BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Saturday is Feb. 29th, the last day of February and it’s also Leap-Year day. It is a day that only comes once every four years.
People born on this special day are called “Leap-Year” babies. A few lucky infants were born today in Kern County.
Lamont residents Ana and Mario Maldonado welcomed Leap-Day baby Abigail Maldonado at 5:32 this morning.
Abigail was the first leap year baby to be born at Adventist Health Bakersfield this morning. Weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces, she is one out of 200,000 in the nation to be born on Leap Year Day.
According to Adventist Health Bakersfield, the odds of having a Leap Year birthday is one in 1,461 people.
Abigail’s mother, Ana Maldonado was surprised her daughter was born today because she had a different due date, on Feb. 21st.
The next question was, how are they going to celebrate their daughter’s birthday moving forward?
“Well it is going to be weird because it will only be a birthday every four years.”
They then decided to celebrate their birthday on the 28th of February.