In an incredible coincidence, nine labour unit nurses who were pregnant at the same time have now given birth- and boy are their babies cute!
The expectant nurses all work together in the labor unit at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. They made headlines several months ago for their super close due dates- all the women were expected to give birth sometime between April and July.
One of the nurses, Erin Grenier, told CNN that they could barely believe it when they all had pregnancy announcement back-to-back. "After each one of us started to say, 'We're pregnant,' I think it was a happier kind of announcement each time, and we're all there for each other," she revealed.
The hospital announced the exciting news via their social media page in March, which featured a photo of eight of the nine expecting mamas. The post eventually went viral, as people couldn’t stop remarking on what an insane coincidence it happened to be.
Now that the babies have all arrived, the new moms have posted for even more adorable photos, which have also understandably gone viral. The moms and their mini-me’s, whose ages range from three months to three weeks, got together on Augusts 8th to pose for a group photo with photographer Carly Murray.
Though the nurses were all friends before their pregnancies, going through the experience together has made them ever closer. "We check in with each other daily, even if it's at 3 a.m.," one of the new moms, Lonnie Soucie, explained. "I hope someday these babies know just how special the work their mamas do is.”
One of the other nurses, Amanda Spear, added that it was comforting going through the pregnancy process with her co-workers. And now that they’re all new moms, it’s amazing being able to support each other and turn to one another for advice.
"It is really nice coming to work and seeing other people who are just as pregnant watching their bellies pop and just talking about these experiences that we are going through together," she explained.
Lonnie added that the mamas are already making plans for playdates. It’s no doubt that these little ones will grow up together! "We plan to have many play dates for our babies," she said. "The next one is already planned."
Given how famous these nine babies already are, we hope that the hospital keeps giving us updates about how they’re doing. It’ll be incredible for these mothers and co-workers to watch their little ones grow up together and rely on one another through all the challenges motherhood brings.