Colorado Mom Gives Birth to Her Second Leap Day Child, 12 Years Later

Leap Day Birth: Mother Gives Birth to Second Leap Day Child
Jennifer Ginn with newborn, Anthony, and Giovanni
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03/01/2016 AT 11:35 AM EST

The odds of having a baby on February 29, which only occurs every four years, is already low enough. But the odds of having two leap day babies? Astronomical.

On Monday, Jennifer Ginn of Lakewood, Colorado, gave birth to a baby boy, Antonio, 12 years after her first son, Giovanni, who was also born on a leap day. (The odds of being born on a leap day are roughly 1 in 1,461.)

"They're going to be lucky, and they're going to bring us luck," said Anthony Ginn, Jennifer's husband.

PEOPLE talked to leap day babies about what it's like to only have a "true" birthday every four years.



"Most people were shocked, they have never met someone born on leap year. You instantly feel special, and no one ever forgets your birthday," Cullen Jones said. "I wouldn't change it for the world."

The Ginns, who have six children total, feel lucky to have two sons with unique birthdays – and the fact that Giovanni and Antonio can share their birthdays makes it all the more special.

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"We are a flattered and humble family," Ginn said. "We're blessed to have them."
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