Here’s one way to make it easier to remember your kids’ birthdays: have all three of them on the same day.
Lauren and Seth Stevenson of Dickinson in North Dakota have managed to do just that.
On September 1, 2014, Stevenson gave birth to the couple’s first child, Axel Lee.
On September 1, 2015, she had a little sister for Axel, Tommie Lee.
On September 1 this year, along came Henry Lee.
Stevenson says Henry was due on September 4, but she went into labour three days before that.
“It didn’t hit my husband and I until we were at the hospital that, ‘Oh my goodness, Henry is going to be born on the 1st like our other two’,” she told TODAY Parents. “We didn’t plan this at all.”
The likelihood of having all three children in the same family with the same birthday is pretty small: one in 133,000 or so.
But what makes the Stevenson case even more of a rare occurrence is that the babies were born three years in a row.
Stevenson’s obstetrician, Dr William Lowe, thinks it’s pretty amazing.
“The situation of babies being born one year apart for three consecutive years is that generally people do not get pregnant that quickly in order to be at due date by the next year,” he said.