Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

For Utah Woman, a 3rd Leap Day Baby

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

For Utah Woman, a 3rd Leap Day Baby

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PROVO, Utah -- In one of the rarest feats in the annals of family planning, a Utah woman has given birth on a third consecutive Leap Day, tying a record set in the 1960s.

David and Louise Estes' daughter Jade was born Wednesday morning in Provo, an hour south of Salt Lake City, four years after their son Remington was born on Feb. 29, 2008, and eight years after their son Xavier was born Feb. 29, 2004.

Baby Jade was already five days overdue when doctors induced labor and the family hit the elusive date.

"I have never gone over, so I wasn't sure if she was going to wait," Louise Estes told The Daily Herald of Provo. "As soon as we passed midnight, I knew it really, really could happen."

The only other known case of triple Leap Day babies is the Henriksen family of Norway, which logged Feb. 29 births in 1960, 1964 and 1968, according to the Guinness World Records press office. …

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