Mum gives birth on her birthday for the second time: 'You couldn’t make it up'
Marie Barton, 34, is going to have to share the attention of her birthday with not one, but two of her children.
Marie, from South Oxhey, already shared September 20 with her first daughter Lola, but now baby girl, Kady, has been added to the roster, with Dad Joe Mooney joking he’s going to have to win the lottery when their birthdays come around.
Marie, now a mum-of-four, actually went into labour the day before her birthday, but Kady bided her time.
‘I’m even there thinking I’ll have her within the hour, she’ll be born the 19th, but no she actually held on till the 20th as well,’ said Marie. ‘I genuinely cannot believe it.’
‘Even more incredibly, the baby wasn’t even due for three weeks.
‘I had no intention of her being born early. She was due October 11.’
While Marie was shocked, Joe had his suspicions.
He said: ‘I said it from the beginning, from the first scan, that it was going to be on her birthday.
‘I just had a weird feeling that it would happen again.
‘After being sent home at 8pm on the 19th after visiting hours ended, I was back up there at 11:30pm.
‘She hadn’t quite gone upstairs yet so I knew it was definitely going to be after midnight.’
Thankfully, Lola has looked very kindly on her baby sister arriving on her birthday, describing it as ‘the best present she’s ever had’.
Marie said: ‘So that was quite beautiful.
‘She’s just delighted. Obviously, she had to spend her birthday with Nan and uncles and aunties, but she said it was the best birthday she could imagine having a new sister.’
Joe, a builder from South Oxhey, added: ‘All of them are such good kids, they’ve been over the moon.
‘There has been no jealousy because of the new baby, they’ve all loved it and took on the role.’
After his youngest defied the odds, Joe tested his luck by get a lottery ticket, but got just one number.
He said: ‘It looks like I have got all my luck and that is all I need. I have got my own little lottery.
‘But I might need to win the lottery when it comes to their birthday.’
And the coincidences don’t stop with their birthdays.
Marie said: ‘Not only are we all born on the same birthday, we were all born on a Tuesday, and all of our years are double digits (1988, 2011, 2022).
‘It’s mental, you couldn’t make it up. My mind can’t wrap itself ’round it.’
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