His younger sister was born at 12:16 a.m. on January 1, 2018, at 4 pounds, 10 ounces and 16 inches long.
After seeing out 2017 with the birth of her son, Maria then had to undergo a c-section for the second baby as her daughter was slightly breached. Doctors say the twins were their last born baby of 2017 and first born of 2018.
A set of twins in Southern California were born in two different years.
The twins, Joaquin and Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros were both due to arrive January 27, 2018. The babies were born healthy and hassle-free, with the only wow-factor about their birth being the timing.
Although the brother and sister might not have exactly the same birth date, we're that spending about 9 months in the womb together trumps the few minutes they spent apart.
The miracle birth involved the pair of twins - a boy and a girl, who arrived on either side of the midnight in California's Delano Regional Medical Center.
"It was definitely a surprise!"
The family has three other girls between the ages of 6 and 18 years old, KERO reported.
However, when Joaquin was delivered at 11.58pm on December 31, she and her husband Joaquin suspected that there was a possibility that their twins would be celebrating separate birthdays.