Mom, Daughter Give Birth Same Day, Same Hospital
Heather Penticoff, Destinee Martin found out they were pregnant on same day, too
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2014 3:30 PM CST
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(Newser) – It was remarkable enough that Heather Penticoff found out she was pregnant the same day her daughter, Destinee Martin, did. Then doctors gave them the same due date—which, as most people know, isn't an exact science. But they did indeed give birth on the same day, both at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., after they had to be induced separately for different medical reasons on Tuesday, the AP reports. First came Penticoff's new daughter, Madeline (also now Martin's new sister), followed by Martin's son, Damien (Penticoff's grandson), almost three hours later. "This is something that you can't plan," Penticoff tells WZVN. "This is something God sets in motion, and you just roll with the punches."

Both babies were the picture of healthy heft—Madeline weighed in at 8 pounds 15 ounces, Damien at 7 pounds 9 ounces—and Penticoff (said to be 40 by the Daily Mail) and Martin (reportedly 20) are ecstatic over their coincidental cuties. "To have my mom going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever," Martin tells WZVN, while Penticoff brings up a more practical fringe benefit: "It's like having twins without carrying twins." Now it's time for little Madeline to get to know her nephew Damien, and they'll have family experience to drawn upon: Martin has two aunts and an uncle who are younger than her. (These sisters also shared a "surreal" pregnancy coincidence.)
 

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