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Mom, Dad, and Baby All Celebrate Birthdays on New Year’s Day

Raheem Stover and his wife, Qiana Stover have always celebrated the New Year a little different than most folks . . . because both of their birthdays fall on January 1st. But with the birth of their baby girl–also born on New Year’s Day–they’ll have even more to celebrate.

Autumn Stover

Their baby wasn’t actually due until January 10th, but around 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Qiana’s water broke. Raheem rushed his wife to the UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. And in less than three hours, Raheem and Qiana were the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. The couple decided to name her Autumn, after their favorite season.

Raheem and Qiana Stover with daughter Autumn

“I’m still in shock about the whole thing,” Raheem told ABC News. “All of us share the same date together is really unbelievable . . . It didn’t all sink in until afterwards. And it’s New Year’s.”

Unbelievable is right! But this family is taking it all in stride, and they say they are looking forward to next year’s festivities. They’ll even make sure that everyone gets their own cake. Raheem says that he likes chocolate, but his wife doesn’t. And as far as baby Autumn is concerned, he says they’ll just have to wait and see.

“Somebody’s going to have to celebrate theirs on the 31st,” Raheem said. “Somebody’s going to have to go on the first, and maybe somebody’s going to have to take the second.”

A huge congratulations to this couple on the birth of their baby girl, and may they enjoy more cake than they can eat next New Year’s!

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Kate Givans is a wife and a mother of five—four sons (one with autism) and a daughter. She’s an advocate for breastfeeding, women’s rights, against domestic violence, and equality for all. When not writing—be it creating her next romance novel or here on Growing Your Baby—Kate can be found discussing humanitarian issues, animal rights, eco-awareness, food, parenting, and her favorite books and shows on Twitter or Facebook. Laundry is the bane of her existence, but armed with a cup of coffee, she sometimes she gets it done.

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