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Meet the mother and daughter who gave birth on the same day

Posted at 1:21 PM, Nov 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-14 13:23:32-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A mother and daughter from Florida who both went into labor on the same day are now resting at home with their new babies.

"We're sitting here and we're both looking at each other going, 'We have babies,'" Heather Penticoff told WBBH.

Penticoff and her daughter Destinee Martin found out they were both pregnant on the same day.

"I knew that they were trying and wanting another baby, but to find out the same day was just like, 'Wow,'" said Martin.

Martin admits she wasn't thrilled when she found out about her mom's pregnancy. But, she says the nine-month journey has already brought them closer.

"Going through the pregnancy and now having her here to help me is a lot nicer than if it wouldn't have went that way," said Martin.

But, they didn't expect to have the same due date.

Mother, Daughter Give Birth on Same Day

"It's not really something you ever want or think could happen," said Martin.

On Monday, 20-year-old Martin and 40-year-old Penticoff went to the hospital -- where baby girl Madeline and baby boy Damien were born--  just 2 hours and 46 minutes apart.

"You couldn't try to plan this," said Penticoff.

On Thursday, all four are under the same roof for the first time -- Damien in one room and his aunt Madeline just across the hall.

"We're blessed and we wouldn't change a thing," said Penticoff.