Spring Hill twins born in different years

By Sara Belsole, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2017, 6:23 PM EST

The Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill welcomed its last baby of 2016 and its first baby of 2017. 

  • Twins born at Oak Hill Hospital in different years
  • Yuliana and Zayne, a girl and boy, born 18 minutes apart

Twins Yuliana and Zayne were born 18 minutes apart. 

"I wasn't expecting it. I always though they would be born on the same day, but apparently not," said mom Geraldine Alexander. 

Alexander welcomed her baby girl, Yuliana, at 11:43 p.m. Dec. 31, 2016 and her baby boy, Zayne, at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2017. 

"He was so stubborn, he didn't want to come out. So I guess he decided to wait," she said. 

Yuliana weighed 7 pounds even, and Zayne weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. 

Although Alexander has her hands full juggling two babies, the new mom said she already has figured out how to celebrate future birthdays. 

"Every other year, I will probably do both of their birthdays on one day, and then do it the next year on the other day," she said.