Sarah Peeler grew up hearing from her family that all she had to do to
claim a world record was give birth on a certain day – no pressure.
Aug. 13 is a very special day for the Peeler family – it’s
a birthday shared by Peeler, her father and her grandmother.
And, at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange on that very day this year, Peeler’s
daughter, Lori, was born, earning the family a tie for the Guinness World
Record for most generations born on the same day of the year.
Once Guinness finishes reviewing the evidence, the Orange County family
will share the record with four other families throughout the world.
When Peeler, a Santa Ana resident, found out what day her daughter was
expected, she couldn’t help but laugh, she said.
“Of course that was the day,” Peeler said. “It’s
just fate at this point, there’s nothing I can do to stop it.”
For all four generations, there has been no induced labor or C-sections
– it’s all been pure chance, or destiny, as Peeler likes to call it.
Peeler joked the worst possible day to have her baby would have been on
the 12th or the 14th – she always thought the record was a fun idea,
and to miss it by a hair would have been the worst, she said. At one point,
doctors said the baby may come as early as the 10th – but with her
family’s track record, Peeler told them there likely wasn’t
any getting away from the 13th.
“It always felt like it was going to happen or not, and it was sort
of out of my control,” Peeler said. “But it’s really
fun – my grandma is over the moon.”
Depending on how things go, Peeler said, Lori could end up breaking the
record and bringing it home exclusively to her family – once again,
no pressure, she joked.
JONATHAN WINSLOW |
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