Leap Day babies are rare enough, but a Michigan family just had their second Leap Day daughter. Melissa Croff of Columbus, Michigan, gave birth to her second daughter, Evelyn Joy Croff, on February 29, 2016. This in itself is a rare event, but Evelyn's older sister, Eliana Adaya Croff, was born February 29, 2012. Chad and Melissa Croff are delighted by the addition to the family and, according to the Detroit News, consider having two Leap Day babies a blessing.
Chad and Melissa Croff live in southeastern Michigan. Their daughter Evelyn was born at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township early Monday morning at 3:06 a.m. Mrs. Croff was not induced to have her younger daughter's birthday match Eliana's birthday, despite the fact she was 10 days past her predicted due date. Evelyn was born naturally, not by C-section. She was six pounds, nine ounces.
Nurse-midwife Maureen Heinz assisted at Evelyn's birth.
"I haven't ever delivered a baby on the same date as an older sibling; it's quite the miracle."