Girls Hold the Title of the Longest Interval Between the Birth of Twins

Katie and Amy Elliott were born a staggering 87 days apart, entering the record books as the longest interval between the birth of twins. Amy was born on June 1, 2012 and was 4 months premature, weighing in at a little more than a pound. After her mother, Maria Elliott, stopped having contractions, doctors decided to take their chances, leaving sister Katie to grow in the womb. There was a period when Maria wasn’t sure if either of her twin daughters would make it, but Amy began to thrive, and 87 days later on August 27, 2012, Katie made her entrance into the world, weighing a respectable 6 pounds. Maria and her husband Chris took Katie home 5 days later, but Amy would remain in the NICU for another 7 weeks. After a year, Amy overtook Katie in her development. Today, they are happy, healthy 12-year-olds who have the best of both worlds — they are twins, but they each get to be the center of their own birthday parties.