By: Jen Russon
A day like yesterday comes but once every four years and in the fair town of Coral Springs, it welcomed three “leaplings” or “leapers” into the world at Maternity Place located at the hospital.
Twin boys and a bouncing baby girl were born on Saturday, February 29, and now join a small club for birthdays in the U.S. and around the world, where there is an estimate of just 5 million people with this birthday on the planet.
The babies won’t technically celebrate their sweet 16 until 2064, and will have to wait even longer to vote without having to pretend its March 1 or February 28 – the day’s leaplings tend to blow out their birthday candles in non-leap years.
So, let’s congratulate these families on the births of their children, who, with a wink and a nudge, could opt to postpone that first Publix smash cake until 2024.
Lynn Raymond from Ft. Lauderdale welcomed her twins at 8:47 and 8:50 a.m. on February 29, 2020. Kayden Antoine at 4 pounds, 5 ounces, and Karter Antoine, who weighed just 3 ounces more.
The leaplings measured in at 17.3 and 18.11 inches.
Nazareth Delcid from Coral Springs welcomed a baby girl at 9:02 a.m. on February 29, 2020. Kiana Rose Delcid weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.
The next Leap Day is on February 29, 2024, and falls on a Thursday. For fascinating facts about a day that makes up for a 6 hour lag in the time, it takes Earth to revolve around the sun, and balance the Gregorian calendar, check out History.com.
- Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher. She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family.
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