Jackson Blue

Jackson Blue

That’s not a headline you read every day, huh? Life’s surprises keep things fun so let’s get into this story. By the way the twins in that picture are Barbara and Jeri Howland and they have nothing to do with this story.

  • WHO?

    Twins Lydia and Timothy Ridgeway were born to Rachel and Philip Ridgeway on October 31st.

  • HOW are the babies 30 years old?

    They were born from an embryo frozen in April of 1992. At that time Philip, their father, was just 5 years old. Cue the Twilight Zone theme in your head.

  • Does that set some sort of record?

    Yes. The twins surpassed the previous longest-frozen embryo record of 27 years set by¬†Molly Gibson, who was born in 2020. Molly is now 2……. and 29.

  • Want to see some news coverage to lay some eyes on the 30-year-old babies?

  • Can the babies legally vote?

    No. Not yet. They can’t drink alcohol either (babies should never drink alcohol BTW) or do scratch tickets.

  • One of the 30-year-old-twins IS married already though.

    Just kidding. They’re babies!

  • The rest of the story...

    The frozen embryo sat in storage for almost 30 years at a fertility lab until 2007 when the couple who created the embryos donated them to the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Rachel and Philip received the embryo and are now happy parents to children aged 8, 6, 3, 2, and now a pair of 30-year-old newborn twins. Hopefully that’ll be good enough to get them a “skip the kids table” pass ahead of their older but much younger siblings.

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