Leap Year babies born at BMH
Published 6:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2016
If you’re born on Feb. 29, that means you only have a “real” birthday every four years.
This year, Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford had three Leap Year babies born Feb. 29.
The labor and delivery team gave each baby a welcome gift donated by the hospital.
Batesville resident Leslie Hall, 22, gave birth to a baby girl named Baylor Layne Hall. She was born at 11:54 p.m. to parents Leslie and Dylan Hall, weighing 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 19.5 inches long.
“We are trying to figure out what day we are going to tell her ‘happy birthday’ for the next three to four years,” Hall said. “I would like to keep it in February.”
Oxford residents Josh and Angel Edwards, 27 and 25, respectively, welcomed a baby boy named Mason Thomas Edwards born at 5:40 p.m. He weighed 9 lbs., 4 oz. and was 19.5 inches long.
“I wasn’t supposed to have him on that date,” said Angel Edwards. “I was a week past my due date. I went in to the doctor for a normal doctor’s visit, and he said I was ready for labor, and I needed to go ahead and head over to the hospital to have my Leap Year baby. I was having mild contractions, but I didn’t feel them.”
Edwards said they also haven’t decided on a replacement date to celebrate their son’s birthday.
“We hope he’s OK with it,” Angel Edward said. “We are going to do it the day before or day after.”
Edwards said no one else in her family has been born on a holiday, but she had a close call with a July 3 birthday.
The Oxford hospital’s third Leap Year baby was daughter Greyce Elizabeth Harris born at 10:50 p.m. to parents Sarah Harris and Cody Howard of Oxford. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 inches long.