TWO sisters-in-law who were due to have their babies just one day apart gave birth to two healthy baby boys on April 4.

It was an eventful and exciting week for the Robinson family from Melksham when sisters-in-law Rebecca and Connie gave birth to their sons just 21 hours apart.

Connie and husband Josh’s son Beau was born at 12.50am weighing 7lbs 1oz. He is their second child and brother to two-year-old son Arlo.

Later that day Rebecca and husband Miles’ son George arrived at 9.09pm weighing 7lbs 8oz and is baby number three following six-year-old Harry and two-year-old Ava.

The babies were expected to be born at Trowbridge Hospital but both Rebecca and Connie were transferred to Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

Both Beau and George are now settling in at home and have already had several play dates with their cousins.

Rebecca, who works as a deputy head of English at Devizes School said: “It really was a very hectic week for the Robinson family.

“Although I was due on April 2 and Connie was due on April 3, we had joked about us giving birth on the same day, but we were still so surprised when it actually happened.

“We got a call saying Connie had given birth to our nephew Beau and we had to say we may not make it to meet him as my waters had broken.”

Josh said: “We couldn’t believe the boys came on the same day, although we had spoken about it before.

“As the boys grow up their birthdays will be very fun.”

Even throughout the pregnancies, Rebecca and Connie noticed some similarities.

Connie, who works as a hairdresser in Trowbridge said: “At one point we did both have a craving for oranges for some reason, which was quite funny, we ate loads between us. Then later on we had a real taste for sweets.

“It was so lovely to go through the whole pregnancy and birth with someone who is at the exact same stage.”

Rebecca said: “Having a play mate of the same age will be lovely as they grow up.”