An Alabama couple who share the same birthday will have room enough for three after they welcomed a baby girl on the same day.
Cassidy and Dylan Scott were both born on December 18, two years apart. Last week, Cassidy gave birth to the couple’s firstborn daughter, Lennon Kate, at 12:30 A.M. on December 18. According to the Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children, there is just a 1 in 133,000 chance of a father, mother, and child all sharing the same birthday.
“Congratulations to Cassidy and Dylan Scott who just welcomed their firstborn child into the world!” Hunstville Hospital for Women and Children wrote on its Facebook page. “This is an exciting time for any family, but it’s extra special for this family because they all share the same birthday. That’s right! On Sunday, Dec. 18, a chance that’s one in 133,000 occurred when their daughter Lennon was born. She held on until 12:30 a.m., just in time for the celebration. Please join us in wishing this sweet family a very happy birthday!”
Messages of congratulations and well wishes for mother, father and baby poured into the comments under the post. At least one commenter wrote that she shares a birthday with her husband and firstborn son. “Enjoy…and get used to people being amazed when you tell them lol!” she wrote. “Happy birthday to you all!”
In an interview with TODAY, the Scott family said that baby Lennon Kate was due to arrive on December 27th. “I didn’t want her to be born on my birthday at first because I wanted her to have her own day,” Cassidy Scott told TODAY. “The closer I got, Dylan talked me into it. He had me come around to the idea of wanting it to happen.”
But while the couple was out at a restaurant to celebrate their shared birthday, Cassidy’s water broke. “I started having contractions, and I was like, Oh my gosh, this might actually happen,” she said. “And so I didn’t really have a choice at that point. I had to come around.”
Cassidy was born on December 18, 1996. Dylan was born on the same day two years later, in 1998.
“I always say now I don’t have a day to myself,” Dylan said. “But now I really don’t have a day to myself.”
The couple told TODAY that family and friends are already encouraging the couple to try to have their next child on the same day. “[W]e’ll try, but you know, no problem,” said Cassidy.
“If we can do it once, we can do it twice,” added Scott.
A similar phenomenon made headlines in 2017. Luke and Hillary Gardner were also born on the same day, and their son Cade Lee Gardner was born on the same birthday as both his parents. The Gardner family has something else in common with the Scotts: they were also all born on December 18. Luke and Hillary were not separated by years, though; they were born just six hours apart, on December 18, 1989.
The odds of a husband and wife sharing a birthday is about 1/365.