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Arizona Parents Welcome Twins with Two Different Birth Years

posted: 01/04/17
by: Blythe Copeland

Plenty of older twins are proud of their seniority -- even when the age difference is a matter of only minutes -- but newborn Sawyer Shay, of Glendale, Ariz., will have unusually strong bragging rights over his younger brother, Everett: Sawyer was born in 2016, and Everett not until 2017.

Holly and Brandon Shay welcomed Sawyer at 11:51 p.m. on December 31, and Everett at 12:01 am on January 1 -- giving the babies two different birth years. For Dr. Allan Sawyer, who delivered the babies a little more than three weeks before his upcoming retirement, reported local Fox 29, "earning the rare bragging right between hospitals to have the first and last baby born of the year doesn't hurt, either."

At 5 pounds 5 ounces, Sawyer is little heavier than his 4-pound-8-ounce brother, but the younger sibling may not be one for getting pushed around: Brandon Shay told The Republic that Everett is "just stubborn...He was hanging on until after midnight."