Leap year babies arrive at Warwick hospital

By Kevin Unitt 29/02 Updated: 29/02 13:56

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BIRTHDAYS will officially come only every four years for leap year babies born at Warwick Hospital today (Wednesday).

With February 29 falling once every four years the new arrivals made their entrances on a very special day.

Leamington resident Melanie Quinton, partner of Robin Harris, gave birth to Seren Rose Quinton Harris at 4.17am, the baby girl weighing in at six pounds and ten ounces. Seren, their first child, actually arrived 17 days late and Robin joked he was not sure yet if she was worth the wait, saying “the next 18 years would reveal all.”

He added: “She was seemingly very reluctant to enter the world but its great she's been born on such a special day. She's our little miracle.”

At 6.40am Jade Batham gave birth to her second child Finley, who weighed in at nine pounds and four ounces. He joins brother Alfie, aged three.

Jade, a personal assistant originally from Leamington but now living near Evesham, said: “We decided if Finley arrived in the morning we'd celebrate his birthday on the 28th in future, and if he arrived in the afternoon we'd mark it on March 1. Either way he was never going to miss out on a birthday every year!”

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