Delano Regional Medical Centre has stated that Joaquin was the last baby born in Kern County in 2017, with his younger sister Aitana named the first baby born in Kern County in 2018. The second twin, a girl, was born 12:16 a.m. Monday, weighing in at 4 pounds 10 ounces, and about 16 inches.
Aitana was slightly breeched and had to be delivered via caesarean section.
The hospital wrote on Facebook that it was "honored to play a significant role in this 2018 New Year delivery of baby twins" and thanked the "dedicated" hospital staff.
The unlikely event of a birth like this also gifted their parents the chance to take home more than $3,000 worth of baby supplies that were donated to the hospital by local community groups.
Maria Flores' son was born just before midnight on New Year's Eve.
But these twins are going to miss out on both as they were born in different years, months and days; even though they are just twenty minutes apart. Neither day, nor month, and not the year either, for sure! Maria Rios was originally due on January 27.
The timing of the birth cam as an extra surprise, as the twins weren't due for another three weeks.
It was therefore quite a shock when she went into labour on New Year's Eve.
However, when Joaquin was delivered at 11.58pm on December 31, she and her husband Joaquin suspected that there was a possibility that their twins would be celebrating separate birthdays.