Monday 27 January 2020

US woman has third Leap Day baby

Two families now hold the record for three Leap Day babies
Two families now hold the record for three Leap Day babies

A woman has given birth on a third consecutive Leap Day.

David and Louise Estes's daughter Jade was born on Wednesday in Provo, Utah, in the United States.

The birth comes four years after their son Remington was born on February 29, 2008, and eight years after their son Xavier was born on February 29, 2004.

The Daily Herald reported that the Estes are now tied with the Henriksen family of Norway, which set the record with Leap Day births in 1960, 1964 and 1968.

Louise Estes said Xavier's Leap Day birthday was a coincidence, but the couple aimed for the birthday with the other children.

Leap Days happen once every four years to account for the 365 days and six hours it takes Earth to revolve around the Sun.

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