GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The first babies of the new decade born at Greenville Memorial Hospital are twins!
The twins arrived around 30 minutes past midnight, with baby girl Kaia beating out her brother Kaison by eight minutes to be first.
Twins Kaia and Kaison were not just the first babies born at Greenville Memorial Hospital, but were the first for all Prisma Health Hospitals in the Upstate in 2020.
The parents are already seeing double in 2020 as they welcomed the two healthy babies to their family just half an hour after the ball dropped.
“I’m feeling good and I’m pretty excited,” Destoni Davenport said.
Davenport is the woman who gave birth to the first and second babies of the new year at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Kaia Elise and Kaison Ellington were delivered shortly after their parents shared a kiss on the first day of the new decade.
The 2020 twins were born about two weeks early and just eight minutes apart.
“Girl and a boy, just knocked it out in one shot,” the babies’ father Quay Norris said.
And while twins run in her family, Davenport said she has a feeling, this year, she’s going to have her hands full.
“Crazy but happy at the same time,” she said. “Because, now, it’s going to be a learning experience. Learning how to deal with twins.”
But she told 7 News she’s ready for the challenge.
“I love being a mom. I’m very motherly. I’ve always seen myself having more than three kids,” she said.
The twins’ parents said they have a lot they’re excited about this year and many years to follow.
“Dressing them alike and going places all together,” Davenport said.
“I’m looking forward to playing basketball with my son and keeping the boys off my daughter,” Norris said.
The couple said their New Year’s resolutions now revolve around two new tiny humans.
“Make sure my kids grow up healthy and happy,” Norris said.
“Make sure they do in life what they really want to do,” Davenport said. “Just make sure that whatever you do is what is going to make you happy.”
And when 7 News asked what it’s like having their kids on TV, both parents laughed.
“Hopefully, they don’t let it get to their heads in the future, but I think it’s a good start,” Norris said. “It’s a sign of things to come.”
The twins’ parents told 7 News they will be going home to an older sister who is super excited to meet her new siblings.
7 News’ reporter Scottie Kay, who covered this story, has a twin brother herself.