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Six babies born on Leap Day at Glendale Adventist

One-day-old Samuel Joel Pallares was born on Leap Day Monday, Feb. 29, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. His parents are Gloria Sosa-Pallares and Dominic Pallares.

One-day-old Samuel Joel Pallares was born on Leap Day Monday, Feb. 29, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. His parents are Gloria Sosa-Pallares and Dominic Pallares.

(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

Six babies were born at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Leap Day Monday, which means they technically get to have their birthdays celebrated once every four years.

One of them was Samuel Pallares, who arrived about three weeks earlier than expected, but that’s all right, said his mother, Gloria Sosa-Pallares.

“He happened to come a little earlier, but that just makes it even more special,” she said.

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While she wasn’t expecting a Leap Day birth, Sosa-Pallares already knows how she’s going to handle his first birthday and later ones down the road.

“Unfortunately, it won’t be on his birthday, that only comes every four years, so [the party] will either be on the day before or after,” Sosa-Pallares said.

New parents Dominic and Gloria Pallares pose with their 1-day-old leap-year baby boy, Samuel Joel, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Tuesday.

New parents Dominic and Gloria Pallares pose with their 1-day-old leap-year baby boy, Samuel Joel, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Tuesday.

(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

She lives in Baldwin Park with her husband, Dominic Pallares, who works at Glendale Adventist. She thought she’d have a good amount of time to make it down to Glendale, given her experience giving birth to two other children, Sosa-Pallares said.

Samuel came out a little on the small side, weighing 5 pounds and 11 ounces, but he’s perfectly healthy otherwise.

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“I’m fine with it,” Sosa-Pallares said.

The five other newborns on Leap Day were also born healthy, said Alicia Gonzales, Glendale Adventist’s spokeswoman.

Working at the hospital for more than two decades, Gonzales said she can’t recall a year when so many Leap Day babies were born.

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Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com

Twitter: @ArinMikailian

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