SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - Tenet Health Central Coast delivered five leap year babies on Saturday.
The first baby was born at 8:18 a.m. at Twin Cities Community Hospital and four were born at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, including twins!
Leap year occurs every four years, which means the babies born on February 29 will only get to celebrate their actual birthday once every four years.
Having a birthday land on Feb. 29 is rare. The chances of being a “leapling” are one in 1,461.
Below are the new babies SLO County got to welcome in this leap year!
Leap-Day Twins (names TBD):
Parents Jennifer and Aaron Hein had the privilege of welcoming two babies into their lives on leap year!
The twins are a girl and a boy and their names have yet to be chosen. The girl was born at 3:58 p.m. and the boy followed shortly after at 4:04 p.m.
The baby girl weighed in at 5 lb. 15 oz. and was 18 inches long. The boy came in at 6 lb. 4 oz. and was also 18 inches.
Leap-Day Baby Frances:
Parents Lauren and Mike Herrick welcomed in their baby girl Frances at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday!
Frances weighed a healthy 6 lb. 15 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.
Leap-Day Baby Charlotte:
Parents Jennifer and Ethan also received a baby girl on Saturday. Above they are pictured holding their new daughter Charlotte!
Charlotte was born at 6:01 p.m., weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. and was 20 inches long.
Leap-Day Baby (Name TBD):
Cristina Torres Leon brought her baby boy into the world at Twin Cities Hospital.
Baby boy's name has yet to be determined, but he was born at 8:18 a.m. weighing 6 lb. 11 oz. and was 19 inches long.
We give a warm congratulations to all of these new mothers and fathers and hope they have a healthy rest of their leap year!