When Maria and Chris Jones-Elliot learned they were having twin girls, they were overjoyed. They were anticipating the arrival of two younger sisters at once because they already had an older son and daughter.
The names Amy and Katie were predetermined by the couple for the girls. Although the twins were due to arrive in September, things didn’t go according to schedule. Being in her 24th week of pregnancy at the end of May, Maria sensed that she would give birth soon. She went to the closest clinic, where she gave birth to her daughter Amy on June 1.
Despite being born early, the infant felt perfectly normal considering that she barely weighed 540 grams. But her sister took her time giving birth. The mother’s unique physical characteristics allowed her to continue to wait for her term.
Only 87 days after her twin sister’s birth, on August 27, 2012, Maria gave birth to Katie. Katie was about 44 cm tall and weighed 2550 kilos.
At practically the same time, the twins were given permission to return home. Although Amy had gained a lot of weight by that point, she was still visibly smaller than her sister.
The girls, whose births were separated by over 3 months, instantly caught the interest of journalists. Additionally, they broke a world record, which the Guinness Book of Records officials noted.
Even though Amy and Kathy are twins, they have two birthdays. And in each of them, both girls receive congratulations and gifts.
By the age of a year, Amy had practically caught up with her younger sister in development. The twins became very similar to each other in appearance, but the characters of the girls appeared completely different.
Now Amy is already 8 years old, and Katie is only 7, but she will celebrate her birthday soon and catch up with her sister. The twin girls are already preparing to enter the second grade of elementary school this year. They learn very well and help each other in everything.
The girls’ names are written on their schoolbags to make it easier for classmates and teachers to tell them apart. But parents can easily find many differences among their daughters, who were born with a difference of 87 days.