On this “Leap Day,” several babies were born in Connecticut.
Since this won’t happen again for another four years, it can put some parents and their newborns in a bit of a birthday dilemma.
What are the odds of being born during a leap year on “Leap Day?” So slim that less than 1 percent of the world’s population shares a birthday with baby boy Yuvraji, who was born at 6 a.m. on Monday at UConn John Dempsey Hospital.
“I feel proud to have a leap year baby,” said mom Shivu Modi.
Her son was born almost eight days early.
Leap years exist to keep the calendar years synchronized with the season, and most “leapsters” keep two sets of ages, celebrating annually on Feb. 28 or March 1.
“I told them I do not want a leap year baby. But now I’m changing my words because of the attention my baby is getting on his birthday,” Modi said.
She added that to make up for the lack of birthdays, the family already said they’ll have a grand celebration every four years to make it up to him.
At Hartford Hospital, nine babies were born as of Monday afternoon, including Ellie J. Distin.
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