Twins don't always have the same birthday

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Angela and Gary Summers hold newborn twins Harper and Austin.

WAYNESBORO — Harper and Austin Summers will share many things as they grow up, but a birthday is not one of them. Harper was born on Dec. 21 at 11:33 p.m., and her twin brother Austin was born on Dec. 22 at 12:08 a.m.

When their mother, Angela Summers, went into labor, she said it was never even a thought that her twins would be born on different days, but as the clock ticked closer to midnight, those around her became more aware of what was about to happen, especially Certified Nurse Midwife Jackie Sullivan.

Believe it or not, just eight days earlier, Sullivan delivered another set of twins, who also were born on different days. In that case, they were born on Dec. 13 at 11:38 p.m. and Dec. 14 at midnight.

We joked during the day with both sets of parents about how funny it would be if each were born on different days. And then as the night progressed, we realized it was going to happen,” Sullivan said.

It was such a fun experience and both couples were super sweet,” she said. “I just feel blessed that I was able to be involved with both of their deliveries.”