This is a non-political story that caught my eye. One of my friends from grad school shares the same birthday as her younger brother, but at least they were years apart. This woman gave birth to a child on the same day three years in a row.

Seth and Lauren Stevenson, of Dickinson, were married in 2013 after a three-day engagement just three months after they first met while working on an oilfield site near Camel’s Hump Lake.


So it only made sense that on Thursday, for the third consecutive year on the same exact day, the couple welcomed their third child.


Newborn Henry, born Sept. 1, 2016, joins 2-year-old brother Axel, born Sept. 1, 2014, and 1-year-old sister Tommie, born Sept. 1, 2015.


“I can’t believe it’s actually the same,” Lauren said Friday.


The 23-year-old mother said all three children were natural births, and that she was ready for 9-pound, 12-ounce Henry to arrive, even though her due date was Sept. 4.


“I was a big mama,” Lauren said.


Dr. William Lowe, the family’s obstetrician at CHI St. Alexius Health in Dickinson, delivered all three of the Stevenson children and said he’s pleased to be a part of an experience so rare he’s never seen or heard of it happen in his nearly 50 years in the medical field.


I would be willing to bet that Seth Stevenson’s birthday is around November 26th which is exactly 40 weeks before September first. You see 40 weeks, not 9 months (which is 39 weeks) is the human gestation period. When my grad school friend grew up and realized the real timing of pregnancy counted back 40 weeks prior to the birthday she shared with her brother she discovered it was her dad’s birthday.  She figured that dad was “getting it” once a year as a birthday present. Perhaps Seth Stevenson’s birthday celebration was the same.