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March 2, 2012

Terrible twos delayed until 2020 for five Stillwater newborns

STILLWATER, Okla. — Few people have wrinkles at their sweet 16 birthday party, but for those born on Leap Day, technically that will be true.

Five babies were born at Stillwater Medical Center this Leap Year. The three boys and two girls were more than the normal average of three babies that are delivered at the hospital every day, said hospital spokeswoman Shyla Eggers.

While the hospital doesn’t hold any celebrations for babies born on Leap Day, Eggers said they may start planning to do so.

One of the baby boys, Kai, was born at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday at Stillwater Medical Center. Kai, at 22 1/2 inches long and 10 pounds, 5 ounces was born to Juan Hernandez and Kari Sherwood of Oklahoma City. This is the couple’s second child. They also have a 2-year-old daughter named Karys.

“We picked (Leap Day) to be induced,” Sherwood said. “We just thought it would be fun, but the fact that he came on that day was still a surprise, because I was a week early.”

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