Family welcomes Leap Day baby

Baby Nora has a special birthday, born on February 19th, leap day. (WPRI photo)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Leap year only comes once every four years, but when it does, time doesn’t stop.

Several local families welcomed new babies into their lives on February 29th.

Eyewitness News sat down with the Teves family at Women and Infants Hospital, after mom, Chelsea gave birth to 8 lb. 3 oz. baby Nora.

Chelsea was already scheduled to have a cesarean section that day, but Nora leapt into the world the natural way.

Mom and Dad already have the birthday plans worked out, they say they will celebrate every year on February 28th.

Dad, Richard jokes, “The best thing is, when she’s 32, she’s the only woman who can say she’s eight years old.”

That’s not the only benefit Richard sees to Nora’s special birthday. Nora’s big sister is just 18 months old, and even with a newborn in her arms, Chelsea has already talked about having a third.

Richard says they plan on throwing Nora a special birthday party every four years, so even if they do have a third child, the celebration would be a distraction from ‘middle child syndrome’.

“If we do have a third baby, and she’s the middle child, she’ll have her special day, something she can look forward to every four years.”

Women and Infants Hospital says they expected to have 15 babies born on the leap day.

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