Identical twin sisters give birth hours apart in adjacent rooms
They were born together. They grew up together. They both found men named William.
And now two identical twins have given birth to their own babies at the same Massachusetts hospital only hours apart.
Rachel McGeoch and Beccy Pistone, 34, learned earlier this year that their due dates would be close and joked about the possibility of welcoming additions to the families at the same.
McGeoch told the Daily News by phone that she was scheduled to give birth at the beginning of August, but began making worried phone calls to her longest friend after she was induced nearly two weeks later and saw little progress.
Pistone had originally planned on giving birth near her home on Cape Cod, but sprang into action and drove to Cambridge to be with her sister after the induction on August 13.
“We were always super close and went through life doing it together,” McGeoch said.
She began making progress soon after her sister arrived and saw her the afternoon of Aug, 15, though the relief soon doubled and Pistone went into labor less than two hours later and was placed in the room next door.
McGeoch (front left) said that the babies are more like their dads William Bubenicek (back left) and William “Todd” Pistone (back right).
“Beccy was banging on the wall from the other room cheering us on,” said McGeoch’s fiancé Bill Bubenicek, who ran back and forth between the two rooms.
He and McGeoch’s first child William Charles Bubenicek was born at 10:40 p.m. that night, with Pistone beginning her own delivery the next afternoon after a visit from her sister and new nephew inspired her through labor difficulties.
Pistone and her husband William “Todd” Pistone welcomed Andi Pistone at 6:54 p.m., according to Mount Auburn Hospital.
The new babies are not as in-sync as their mothers, however, with McGeoch saying that Andi sleeps all the time and William is “wide awake.”
“I think they are both a lot like their dads,” she said.