Out of 365 days in a year, a mother and daughter gave birth on the same one.
Angela Patram, 37, welcomed her fifth child, Rayna Patram, into the world at 6:29 p.m. inside Tampa General Hospital, where she works as a surgical oncology nurse – and 34 minutes later became a grandmother.
Teranisha Billups, 20, gave birth to Jerry Michaud, Jr. inside the very same hospital, making little Rayna an instant aunt.
“We knew our due dates were around the same time, but we never expected that it would happen on the same day,” Patram tells PEOPLE. “I was shocked when I found out. I was like, ‘This cannot be right!’ ”
Billups went into labor on Feb. 18, but didn’t end up having the baby until a day later – the same date her mom was set to give birth via C-section.
Dr. Atef Zakhary, who practices at Tampa General, delivered both babies, as well as two of Patram’s older kids.
“I’ve been in this field for 29 years … I’ve seen maybe 14,000 deliveries,” Dr. Zakhary said in the announcement on the hospital’s website. “I’ve never seen a mom and daughter deliver on the same day. And this is as close as you could get.”
Patram feels bad she wasn’t able to see her new grandson right away, but as soon as she reunited with Billups, they embraced and took photos to mark the occasion.
“I wish my mom could’ve been there, but I was really excited to meet my new sister and for her to meet her new grandson,” Billups tells PEOPLE.
“It was very emotional, but I was filled with so much happiness at the same time,” Patram says.
They were joined by Patram’s other children: Angelique, 14, Alicia, 13, Teranisha Billups, 20, and C.J., 4, along with Billup’s partner, Jerry Sr., and Rayna’s father. Patram’s mom was also at the hospital running from room to room checking on both of them.
“Both the moms and the babies are doing very well now,” Ellen Fiss, public relations manager at Tampa General Hospital, also tells PEOPLE. “They were just as happy at their checkup on Friday as they were on Feb. 19.”
Patram’s children are so happy to have the babies home that they’ve been rushing back from school to see them. Patram also says that they’ve been a big help with changing diapers and making bottles.
Billups is a biology major at Florida A&M University, but plans on transferring to a college closer to her mom. She and Jerry are currently living with Patram in Gibsonton, Florida, for the time being while they look for a place of their own close by.
“When we sit both babies next to each other, they just look at each other really closely,” Billups tells PEOPLE. “It’s weird seeing two babies of the same size in the house.”