California leap day baby shares birthday with dad

by Bryan Brammer · Mar 2nd, 2020 1:25 pm

Last Updated Mar 2nd, 2020 at 3:25 pm

A little girl in Sacramento, California, was born on leap day on Saturday and now shares a birthday with her dad.

Baby Camila's birth on February 29 at the Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California, came as a surprise to her parents as she was not scheduled to arrive until March 3.

Not only was Camila born on a leap day, but her dad, Ivan Peñaloza, was also a leap day baby.

"I prayed to God for my little baby girl, and now, we are going to share this amazing bond for the rest of our lives. I am just so happy," Peñaloza told CNN.

The staff at Mercy San Juan Medical Center dressed Camila up in a "leap frog" outfit and celebrated with cake and balloons as they sang "Happy Birthday" to dad and daughter.

The odds of being born on leap day are 1 in 1,461, while the odds of a parent sharing a birthday with a child on leap day are 1 in 2.1 million.


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