Ali Ulrich, from Halton City, Texas, wasn’t expecting to give birth for another two weeks.
But her newborn son, Landyn, had other plans and arrived this Sunday. It may have been earlier than predicted, but it was still perfect timing: he was born on December 31st.
During her pregnancy, Ali had joked about how her son might be born on New Year’s Eve, but she was still stunned when she went into labor on the holiday.
“They were like, ‘You’re having a baby today,’” she told CBS DFW.
“It’s New Year’s Eve. That’s unreal.”
Sharing a birthday with a holiday is a cool coincidence, but not uncommon. A lot of people are born on holidays—but in Landyn’s case, arriving on New Year’s Eve upholds a very unlikely family tradition:
All the members of his family share their birthdays with holidays!
The Ulrich’s yearly calendar is filled with double celebrations.
There’s Ali, who’s May 31st birthday often aligns with Memorial Day. Then there’s her husband, Joel, who’s March 17th birthday is St. Patrick’s Day.
“It’s always a lively night,” Joel joked to CBS.
But that’s not all: all three kids have holiday birthdays.
The oldest, Aislynn, was born April 1st, which is always April Fool’s Day—but in 2018, she’ll share her big day with two holidays:
“It actually falls on Easter too and she’s pretty excited about that,” Ali said.
The middle child, 2-year-old Ellison, was born Christmas Eve, when the family gets creative with their decorating.
“The last couple years, we put streamers and balloons over the top of the Christmas tree to cover all the Christmas stuff,” Joel said.
And now, Landyn will turn another year older as they count down to the new year.
The family is looking forward to a 2018 full of extra special holidays, with their newest addition just in time to join them.
“I think it’ll be a good year,” Ali said.
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