When two Wisconsin brothers found out their babies were due a week apart, the newborns’ arrivals turned into a bit of a family competition that ended in a relative tie.
Both babies were born at the same hospital in Kenosha on the same day, delivered by the same doctor.
Chris and Courtney Hicks arrived for a scheduled cesarean section Friday at Aurora Medical Center and found out Chris’ younger brother Matt and his fiancee, Allie Osheim, were already at the hospital, awaiting their newborn’s arrival.
Chris and Courtney’s daughter, Kadence, arrived first and was followed just hours later by Matt and Allie’s baby, James.
Family members tell WISN-TV that visiting the new cousins is easy because they can just walk from one hospital room to the one next door.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Kirk Wuellner says
My son and his twin cousins (girls) were born in the same hospital, by the same doctor a few hours apart. The births were originally estimated to be a month apart. My son was late and the twins were early. Local TV news covered the story and their “15 minutes of fame” were over in their first days of life.
My son and niece were born on the same day, May 24, 1970 in the same hospital and delivered by the same doctor (both my sister and ex-wife used the same ob-gyn). My niece is an hour older. Both 45 year olds are doing fine (lol).