Baby born on same day as both her parents
BABY Winter Elle Henley has more than genes in common with her proud parents - remarkably, she also shares their birthday.
Astrid Myers, 22, and 23-year-old Chris Henley - both born on July 10 - welcomed their bundle of joy into the world on Monday.
The chance of that occurring is about one in 133,000, according to local mathematicians.
Ms Myers, of Sefton Park, said her baby arrived a week early - at 7.11pm and weighing 3.2kg - after she was induced due to low levels of amniotic fluid.
"Originally the due date was the 10th and then they changed it to the 17th," she explained. "Then, at 36 weeks, I was measuring a bit small, so they wanted to check if there was enough fluid in there.
"I was pretty upset when I found out I was going to be induced - I really did just want it to be natural - but it was meant to be. It worked out so perfectly and she is so healthy."
Ms Myers said Winter's extraordinary birth date was a coincidence. "It just happened," she said.
"When we first met and we found out we had the same birthday we joked around, like, 'Oh, we should have a baby on our birthday'. And it actually happened. It is crazy."
Mr Henley said he didn't mind sharing his birthday with his partner and daughter.
"I think it's great," he said, adding that his little girl was beautiful.
"She is just so perfect."
Ms Myers agreed Winter was just perfect.
"She is keeping us up at night a bit but she is a really happy baby. She hardly cries," she said.
"I never knew you could love someone this much, it's just insane."
University of South Australia School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences associate professor Regina Burachik said the chance of a group of three people having the same birthday was "quite low".
"The chance of two people being born on the same day and having a baby on their birthday is equal to 1/365 times 1/365, which is equal to 0.0000075 ... (or) 7.5 in one million, which is about one in 133,000," she said.
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