NORWICH – Monday, February 29 was a busy leap day in the maternity department of UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, yielding two recorded births on the occasional date right here in Chenango County.
Despite having defied the one-in-1,461 odds of being born on February 29, both mothers and babies – or “leapsters” – are doing well and looking forward to many birthdays to come.
Baby girl Madilynn Prosser was born at 7:59 a.m. to parents Shana and Dustynn Prosser. Madilynn measured 19 inches in length and weighed-in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Madilynn has an older brother at home.
Baby boy Connor Matthews was born to mother Darcy Hoyt and father Craig Matthews at 12:08 p.m. on Feb. 29. He weighed an impressive 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 and one half inches long. Connor will join his three older sisters at home.