Two families were surprised by the early births of identical twins just in time for Christmas.
The four boys all came early on Wednesday but are happy and healthy just like their mothers.
First-time father Ben Osborne, whose partner Sarah Bestwick gave birth to boys Charlie Michael and Elijah Mark Osborn, said it was exciting to have the babies here before Christmas.
"They came a couple of weeks early [due on January 7] but it was just great for them to show up just before Christmas," he said.
"It was going to be a very long two weeks for us waiting around for them and we couldn't be happier."
The couple both work at the Launceston General Hospital as do their parents and Ms Bestwick's sister. So having the twins born there was a family experience.
"It is kind of like a second extended family here. We knew a lot of the faces that we were seeing as we were going in and out. It was definitely nice and comfortable," Mr Osborn said.
"First kids for both of us so we double troubled right off the bat."
The twins were born at 2.32pm and about three hours later George Town's Rochelle Ervin came into the hospital and also gave birth two identical twin boys - Ezekiel and Finnleigh.
Ms Ervin was at home when she went into labour a few weeks earlier than expected.
"It was certainly a surprise [that they came before Christmas]," Mrs Ervin said. "They came at 35 [weeks] and three days so a little bit early for twins. I was a little bit worried but they are all doing pretty good."
Ms Ervin already had one son with husband Thomas. "Exciting times ahead," she said.
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