Cardington residents welcome ‘Leap Day’ daughter

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Cardington residents Brittany and Richard Combs welcomed into the world their third daughter Hailey Emerson on Feb. 29.

Hailey was born at 7:39 a.m. at 6 lbs. 5 oz. and joins her sisters Hannah Lett and Hayden Combs.

The Comb’s new addition is part of a recurrent four year phenomen known as “leap day babies”. Leaplings, as they are sometimes reffered to, have a quadrennial thing in common. They must choose Feb. 28 or March 1 to celebrate their birthdays during a standard 365-day calendar year.

They can celebrate their “official” birthday every four years, meaning they age one-quarter as quickly as the rest of us.

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Staff report