Spotlight on sisters Samantha, Savannah

It is safe to say the odds are not in favor of the following scenario playing out: Two sisters giving birth at the same hospital - 20 minutes apart. Yet, that is what happened Thursday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center to Shiloh siblings Samantha and Savannah Mullins.
Aaron Krause
Jul 25, 2010

 

It is safe to say the odds are not in favor of the following scenario playing out: Two sisters giving birth at the same hospital — 20 minutes apart.

Yet, that is what happened Thursday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center to Shiloh siblings Samantha and Savannah Mullins.

Samantha, 21, gave birth to Kieran Barnett at 1:42 p.m. Thursday, with Kieran weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces, and 201⁄2 inches in length. Samantha was eight days overdue.

Savannah, 19, gave birth to Kyah Chandler, at 2:02 p.m. Thursday, six days early. Kyah weighed 7pounds, 10 ounces and 21 inches long.

It is the first child for both women.

Samantha said she is happy the scenario worked out as it did, as is Gerald Chandler, proud father of Kyah.

“It was awesome,” he said. “You can’t really explain it.”

Chandler, Savannah’s fiancé, has a 21⁄2-year-old daughter, Emma, from a previous relationship.

Kieran is the first child for both Samantha and her boyfriend, Randy Barnett.        

The two siblings found out they were pregnant within a week of each other, and went to the hospital about the same time.

Savannah went to Fisher-Titus at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, after having contractions throughout the night. In fact, Savannah said her sister was with her at home, counting the contractions before Savannah went to the hospital.

Samantha began having contractions when Savannah went to the hospital, and she followed her sister to Fisher-Titus Medical Center about four hours later.

Both women said their deliveries went smoothly and they gave birth to healthy babies.

Norwalk Dr. James Kasten delivered both babies, while the same physician, Dr. Stephen Clingman, will care for the newborns. 

“They’re beautiful,” Samantha said.

Both sisters said they’re glad they’re new mothers at the same time.

“Luckily, we don’t have to do it alone,” Samantha said.

Comments

Beth (Anonymous)

That's cool. I though it was a misprint. What are the chances of that?

Oh Great (Anonymous)

2 more unwed mothers with children, Odds are I'll be paying to raise the children for the next 18 years. Birth control girls its free at the welfair office.

2job Mom (Anonymous)

I would bet a weeks pay both mothers and now babies are on Medicaid.Medicaid is paid for by MY tax dollars. All medical care is now FREE for them. Get on birth control.It also is free. You two don't know what life is about except gimme, gimme. Foodstamps plus WIC, free medical.Thanks Reflector, I needed to be reminded today on my way to my second job of where my tax monies are going on the front page.

Pay up (Anonymous)

I bet that Daddy isn't even paying for the FIRST BABY!! Those girls should be hanging there head in SHAME!! Not even married I bet they don't even have jobs!! How do they plane to pay for those children. I'd be shocked if the daddys are working a job that pays enought to raise a family. I bet They'll live at home with mommy and daddy and collect welfair and the daddys will go out and make more babys for US to pay for!! Insted of a front page story they should have to wear a scarlet letter!! Shamefull girls just shamefull!! I bet your family's proud

Spelling Lesson...

Sitting here making ridiculous comments is a waste of space. You're mostly showing the reason we should all stay in school. People have the freedom to have children. Yes, some are stupid and they do rely on the government to take care of their children but not all people do. So unless you actually know these girls and know that they're are like that, you have no place to judge them. Besides that's not the only place that your tax dollars are going. What about the murderers and rapists in prison? We are paying for their housing. So we're all under the understanding our tax dollars get used for some bs but because you have nothing better to do than sit here trashing on people you don't know just because it's in the paper is just ignorant.

Gesh.. (Anonymous)

There parants must be proud. 2 daugthers knocked up at the same time. That should boost the household income two fold welfair, wick, foodstamps, ADC, Free medical. No wonder the goverment is taking so much out of my checks. Yea the Reflector really put them in the spotlight. I can see nothing good coming from this.

Ax (Anonymous)

Would have been a cool story if they were actually married.

I agree (Anonymous)

Nothing like marriage to legitimize a child or in this case children.

Annie (Anonymous)

Congratulations ladies! The miracle of birth and life is a wonderful gift to bestow. Ignore the other comments on here; they are just a bunch of close minded louts who have not a care past their pocketbooks, and are so bitter they would rather bash two young mothers and their children than send their well wishes.

Best of luck!

Oh My (Anonymous)

Complaints about these women being unmarried, assuming they get welfare (not welfair), WIC (not wick) and sarcastic comments about their parents (not parants) must be proud...I suppose you'd rather your tax dollars support a person on death row for 20 years? Have any clue how much a child gets from "welfair" compared to how much the state spends on **one** inmate per year? I worked in corrections. IF these women are getting assistance, I can tell you the prenatal care, birth and first five years of a child's life is nowhere near as costly as one inmate for one year and---surprise!---our tax dollars support inmates too!

Re: Annie (Anon...

Annie, you sound like you have money perhaps you would like to adopt those two baby's and relieve us of the tax burden. You shouldn't give those girls false hope of "Happy Ever After Land". Odds are there doomed and you know it. Encouraging them will only result in more baby's. By the way girl's Congratulations and Good Luck your going to need it!

Annie (Anonymous)

I have enough sense to congratulate new moms instead of putting their heads on a stake in a public forum. There is a time and place for everything.

I'm sure many of the posters on here would rather of seen them have abortions, yes? *laughs*

Otto (Anonymous)

I would rather of seen them practice safe sex. Then we all wouldn't be here. I'm sure there teaching this stuff in school, Right?

general attitud...

It seems as if the general attitude of unmarried couples having children has become so relaxed in the media, especially television, that why should we be surprised? I believe that the last few New Year's Babies have all been born into unmarried couples, as well.
Yes, I am sure that it is uncommon for sisters to deliver their children within hours of one another. Congratulations on that. Hopefully once the "excitement" dies down you will both think about your relationships and continuing education to support the children.

figure it out (...

Congradulations LAdies on the wonderfull journey you a about to embark upon. Forget all the idiots on here dont read them enjoy what time you have with them precious them but please dont spoil them I made that mistake you wont like those Results

As Far as being unmarried none of you know the real story behind this articale. Let it be know that marige now is a peice of paper. So ladies if you would like I have a printer we can print you one.

Danielle D (Ano...

I just recently had a child and I was not on welfare, wic, food stamps, or any other kind of assistants. I also have 1 other child and 2 step children that I took care of. Maybe these sisters have boyfriends that have good jobs and have health insurance. It was truly VERY hard to manage my bills, things that the children needed and so forth but WAS possible. I think that bashing the sisters is wrong and you tax payers doing it should find out if they are getting assistance before you bash.
And if they are getting help, at least you know that the babies are find and not found laying somewhere dead in a trash can, thrown away like they were nothing at all/
think about that for awhile!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS SISTERS AND YOU'LL BOTH DO FINE CONGRATS FROM A NEW MOTHER AND A MOTHER OF NOW 4

so (Anonymous)

they really need to do something more constructive with their time other than getting knocked up. They need to keep their legs closed. And yes I've worked with several people who had kids every year so they wouldn't lose their benefits.

Re: "so" (Anonymous)

Maybe their boyfriends need to keep their pants zipped, eh?

oh my God (Anon...

I thought it was awesome that 2 sisters had their children together! Pretty neat. Never would it have crossed my mind to get on here and make comments like I just read?? What the he*ll is wrong with people?? I am just dumb founded! I can not believe the crap I just read?? How can people take something so beautiful as the birth of child and turn it into a horrible expierence for these girls? You people are sick. Shame on all of you. I bet they won't end up in cages! People don't mind donating money for people like the gravelles defense but can sit here and damn these two new mothers. How disgusting! I'm happy for the 4 of you and have a blessed life with your children. Best of Luck!!

Re: Figure it o...

Your grammar and spelling are something of which to be proud!

Just The Facts ...

There really isn't much of a story here. Two young women decided to have children out of wedlock that were born on the same day. Two young women who will use the birth father's names on their children's birth certificates because even they realize that there is a stigma attached to children who are born by parents who are not married. Two young women who obviously didn't know that unprotected sex is not "cool" and should never be promoted that way. Two young women who should really know how fortunate they really are because; they could have brought home more than healthy babies (HIV, Herpes,......). This is not the type of story that should be glamorized.

Re: Just the Fa...

As if marriage keeps you from getting any of that! Ha ha, what a joke. "A stigma attached to children..." get your head out of 16th century England. You are the one attaching the stigma; what kind of person does that make you? And I'm sure none of you had sex when you were nineteen, right? Or are you just men who were fortunate enough not to get anyone pregnant? Sex is natural, having children at 19 and 20 is natural. Marriage certificates are man-made, unnatural, and have no standing on the "legitimacy" of a perfectly innocent baby. 1 in 3 children are born to unwed parents...instead of lamenting the past, embrace the future and change your narrow little minds.

Beth (Anonymous)

I think it's good they know who the fathers are, at least, unlike lots of girls these days. 12 years ago I had a baby and was unwed. We had been together 4 years though. We did get married after, but we were going to anyway. He did have a good job, and insurance, and still does have the same job. We are happy and have a lovely family. Of course, in the paper, all it showed was my name who had a baby, and him with a different last name. I'm sure people thought the same about me. But it's not always as it looks. No matter what, people will think bad things about you. I think you just have to prove them wrong if you care enough about what they think...which I don't. And I kind of know how people are thinking. I'm from a Catholic family, with nuns even, so I definately did hear it all. They got over it. And I wouldn't care if they didn't.

Bit of history ...

First congratulations on the birth of your children. A child is a true blessing from God. They are only on loan to us. At least they do have a father in their lives. I do not understand though if they can father a child to the woman they love then why can he marry her before the child is born. That is something I can't understand. I got pregnant before I got married many years ago. (We married and had a large family). Then you had choices but they were, marry, adopt out the child or keep the child and move away so not to embarrass your family. They sure would have never put an illegitimate birth (what they called a ba@@@rd birth on the birth certificate)in the paper then. Now it is an everyday thing and nobody bats an eye. I just don't understand what everyone has against being married and raising a family together. Being in the business that I am in I see all to many children without fathers in their lives. Most of them the fathers never were in their lives. This means people still to often are having unprotected sex. That is why these children have to wonder where their dads are and why so many STD's are affecting and taking the lives of our youth especially. With judging morals because I wouldn't do that (I got pregnant too) I just don't understand what has happened that people can't get married then have a family. We never had WIC, food stamps, welfare and all the things that make it easy to raise a child being single. Maybe that is part of the problem. Anyway, good luck.

Bit of history ...

First congratulations on the birth of your children. A child is a true blessing from God. They are only on loan to us. At least they do have a father in their lives. I do not understand though if they can father a child to the woman they love then why can he marry her before the child is born. That is something I can't understand. I got pregnant before I got married many years ago. (We married and had a large family). Then you had choices but they were, marry, adopt out the child or keep the child and move away so not to embarrass your family. They sure would have never put an illegitimate birth (what they called a ba@@@rd birth on the birth certificate)in the paper then. Now it is an everyday thing and nobody bats an eye. I just don't understand what everyone has against being married and raising a family together. Being in the business that I am in I see all to many children without fathers in their lives. Most of them the fathers never were in their lives. This means people still to often are having unprotected sex. That is why these children have to wonder where their dads are and why so many STD's are affecting and taking the lives of our youth especially. Without judging morals because I wouldn't do that (I got pregnant too) I just don't understand what has happened that people can't get married then have a family. We never had WIC, food stamps, welfare and all the things that make it easy to raise a child being single. Maybe that is part of the problem. Anyway, good luck.

PAMELA (Anonymous)

GOD BLESS YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY.
CONGRADULATIONS TO YOU BOTH AND THE LUCKY DADDYS TOO.
THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES ....PRICELESS

Ed Herman (Anon...

I don't think the birth of two illegitimate babies should be on the front page, maybe not any page?

Shelly (Anonymous)

Well I have been reading all of these comments on here and you people make me sick. So what these girls are not married right now, but who cares. There is a lot of women out there that can work and take care of a family without a man around. My mom did it for myself and my sister. All I have to say to the girl is you both have beautiful children. Children is a blessing from God.

This isn't in the old days when a girl got pregnant that the guy had to marry the girl to make things right. To me if you get married just because of a baby that is wrong because most of the marriages don't last.

You don't know if these girl are getting any help and if they are it's none of your business. I am a hard worker. Who to say that these girl's are not breast feeding their children you don't know.

I have always heard that it is God's place to judge us not all of there people that is writing this stuff about these two women and their beautiful children.

Shelly (Anonymous)

Well I have been reading all of these comments on here and you people make me sick. So what these girls are not married right now, but who cares. There is a lot of women out there that can work and take care of a family without a man around. My mom did it for myself and my sister. All I have to say to the girl is you both have beautiful children. Children is a blessing from God.

This isn't in the old days when a girl got pregnant that the guy had to marry the girl to make things right. To me if you get married just because of a baby that is wrong because most of the marriages don't last.

You don't know if these girl are getting any help and if they are it's none of your business. I am a hard worker. Who to say that these girl's are not breast feeding their children you don't know.

I have always heard that it is God's place to judge us not all of the people that is writing this stuff about these two women and their beautiful children.

modicum (Anonymous)

What's a legitimate birth?

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