Inseparable siblings, whose sons were delivered by the same midwife, become first-time fathers within HOURS of one another at the same hospital. After learning that their spouses were pregnant last summer, Redditch, Worcestershire residents George Robinson, 30, and Joe Robinson, 27, began making jokes about who would become a father first. The brothers were shocked, however, when both babies were delivered by midwife Ami Turner at Worcestershire Royal Hospital just over two hours apart on the same day that their parents went into labour.
On April 18, at 3:48 p.m., Joe’s wife Ellie, 27, gave birth to 7lb 3oz Reginald, who was born five days early, while Hayley Bocking, 26, George’s fiancée, delivered 8lb 3oz Oliver via C-section at 6:05 p.m.
We always joked about becoming fathers on the same day, but we never imagined it would actually happen, according to George.
Reginald wasn’t scheduled to arrive for another week, but it was clear he was eager to meet his cousin.
You don’t hear people say things like that every day. You don’t anticipate it happening.
“It’s interesting how it’s all turned out,” said Joe, “since Joe and I both found out we were going to be parents at the same time during a family party last year when we both revealed the news.”