Expectant mother Jenny Hanson was given a choice of days for the induction of her third child. She chose Monday, February 29 – Leap Day.

Baby Harper arrived at 12:15 p.m. and was one of four Leap Day babies delivered at Medical Center of McKinney. The babies are considered “forever young” because their actual birthdate only comes around once every four years.

“Every kid wants their special time and this makes her unique,” said Hanson. “She may be mad at me later on, but I think it’s cool.”

Hanson says whichever day they pick to celebrate Harper’s birthday will be a special day.  

“We will celebrate her birthday every year,” said Hanson, “But will likely celebrate on March 1st as that gives 365 days between birthdays.”

Twenty-eight babies were born at seven HCA North Texas hospitals on Leap Day 2016.

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