CLINTON TWP. (WWJ/AP) – A metro Detroit couple is celebrating the unique occurrence of both of their children being born on two different Leap Days.
Chad and Melissa Croff welcomed their daughter, Evelyn Joy, early Monday morning at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. She arrived 10 days past her Feb. 19 due date.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Where are the Female CEOs in Michigan?
“I didn’t expect the possibility of them being born on the same day, let alone on Leap Day, until I went into labor yesterday at church,” Melissa Croff said in a statement released by the hospital.
The couple’s other daughter, Eliana Adaya, was born on Feb. 29, 2012, the last Leap Day at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
Evelyn was delivered by Maureen Heinz, a nurse midwife at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.
“I haven’t ever delivered a baby on the same date as an older sibling; it’s quite the miracle,” Heinz said. “It’s not something they tried or planned to do, and she wasn’t induced. It was all by chance.”
The family lives in Columbus, Mich., located about 50 miles north of Detroit and 30 miles from the hospital.MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
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