Little Alma from Britain gave her parents the best birthday present and made them the happiest parents in the world!
Simone Milner turned 29 on November 18, while her partner Matthew Leigh turned 40 on the same day. However, their birthday celebrations didn’t end with the cake bashing and gifts from relatives, as they had a big surprise waiting for them.
Their baby girl, who was due on December 3rd, arrived 15 days early, on the same day as her parents’ birthday! The couple said it was the “most special birthday present” and are excited that from now on, November 18 will be a day of celebration for all three of them.
Simone, who works in property finance, met Mat when she signed up at the gym he owns in November 2016. Days after he contacted her on Messenger, pointing out that they share their birthday, and after a few messages back and forth, they were off on their first date.
The couple didn’t imagine their first baby would arrive on their birthday when they got the lovely surprise news that Simone was pregnant in the spring because Alma was due on November 3. They went into the hospital for a routine monitoring checkup at 4 p.m. on the 17th and accepted the midwife’s offer to break the water.
After a 12-hour overnight ʟᴀʙᴏʀ, Alma was in an awkward position, so doctors advised a C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ on the 18th. Alma was born weighing seven pounds, four ounces, as her dad turned 40 and her mom turned 29, and the couple were still opening cards a week later. “Our house was flooded with good wishes,” Simone said. “There wasn’t a window sill or tabletop free of cards.”
“It was like she chose to be born on the same day as our birthday. She gave us the most special gift!” her mom said excitedly, while her dad added, “It’s magical. It’s very special that all three of us share the same birthday.”