Sisters Shari and Simone Cumberbatch share an inseparable bond, and their brand new baby daughters Hailey and Liberty will also, apparently due to fate.
Two sisters welcomed babies on the very same day as the 70th birthday of their father.
The sweet coincidence occurred on July 3 at the Rockville Centre’s Mercy Medical Center when Simone Cumberbatch had her scheduled cesarean section. Hours before, the younger sister Shari, happened to go into labor.
“I had a scheduled C-section, so I knew that I was going to give birth on the third, but we didn’t know she was going to give birth on the same day,” Simone Cumberbatch said.
Simone Cumberbatch gave birth to a girl, Liberty, at 5:30 p.m.
Liberty’s cousin, a girl called Hailey, arrived at 12:57 p.m. earlier that afternoon.
It was not until mid-July that both sisters were due to give birth. Simone Cumberbatch, however, chose July 3 to have her C-section so that her father could share a birthday with his grandchild.
Elmo Cumberbatch, now a grandfather to three girls, has a lot to celebrate—telling Mercy Medical Center he’s excited about buying the presents for the children.
Dr. Jahanshah Seraji, who delivered both babies, claims this is the first time he’s seen such a rare miracle, “I have the most rewarding, but the hardest job in the world. Moments like this make it all worthwhile.”