Leap year babies celebrate their special birthdays

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DENVER -- More than five million people share February 29--Leap Day--as a birthday, celebrating their birthdays once every four years.

Leap Day was added to calendars to make up a quarter day lost every year as the earth around the sun.
Without making up for the lost four hours a year, we would be celebrating Easter in winter. So, with that said, more than 40 "leapers" along the Front Range got their first look at this crazy world.

“We think James Cain the fifth is so special,” said mom and dad (James IV and Latisha) Cain. “We are so blessed!”

Their youngster was the ninth born in the Children’s Unit at St. Joe’s Hospital in Denver.

At Boulder Community Hospital, Candee Jenkins also said hello to her third child—Rick Jenkins—who was turning eight hours young when we visited them.

“I have nine kids in my family, my husband had 10 children in his … we are with three and hoping for five,” said new mom, Candee.

While there are millions sharing this date of birth, some find aging only one year every four years a drag when they are kids.

Many states help leapers out, letting them get a driver’s license when they reach age four. And parents often use February 28th or March 1st as a day to celebrate their kid’s birth.

Many marry on this day to save money on their anniversary—men like it because it is easy to remember when their wedding day rolls around. But in the long run, many women probably love the day as they can have been on the planet for 48 years but can say they are just 12, not bad for those who want to stay young forever!

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