The twins, named Jose Ervin III and A-ria Ervin, are fraternal twins who were born one minute apart, weighing just over 5 pounds, at the Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Ohio, according to the Independent.
The hospital shared the news on its Instagram page: “What are the odds?! Mom, Dad, and their newborn twins all share the same birthday today! A-ria and José were each born just over five pounds at Hillcrest Hospital. Congratulations to Scierra and José on their sweet, healthy babies!”
According to Fox10, Ervin explained that the twins were not scheduled to be induced and were expected to arrive later in the month. However, on August 17, Blair began experiencing the onset of labor. During the medical evaluation, it was determined that one of the babies was in a breached position, which led the doctors to recommend a cesarean section for the safest delivery.
Ervin expressed his desire to have the twins born on August 18, which coincided with their shared birthday. He requested that Blair delay the scheduled cesarean section to make this possible.
“They were going to bring them in on August 17, so we said, ‘Let’s just wait until midnight’,” the 31-year-old father shared with WABI5 News.
Initially, Blair had some hesitation about the idea, but eventually, she changed her mind and agreed to the plan. As a result, the twins were born via cesarean section on August 18, allowing their birthdate to align with their parents’ special day.
“It was very unique, and it’s a blessing, honestly. I didn’t know what I was going to be doing for my birthday. I just said I wanted a good gift, and God sent me my kids on my birthday,” Jose remarked.