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Roseville welcomes Leap Day baby

Dad was hoping for a ‘leapling’
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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When future dad Nate Holland found out his daughter’s due date was Feb. 25, he joked about having a leapling.

So he wasn’t upset when the baby was late.

“He was hoping for a Leap Year baby the whole time,” Sarah Holland said, as she recovered from 10 hours of labor at Sutter Roseville Medical Center on Wednesday.

Her water broke Tuesday night and at 3:03 a.m. on Leap Day she gave birth to her daughter, Elizabeth, at 8 pounds, 20.5 inches. Elizabeth joins two other babies born at the medical center today.

This is the first child for the Rancho Cordova residents.

“We’re super excited about (her being born on Leap Day),” Sarah Holland said. “It’ll be fun to have big parties to celebrate her actual birthday every four years.”

The parents will consider Feb. 28 the date for Elizabeth’s annual birthday so she gets to celebrate a day early.

“No one has their birthday celebration on their actual birthday anyway,” Nate Holland said.

Sena Christian can be reached at senac@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at SenaC_RsvPT.