LIBERTY, Mo. — A Missouri man became the proud father of twin baby girls, and not only is he also a twin, but his daughters were 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 Johnson 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 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 Johnson said. “So I called him, and I said, ‘Happy birthday! Your twins are coming.'”
“I actually think my sister was even more excited,” Kody Johnson said. “She started crying when I called her on the way to the hospital.”
Adalee and Kaelyn Johnson were born Oct. 16, exactly 26 years after their dad and aunt were born. At a week old, 7-pound, 2-ounce Kaelyn and 6-pound, 1-ounce Adalee were back home. Aunt Kierstin quickly came to town to visit.
“She calls me every day, tries to get me to send pictures nonstop,” Kody Johnson said.
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 one in 250 births, it would appear the odds of a twin having twins on his birthday are approximately one in 22,875,000.
Mom and dad seemed to be quickly 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 Johnson 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 Johnson, 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,” he said. “I didn’t think it would happen to me.”
The odds of his sister also having twins on her birthday would be a little more than one in two trillion.