Greenfield Twin Born at Midnight at Natividad is Monterey County’s First Birth of 2022
- January 1, 2022
Big Brother Born 15 Minutes Earlier in 2021
Greenfield twins Aylin and Alfredo Trujillo were born just 15 minutes apart, but what makes their birth so rare is that they were born on different days, months and years.
Aylin Yolanda Trujillo entered the world exactly at midnight on Sunday, Jan. 1, making her the first baby born at Natividad Medical Center and in Monterey County in 2022. Her twin brother, Alfredo Antonio Trujillo, delivered first at 11:45 pm on Dec. 31, 2021.
Aylin weighed in at 5 pounds, 14 ounces, while big brother Alfredo weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.
There are about 120,000 twin births in the U.S. every year, making up just over 3% of all births. However, twins with different birthdays are rare, and some estimate the chance of twins being born in different years as one in 2 million.
“It’s crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays,” mom Fatima Madrigal said. “I was surprised and happy that she arrived at midnight.”
The fraternal twins join three older siblings, two girls and a boy. Madrigal said her oldest son was excited that one of the babies was a boy and that her family can’t wait to meet them.
“This was definitely one of the most memorable deliveries of my career,” said Dr. Ana Abril Arias, a family doctor at Natividad Medical Group and faculty at Natividad. “It was an absolute pleasure to help these little ones arrive here safely in 2021 and 2022. What an amazing way to start the New Year!”