What Are the Odds? Twin Has Twin Daughters Born on His Birthday

By Wire Service Content

LIBERTY, Missouri (WDAF)—A Liberty man is the proud father of twin baby girls. And not only is he also a twin, but his daughters were also born on his birthday.

Kody Johnson and his twin sister Kierstin were born Oct. 16, 1993. Kody married his wife Laken, and she got pregnant this year.

“For some reason as a kid and getting older, I just always wanted twins, but you don’t think that dream is going to come true,” Laken said.

She said she had a feeling she was having twins before an ultrasound confirmed her premonition.

The babies were due in November. The couple planned to go to dinner and a movie last week to celebrate Kody’s birthday after Laken’s doctor’s appointment.

“The doctor came in, and he’s like, ‘I’m 90% sure you are having these babies today,'” Laken said. “So I called him, and I said, ‘Happy birthday, your twins are coming.'”

“I actually think my sister was even more excited. She started crying when I called her on the way to the hospital,” Kody said.

Adalee and Kaelyn Johnson were born Oct. 16, exactly 26 years after their dad and aunt were born.

Now a week old, 7-pound, 2-ounce Kaelyn and 6-pound, 1-ounce Adalee are back home. Aunt Kierstin has already come to town to visit.

“She calls me every day tries to get me to send pictures nonstop,” Kody said.

And Kody and Kierstin posed for the photo that’s hard to believe, two sets of twins born on the same date. With the chance of twins being about 1 in 250 births, it would appear the odds of a twin having twins on his birthday are approximately 1 in 22,875,000.

WDAF Twin Has Twins
Kody Johnson and his twin sister Kierstin. (Courtesy of WDAF)

Now a week old, mom and dad seem to be adjusting to life as parents of twins.

“We’ve got our little system down, or trying to get down, but I haven’t quite figured out how to feed them at the same time yet,” Laken said.

Of course, advice on raising twins is just a phone call away: Kody’s parents.

“They just said it was going to be a lot of work, which we don’t know any different,” said Kody, a first-time parent.

Kody would still like to have a boy, but maybe he could settle for being an uncle to one or two if his sister has kids. But what if they were also born Oct. 16?

“That would be the craziest thing ever, but I guess it could happen. I didn’t think it would happen to me,” he said.

The odds of his sister also having twins on her birthday would be a little more than 1 in 2 trillion.

One-In-A-Million Twins Born With Different Skin Colors

A couple welcomed twin babies that doctors have described as a one-in-a-million occurrence.

Rebecca Horton and Curtis Martin had twins Kendall and Baylee, the Daily Mail reported. One sister has dark skin and the other has white skin.

The effect is so striking that Martin said it’s difficult to believe.

“When they were born, we kept staring at both of them—we couldn’t believe it,” Horton also told the Mail.

“It was a lovely feeling and a big shock,” the UK woman said. “One thing I know for sure is that family and friends won’t ever struggle to tell them apart.”

The Mail reported that Martin is half-Jamaican and Horton is white.

Horton said she hopes the two will appreciate their looks when they get older.

She added: “It will be something really special for them. It’s part of their identity and we feel very lucky to have them.”

Allan Pacey, a Sheffield University fertility doctor, explained to The Mail that the contrasting skin colors are caused by how the parents’ genes are changed before being passed on.

“This shuffling has created something that is completely unexpected and throws us but it is just nature’s way of making us diverse,” Pacey said.

Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

2019 CNN Trademark