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Meet the sisters who gave birth 24 hours apart

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Roma sisters Samantha (left) and Kirralee (right) Gilliland weren't expecting to deliver 24 hours apart at Roma Hospital. Photo Blake Antrobus / Western Star
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Roma sisters Samantha (left) and Kirralee (right) Gilliland weren't expecting to deliver 24 hours apart at Roma Hospital. Photo Blake Antrobus / Western Star Blake Antrobus

SAMANTHA Gilliland wasn't expecting to deliver her baby around the same time as her sister Kerrilee, but all that changed last Friday.

The Roma sisters went into labour only 24 hours apart, with Samantha delivering her baby on Friday at 9.35am, and Kerrilee at 9.15pm on Saturday.

Samantha had opted to deliver via C-section, after she found out that her baby would arrive close to the same time as Kerrilee on October 30.

"I opted for a C-section so we wouldn't be delivering at the same time," she said.

"But that evidently did not go according to plan."

Kerrilee's waters broke only 24 hours after her sister had the operation, and needed to be rushed to hospital.

"My partner kept on jinxing it, saying that the baby was coming soon," Kerrilee said.

"But it was all really strange the night it actually happened; I sneezed and my waters suddenly broke."

"So when this event happened, he just dropped everything and said 'Oh crap'."

Both sisters are nevertheless overwhelmed by the event, and are just happy that their babies are healthy.

"We're overwhelmed by the whole thing, but it was just a bit surprising that our plans went like this," Kerrilee said.

For Samantha, the birth of Jai gives her daughter Brittany, 2, a baby brother.

Kerrilee's girl Bobbi is her first child and the youngest member of the family.

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