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02/29/08- Longview

Good Shepherd Welcomes Two Newborn Leap Year Babies

They're cute, cuddly, and the "little shining lights" of their mother's eyes. They are the first two newborn babies at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. "It's really not anything you can put into words. It's an awesome feeling," said Jessica Thomas, mother of  newborn Taydrin Thomas. Taydrin was the first born leap year baby at Good Shepherd.   

"I actually made a joke about it a couple of months ago. I said that Taydrin would be born on leap year and here he is,"said Thomas. 

While Taydrin was taking a leap into life at 7:30 a.m., the second leap year baby, Elliot Lattin, was getting ready to make his delivery. "This was a planned c-section but when I got here this morning every three to six minutes I was having contractions.  So, the doctor said this was just our day to have a baby.  His daddy says we're going to save money that way. We only have to buy a gift every four years," said Pam Lattin, Elliott's mom. 

Good Shepherd tells us these two handsome bundles of joy aren't the only leap day babies. Today, they still have two more deliveries.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com

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