Lucy Marie Perkins was a special snowflake from birth. She is one in every 48 million people. Caitlin and Tom Perkins welcomed Lucy, their first child.
Tom and Caitlin, a husband and wife who share the same birthday of the 16th of August, 1986, are both extraordinary people in their own right.
With her parents present, Caitlin Perkins celebrated turning 30 with a party. She felt it was insufficient, as she expressed a desire to join in the fun 30 years later. “You won’t believe this story,” her obstetrician, Dr. Brad Robinson, said on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
“Happy birthday to Lucy, born yesterday after going into spontaneous labor on the same day as her parents!” This means that the baby, the mother, and the father all have the same birthday—a very unusual coincidence that occurs once per 48 million births.
Caitlin and Tom, both from Dirranbandi in South West Queensland, planned to go to their shared 30th birthday dinner. Caitlin, however, went into labor that morning and was taken to Brisbane’s Greenslopes Private Hospital.
The newborn, Lucy, made the decision that she wanted to be born the same day her parents did.
The mother-to-be said she reacted “No way” when her waters broke because she was in denial. The baby, who weighed a healthy 3.3kg, defied the odds and came on the 16th of August at 39 weeks and 6:45 p.m. It was one of the most memorable days of Dr. Robinson’s life, who has worked in the field for more than ten years.
“I’m fortunate enough to work a profession that allows me to take off on certain occasions, he remarked. But that the 16th of August was amazing.”
“Not every day you enjoy getting a call at 2:15 with such news. However, at about 2:15 p.m., the midwife called to let me know that Caitlin had broken her waters. I was ecstatic because I was kind of wishing the baby would be born on the same day too.”
The Perkins will throw a fantastic party on the 16th of August every year. There is no doubt about that.
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