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. @bambam

    We know. We all know. Joe Mama Angie Daddy told us. So?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. zami

    Back to the story of the twins, Madisen and Aiden: Interesting that an anagram of her name is "Ms Aiden".

    January 3, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. James

    I just don't know what to do about it. Why doesn't CNN make you log in? I'm tired of this person going around uunder my name, making it look like I sympathize with gay people. its very offending.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ed Bailey

    God I didn't think Arkansas had that many intellectuals! Or maybe yall are from Utah.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. James

    How can they even claim to moderate these blogs?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chuck

    If you've been around for long, the regulars know your style of posting and will ignore the trolls.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bill

    @Ed Bailey well larry the cable guy has his own on the history channel now, so who knows?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |

    the political stuff and name hackers kinda make it lame...

    the posting here i thought is for smart quips..

    January 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ichi

    Not really unusual. I've heard this story before.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @ichi


    January 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @Uh...

    It doesn't *sigh*

    January 3, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @Dan

    Using the mobile, LOL.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dan

    Know one here knows whatthe reply button is. You all scream at each other and there is no context by which to follow along. Amazing.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @Dan

    Mobile doesn't have a reply button. Just a submit comment button. Maybe everyone is using mobile phones tonight, idk.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. marty

    Why can't we stick to the topic? Why do you have to be so foul talking? Ok new parents of twins......I'm sure you'll regret your decision someday. Those poor kids will have enough confusion just getting thru kindergarten without having to explain the stupidity of their parents.......geeze.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
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