PROVO, Utah ( AP) — A Utah woman has tied a record after she gave birth on a third consecutive Leap Day.

David and Louise Estes’ daughter Jade was born Wednesday morning in Provo. The birth comes four years after their son Remington was born on Feb. 29, 2008, and eight years after their son Xavier was born Feb. 29, 2004.

The Daily Herald reports the Estes are now tied with the Henriksen family of Norway, which set the record with Leap Day births in 1960, 1964 and 1968.

Louise Estes says Xavier’s Leap Day birthday was a coincidence, but the couple aimed for the birthday with the other children.

Leap Days happen once every four years to account for the 365 days and 6 hours it takes Earth to revolve around the sun.



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