Leap Year Baby 2016

02/29/16

Winchester Hospital Welcomes Leap Year Baby

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Amy and Corey Glaude welcome their son, Carter, on Leap Day.

Winchester, MA (February 29, 2016) – The chance of being born on any given day is 1 out of 365. Any day, that is, except for February 29. Leap Day.

It’s a day that happens once every four years, making the odds someone is born on that day 1 out of 1,461 or .07 percent.

For Amy Glaude and her husband, Corey, the possibility of having a baby born on Leap Day didn’t fully sink in until 1 a.m. on Feb. 29. That’s when Amy went to Winchester Hospital to deliver her second child and first son, Carter Joseph.

“Our first child was two weeks early, so most of us just assumed that this one was going to be pretty early as well,” Amy said.

Nope. Carter Joseph was born just one day before his due date, making his arrival at 5:52 a.m. on Feb. 29, weighing an even 8 pounds and measuring 21 ¾ inches. He is the couple’s second child – their daughter Brooklyn will be three in March.

Amy started having contractions Sunday night and when she arrived at Winchester Hospital, reality started to set in that she was going to have a Leap Day baby.

“We were really excited to have him born on Feb. 29,” Amy said. “We thought it’s pretty unique. Not many people have Leap Day birthdays.”

The Andover couple now has 12 months before they need to make the big decision for Carter – do you celebrate his birthday on Feb. 29 or March 1?

“We’re not sure when we’ll celebrate his birthday,” Amy said. “Maybe we’ll celebrate on both days.”

And what will they do next Leap Day?

“Maybe we’ll have a bigger party every four years,” Amy said. “We have every reason to celebrate.”

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital, a member of Lahey Health, is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.

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