A mother of four ᴅᴇFɪᴇᴅ the ᴏᴅᴅs of at least 133,000 to one to give birth to her three children on the same day, years apart.
In 2008, another family achieved the same feat and was ʀᴇᴘᴏʀᴛᴇᴅ to have ʙᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ ᴏᴅᴅs ᴏF 133,000 ᴛᴏ ᴏɴᴇ . However, unlike them, all three of Katie’s children born on November 16 have had natural births, so they could have ʙᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ʜɪɢʜᴇʀ ᴏᴅᴅs. Katie Arnett 32, unexpectedly gave birth to son Alexander 11 days ʟᴀᴛᴇ meaning he shares his birthday with older sisters Iris and Eada. The baby boy’s arrival means he shares his birthday with two of his older sisters, Iris Ellen, eight, and Eada Rose, two. Katie said :”We had a birthday celebration on the Sunday the day before while I was in ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀ.” Katie’s other child Alisa was born ᴠɪᴀ ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and turned four on March 22 but as to ɴᴏᴛ ʙᴇ ʟᴇFᴛ ᴏᴜᴛ she celebrated her birthday with her sisters last year. Her children were ᴅᴜᴇ on different dates also so she had no idea they would be born on the same day of the year. Iris was ᴅᴜᴇ on November 17, Eada on November 7 and Alexander was expected to arrive on November 6. Alexander was born at 5am so Katie had plenty of time to spend with the children on the morning of their birthday.
When they ᴛʀᴏᴏᴘ ᴄᴀᴍᴇ back from school they ordered a Cʜɪɴᴇsᴇ ᴛᴀᴋᴇᴀᴡᴀʏ. Katie said: “It’s ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ really, I wish I’d have ᴘᴜᴛ ᴀ ʙᴇᴛ on it now. My mum helped ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀ Alexander on the ʟᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ with two amazing ᴘᴀʀᴀᴍᴇᴅɪᴄs and it was ǫᴜɪᴛᴇ sᴄᴀʀʏ, The ᴄᴏʀᴅ had ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴡʀᴀᴘᴘᴇᴅ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ Alexander’s ɴᴇᴄᴋ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ the birth and Katie said she was really please with the help she received at home but that it was ‘ʀᴇᴀʟʟʏ ʙᴀᴅ ᴛɪᴍɪɴɢ’. But also fantastic. He is gorgeous. He has a full ʜᴇᴀᴅ of hair and is really chilled. All of my ʟᴀʙᴏᴜʀs have been ʜɪɢʜ ʀɪsᴋ so to have him at home and for it to go well was the most incredible feeling. My eldest, Iris, had to be ɪɴᴅᴜᴄᴇᴅ and Eada came very quickly when I had been in ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ for about 11 minutes, so I was down to have Alexander at ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ . Iris, who insisted on helping, is absolutely over the moon about it but then she is used to it and has had to share her birthdays with Eada. Eada is only two and is too young to really understand it.”
Katie added: “I think we will probably have a joint party each year. What we did last year was just had a big birthday party for all the children. I made one big cake as well else we’d be eating cake for weeks but if they all want different things in the future I might have to change the plan. The girls are really happy to have a little brother but it was kind of strange for me to have a boy as I was so used to girls. The girls absolutely love him though but that’s it for kids now , four is plenty for me.”