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Leap year baby delivered in Bountiful
by Warren Pettey
Mar 03, 2004 | 209 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

BOUNTIFUL -- It's a one in 1461 chance, but Clair Uryan became one of only 4 million in the world who share the unique leap-year birthday. She arrived at 11:47 a.m. last Sunday on a snowy morning at Lakeview Hospital.
Her parents, Jana and Joel, say they plan to celebrate her birthday at midnight between February 28 and March 1 on the "off years," and, of course, on leap years, it'll be the 29th.
In the words of Joel, it'll be a "Clair Fest."
Clair weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her mom feels Clair's auburn hair fits her personality.
"She wanted to be unique, Jana said, "with red hair on the 29th. And she's not a quiet newborn either," said Jana. "When she cries, she cries loud."
Clair joins three siblings, and, according to mom and dad, it is unlikely that any of them understand Clair's unique birthday.
According to Jana, Joel was very pro-leap year with the expected March 2 due date. And Clair barely missed her mom's February 27 birthday as well.
Clair's parents are already geared up for the "fun" that accompanies the so-called "Leapers."
"When she turns 16," Joel said, "we'll be able to tell her, 'No, you can't do anything. You're only four.'"
Joel's work brought the Uryan family from Seattle to Bountiful only three months ago.
Clair is one of five leap-year birthdays in Davis County. Davis Hospital in Layton had four February 29 births.
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