MOTHER OF TWINS VERONICA REED: "I think it will give them their separation that I wanted them to have and I think they will always be very close and that they are going to be just fine."
REPORTER: The unique birthday aside, some thought it was a miracle these babies managed to ring in 2014 with their mom. Doctors said the twins suffered from a rare disorder in which one twin received too much blood while in the womb, and the other not enough. In any case, for these New Year's newborns, birthdays are sure to be a special celebration in years ahead.
Identical twins are the result of a single fertilized egg splitting into two separate embryos. Since identical twins come from the same fertilized egg, they have the exact same DNA. They are always of the same sex and they have the same blood type. Testing the DNA of twins is one way to determine if they are identical or fraternal. [Source: www.twin.com]