"It's that magical twin connection I suppose," Sarah Mariuz tells People. "There have just been certain things in our life where things just match up—it's odd." Though even Mariuz must have been a little surprised when both she and her twin sister, Leah Rodgers, gave birth to their first children at the exact same time last week. Today reports Rodgers gave birth to a baby boy at 1:18am last Thursday in Denver; Mariuz a baby girl an hour later at 1:18am in La Jolla, Calif. "It's a really cool thing to be able to share," Rodgers tells People. "The adventure will only continue as our babies share the same birthday like we did. We can't wait for them to grow up together."
The sisters didn't plan on starting families at the same time but ended up getting pregnant in near succession regardless. Rodgers says she knew Mariuz was pregnant before she even told her. “I had this crazy twin intuition—I call it my 'twintuition'—and I knew she was pregnant, too," she tells Today. Their due dates were only four days apart. “There’s another connection at the twin level,” Rodgers says. It certainly seems that way. (Read more uplifting news stories.)