Kristin Zawacki, 33, a loan officer from Bay City, MI, has never really liked having her birthday on Christmas.
“Growing up, I felt like I really didn’t have a birthday to myself, just that one special day everyone looks forward to,” she explains. “Instead, I had to share it with others who received presents, too.”
Despite her misgivings over a holiday birthday, when Zawacki found out that her son’s due date was on December 27, she never once considered that he might actually be born on Christmas, too.
As a well-prepared first-time mom, she knew that babies are rarely born on their due dates. She tells Babble that she was convinced that he would either come before or after Christmas. Because after all, what were the odds he would be born on her birthday?
As it would turn out, whatever the odds are, this is a family that beat them because little Tate Christopher Zawacki was born on Christmas Day — just like his mom.
The Christmas babe arrived at 8:16 am, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in his mother’s arms. (Kristin, for the record, wasn’t born until 4:49 pm on Christmas, so the little man has his mama beat for an early arrival at least!) Weighing in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and 19 inches long, Tate’s holiday arrival shocked both Zawacki and her husband Eric, a 32-year-old sports official, and their families.
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