‘Miracle Joy’ Baby Born Same Day as Mom and Grandma


Aimee Hernando got the “best birthday present ever” when her daughter was born on the same day that she — as well as her mother — was.

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The Arizona mother of four welcomed her daughter on Monday, Hernando’s 33rd birthday and the 56th birthday of her mom, Tammy Pierce. Due to give birth at the end of January, Hernando told ABC News Thursday that she wondered if the timing would work out for another child to share the special day. “Then when I went into labor, I just kept thinking, Oh my goodness! Is this really happening? she said, adding, “I got in, told the doctor, ‘She has to come before midnight.’”


Photo: ABC News

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After enjoying sharing a birthday with her mom, Hernando explained, “I just thought, Oh, how great would that be to experience that myself. Three generations would just be really crazy. And it happened.”


Hernando and her family pose in the hospital. (Photo: ABC News)

Hernando and her husband named the baby girl Miracle Joy — and grandma Pierce believes the name is fitting. “[She is] a miracle from God,” Pierce declared, in part because Hernando and her husband had only just recently struggled with fertility. Fourteen months ago, all that changed when the couple welcomed a boy, joining their two adopted sons, ages 11 and 8.

Another reason the “miracle” name is a fitting choice? The eerie coincidence that the infant’s birth weight fell into sequence with her mother’s and her grandmother’s. “My mom’s birth weight was 6 pounds 10 ounces, mine was 6 pounds 9 ounces, and Miracle’s was 6 pounds 8 ounces,” Hernando revealed. “We just thought that was so cool!”


Photo and top photo: ABC News

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