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Volume 3 February 2012 

American Indian Twins Born in Separate Years are Home and Doing Well
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A Look of Love on Mother's Face

South Dakota: Jolene Anthony, Lakota Sioux, was due to deliver her babies on January 20. In the twins' best interests, however, her doctor planned to induce labor around January 6.

Twins and Proud Father John AnthonyBut Jolene and the doctor failed to clear it with the twins.

On December 31, "my husband called me from work to inquire how I was feeling," Anthony said.  "I told him I was in quite a bit of pain. So, we went to see the doctor. He told me I would have the babies that day."

Kylee Kim was born at 11:59 pm -- the last baby born in 2011 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Her twin, John Joseph, was the first baby born in 2012. He arrived at 12:03 pm. 

“When Kylee was born first, the nurses and staff were all clapping. I thought, 'okay,' I can go on pushing so the next one would be born,” Jolene said. “Then our son was born.”

Both babies are healthy and are now home.

"Everything checked out great. Now they are home and we are feeding them every three hours," said the proud father, John Anthony,  26. "The babies are famous in this town. The journalists kept coming to the hospital. It is nice to be home."

Kylee Kim Anthony
11:59 pm
December 31, 2011

John Joseph Anthony
12:03 am
January 1, 2012

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