London, July 23: A newborn baby boy in New York beat odds of 48 million to one when he came into the world on the same day his mom and dad were born.
Mason Parker was born on Tuesday July 19th, which is also his mother Jacquie Parker’s 29th birthday, and his father Paul’s 32nd birthday.
The couple, from Long Island, USA, revealed it was a race against the clock to deliver the healthy 8lb 4oz boy, as the minutes counted down to midnight.
The couple had been excited when Jacquie went into labour at 3am on Tuesday morning, a day before the due date of July 20th.
However, by the afternoon the contractions had stopped, and the couple believed they’d missed making it a triple celebration.
But finally, 20 hours after the labour began, Jacquie’s contractions started again, and she delivered the boy naturally at 11.30pm at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
“As midnight kept getting closer, we started to lose hope,” the Daily Mail quoted Paul as saying.
“It was barely July 19th, but it was a wonderful end to the day,” he said. (ANI)