Hospital expects 14 leap year babies

Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 17:25:04-05

It's a birthday that only comes once every four years. What are the odds of being born on February 29th? 1-in-1,461.

Today at Methodist Women's Hospital, staff expects fourteen babies born this this leap day.

At 7 pounds 15 ounces, Lennon Kiihne was the first leap year baby born today at Methodist Hospital.

The Kiihne family has an affinity when it comes to numbers. Dad Joel crunches them every day at his job with Mutual of Omaha. Now he, mom Jamie, and their son Abram,4, have some new numbers to crunch: birthdays. 

Lennon will be 4 when she's driving, 64 when she celebrates her sweet 16, and h 25 when she celebrates her centennial birthday.

Unique dates are nothing new in this family. They married on April Fools Day.  The family plans to go home Wednesday, but being a leap baby isn't the biggest thing they're celebrating in this family.

"She's the first girl, in 24 years on my side. That's what they're all excited about," Joel said.