Waterford twins set for Guinness Book of Records – after they were born 87 days apart
Mum Maria is so proud of her little fighters Amy and Katie
“What immediately struck us was that Amy takes after my side of the family and Katie takes after Chris’s.
“Two hours later we reunited the twins. Amy was still in her incubator and they put Katie’s cot beside it.
“The nurse took Katie and put her in the incubator, facing her sister as they slept and Amy immediately smiled. There was no doubt that they recognised each other.”
Dad Chris caused quite a commotion when he went to register the births.
Mum Maria added: “It caused a stir. Their certificates say, ‘Amy Elliott, Twin One, date of birth 1 June and Katie Elliott, Twin Two, date of birth 27 August’.”
The paper says Katie was taken home at five days old and Amy followed her seven weeks later on October 16, joining Chris and Maria’s two other children – Olivia, 13, and Jack, 11.
Dad Chris said: “I never lost hope even in the darkest moments. The medical team did an incredible job.”
Maria concluded: “I’m so honoured to have had these two girls that are so special. For all of us to be here, could I be any luckier?”
Guinness World Records spokesman Damian Field said: “If the claim of 87 days between the birth of the twins is substantiated they will break the world record.”
The existing record is held by Peggy Lynn of Pennsylvania, with a gap of 84 days between births.
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