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October 26, 2013

Oh Baby! Union County twins remain totally in sync

LEWISBURG — Looking at their newborns, Alexandrea Condon looked at her sister’s baby.
“Yours makes more faces than mine!” she said.
Her sister, Addison Firman, looked at her.
“Is that normal?”
The sisters are fraternal twins, but claim to be nothing alike. However, their lives continued to intersect Thursday when the twins both gave birth to baby boys at Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg - in adjoining rooms, of course.

“I just thought, ‘What are the chances?’” said Addison’s husband, Benjamin Firman. “We started joking about a TV show.”
The girls, born on March 26, 1989, learned they were pregnant on the same day, something that made Condon - who already has two little boys - relieved when she found out, knowing that Addison had been trying for a child.
“She called me and said, ‘I have a secret to tell you; I’m pregnant,’” Condon said. “I said ‘Thank God! Me too!’”
Their due dates were five days apart, something Firman said was exciting.
“We always said growing up, that we were going to get pregnant together,” she said. 
The girls just had know idea they would be giving birth on the exact same day.
Due to complications, Firman arrived at Evangelical on Monday and was preinduced Tuesday. She said at one point as she was resting during the 36 hours of labor she thought she dreamed hearing that her sister was also in labor.
“I told my mom that I had a dream Alex’s water broke,” she said. “She said, ‘Oh that’s not a dream.’”
Condon, of Lewisburg, ended up giving birth after a Cesarean Section at 7:45 a.m. Thursday to Peyton Swineford, who was 5 pounds, 14 ounces, according to proud father Scott Swineford.
With just 10 minutes left in the day, Firman, of White Deer, ended up giving birth to Hudson Firman, weighing in at 6 pounds and 6 1/2 ounces, after an emergency Cesarean Section, she said.

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