Mom defies monumental odds with second baby's birth: 'I can’t believe this is happening!'


A mom in Brooklyn, N.Y. gave birth to a baby girl on Feb. 29, a feat that already has a one in 1,461 chance of happening. But Lindsay Demchak has hit the Leap Day lottery twice — her firstborn was born on the same day in 2016.

Demchak and her husband Dane joked around the first time they found out their son Omri’s due date was Feb. 29, 2016. The couple said there was “no way” it would happen, but Omri arrived right on time.

“We joked about it. What if it happens again?” Dane told the New York Post. “And then it did! It’s crazy.”

The couple’s second child, Scout, was due sometime at the end of February. As the Demchaks started putting up decorations for Omri’s birthday, Lindsay felt contractions and went into labor.

“I can’t believe this is happening!” Lindsay told her husband at the time.

Scout was born Saturday morning, exactly four years after her older brother.

There are only roughly five million people born on a Leap Day in the entire world. The chances of having back-to-back Leap Year babies are under one in two million.

The Demchaks plan to celebrate Omri and Scout’s birthdays in consecutive days, so they each can have a special day. Omri will celebrate on Feb. 28, while Scout will celebrate on March 1.

Then, every four years during a Leap Year, they’ll have a joint celebration.

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