Twins born in separate years, by parents' choice
January 3rd, 2011
07:08 PM ET

Twins born in separate years, by parents' choice

If Madisen Carin Lewis ever starts teasing her twin brother by claiming to be a calendar year older than him, the boy will have his parents and his mother's doctor to blame.

The twins were intentionally delivered on different sides of the 2010/2011 divide by cesarean section in a Rockford, Illinois, hospital after a complication led a doctor to determine they needed to be born a month early, CNN affiliate WREX reported.

Madisen was born with one minute left in 2010 on Friday night, and her brother, Aiden Everette Lewis, was delivered seconds after midnight.

Their due date was January 28, but a doctor recommended an early C-section because of the complication, WREX reported. That gave the parents, Ashley Fansler and Brandon Lewis, the opportunity to choose to deliver the babies in different years.

"[The doctor] said, 'You know, if we wanted to deliver one this year and then one next year, we could do that if … everything is open," Brandon Lewis told WREX. "We decided to do it that way, and everything worked out."

Aiden was Rockford's first baby born in 2011, the Rockford Register Star reported.

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  1. stp742

    They missed out on the personal exemption, child tax credit, the child and dependent care tax credit, and the earned income tax credit for 2010 for that kid. Anything for their 15 minutes of fame.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Me

    Shouldn't birth decisions be based on the child's well being instead of the parents' desire to be a novelty? No legitimate doctor should go along with such schemes.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kandice

    This ought to be a huge mess for insurance! Good luck with all the deductible issues this will bring.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    the last three words are pointless, the first three are correct.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    your post has only 5 letter words max.. cept his name

    January 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lauren

    So the word "letters" has only five letters?

    January 4, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. gummyballz

    umm, you are an idiot.... did you not read the article? it was about a planed birth, not politics.. and besides that, you are a bigger idiot 'cuss what you said didnt make any sense. those people have the doctors who put countless hours in to education through dedication, to thank. I doubt her doctors or nurses would appriciate you giving credit to a polotician.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Uh...

    Context? What does this have to do with anything?

    January 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan

    Does anyone on this thread know what the "reply" button is? You're all screaming at each other and there is no context for your arguments. LOL

    January 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. T3chsupport

    Yeah, y'know. It's like that dark rye bread with the white swirly in it.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. holysh!t_its2011

    what? mixed bread? oh mixed breed? u idiot

    January 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. johnjones

    What the heck is a "duncle"? Does that mean you thought it was your uncle, but it's your dad? LOL

    January 3, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cerista

    What the hell does being from the South have to do with your atrocious spelling and grammar skills?

    January 4, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. someredneck

    Well, he is from the south... from the "more people than teeth" part of the south.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. jasdk

    oh wow happens quite a bit

    January 4, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
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