Meet Central Iowa’s Leap Year Babies

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Several babies will be celebrating their birthday every four years. Some central Iowa parents welcomed their newborns on Leap Day Monday in Des Moines.

At Methodist Hospital, Zane Guttormson was born at 4:31 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and is 19 inches long. His parents, Ashley and Nik said they knew it was a chance.

"It is fun and so many people ask about it and talk about it. He's become a popular guy," says Ashley Guttormson, of Ankeny.

As big Cyclone fans, the family joked Zane wanted to come early for the ISU game Monday night. Zane is already decked out in Iowa State gear.

Just down the hall, Wyatt Lincoln Earp was born via c-section at 11:26 a.m. He weighs 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is 20 inches long.

Wyatt is the fourth Wyatt Earp in his family.

“We are related to the Wyatt Earp, and so I’m Wyatt Earp III and this will be another notch in the belt of Wyatt Earps right here,” says dad Wyatt Earp.

Baby Wyatt will go by his middle name Lincoln. The family thought a Leap Day baby would be fun.

"I was born on Valentine’s Day so we thought it here we go we have an opportunity for him to have a special day as well," Earp said.


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