Twins Born In Different Years At Duke Hospital

A Burlington couple are the proud parents of twins born in different years.

Christy and Marlin Alston gave birth to a boy at 11:58 p.m. Friday, and his twin sister was born two minutes later -- just after the stoke of midnight in 2011 at Duke Hospital.

Marlin Alston says he got the best of both worlds. His daughter Alisha was the first baby of 2011 and his son Ashton will qualify for a $1,000 tax credit on the couple's 2010 tax return.

The babies were several weeks premature, but their father says they are getting along fine. He says their mother is tired, but happy.


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  • by Cindy on Jan 10, 2011 at 01:59 AM
    So...they have different birthdays?
  • by Anonymous Location: enc on Jan 3, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    These babies are amazing. Hold them tight and love them all you can. My baby is 15yrs, yes he is still my baby. You will never forget this not just for how unique it is,but because of the love your children will fill you with and mom when a woman complains about being in labor for 2 days just tell them try being in labor 2 yrs. Enjoy those babies.
  • by pam on Jan 2, 2011 at 07:05 PM
    i have twins myself. this is an amazing story...one that will always be talked about. Congratulations and be prepared. the excitement just keeps getting better when you have twins...oh does it ever! they are precious.
  • by Kimberly Location: williamston on Jan 2, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    awwwwwwwwww god bless them soooooooooo kute!!!!!
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Jan 2, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    When my son was born, I finally found out that there is nothing better in this world than a baby. It's like waking up every day with a new Christmas present!! The absolute best time of my life until he hit about 13 and then.....well you can just about imagine.
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Jan 1, 2011 at 10:34 PM
    They are so cute! Yes, Maureen, they are truly unique! Being born in 2 different decades is unusual! Congrats to the lucky couple!!
  • by Mom of 2 Location: Greenville on Jan 1, 2011 at 08:23 PM
    Great pix of the beautiful sleeping babies! Congrats & best wishes!
  • by Ashley Location: Washington on Jan 1, 2011 at 08:07 PM
    This is So Neat!!! Congratulations!!!!!!
  • by Mommy 2 Be Location: NC on Jan 1, 2011 at 05:26 PM
    Congrats!!..My due date is/was today 1/1/11 but my little one must not be ready yet but I just can hardly wait!!
  • by Mom of 3 Location: ENC on Jan 1, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    Congratulations to the parents. May you have many blessings in 2011.
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