He realizes it sounds like the plot from one of those silly, madcap movie comedies. If he hadn’t seen it with his own eyes, Bob Convissar would have a hard time believing such a thing could happen.
But it really did happen to the family of Convissar, a well-known Buffalo attorney, and his wife, Susan.
On Aug. 2, their two daughters – Kathryn Korff and Allison Convissar – both gave birth to baby girls. Yes, two sisters giving birth on the same day – and in the same hospital and same hospital room.
Clara Jean Korff, 7 pounds and 14 ounces, was born at 4:52 a.m. in Birthing Room 5 at Sisters Hospital.
Dolores Jean Convissar, 8 pounds and 2 ounces, was born in the very same birthing room at 9:39 p.m., just under 17 hours after her cousin.
“The whole thing was just surreal ... it’s still hard to believe,” Convissar said. “Our two daughters had been given different due dates. Kathryn’s baby came a week early and Allison’s came two days later than expected. But that morning, once Kathryn had her baby, I told my wife, ‘You watch, Allie’s going to have hers today.’ ”
Everyone involved is healthy, and Convissar said his family appreciates the efforts of nurses and doctors.
“Everyone kept telling us, ‘We’ve never had this happen before – two sisters on the same day,’ ” Convissar said.