Can you imagine sharing your birthday with both of your parents? Well, that’s exactly what happened to little Lucy Marie Perkins, and it’s no ordinary tale. In fact, it’s so extraordinary that it only happens once in 48 million births!
Caitlin and Tom Perkins, a remarkable couple in their own right, were both born on August 16, 1986. Little did they know that their daughter, Lucy, had her own plans to join in on the birthday fun, 30 years later.
Dr. Brad Robinson, Caitlin’s obstetrician, couldn’t contain his excitement as he shared this incredible story on his Facebook page: “HOLD ON TO THE PHONE! You are not going to believe this story! Can you guess who else has a birthday on August 16th now? YEP. Lucy was born yesterday, on the same day as her parents, after SPONTANEOUS labor!”
Yes, you heard it right! Lucy not only shares her birthday with her parents but also becomes a part of this extraordinary one-in-48-million occurrence. A truly rare and special event indeed!
Lucy made her grand entrance into the world more than a week after her due date. She couldn’t wait for Caitlin and Tom to attend their joint 30th birthday dinner; she had her own plans!
Caitlin went into labor early Tuesday morning and was quickly transported to Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane. Despite her initial denial when her waters broke, little Lucy was in a hurry and arrived at 39 weeks, weighing a healthy 3.3kg.
For Dr. Robinson, who has witnessed countless births throughout his career, this day stood out as one of the most memorable. “I’m fortunate enough to have a job where I get special days on special days,” he said, “but yesterday was incredible.”
Imagine receiving a call at 2:15 a.m. from the midwife, notifying you that your patient’s waters have broken, and it turns out to be the most delightful news. Dr. Robinson couldn’t help but feel overjoyed, as he had been pushing for this moment.
This remarkable story leaves us in awe. It reminds us that life is full of surprises, and the bond between parents and their children can be truly special. From now on, every year on August 16th, the Perkins family will host a spectacular party to celebrate their shared birthday.
So let’s raise a toast to Lucy Perkins, the little girl who impressed doctors from all over the world, and her incredible parents who now share more than just their love—they share a very unique birthday!