New Year's babies: Shreveport-Bossier's first birth of 2016 brings twins
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport's first baby of the new year has company: A twin sister born 1 minute later.
Sarah Campbell was born at 12:37 a.m. at University Health, weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces, 16.5 inches long. Her slightly younger sister, Saria, arrived at 12:38 a.m., weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces, 18.5 inches long.
The identical twins join 4 older siblings, one of whom was also born on New Year's Day, 7 years ago. That daughter was the second baby born in Shreveport in 2008.
Mom Sharonica Campbell says a scratch on one of the girl's noses helps her tell them apart right now, but she plans to paint their toenails different colors to make sure there are no mix-ups moving forward.
Campbell says twins run in her family.
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