Three Kids, Same Birthday, Different Years

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It sure makes planning a birthday party easier -- one Utah family has three children who share a birthday. And no, they aren't triplets.

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Emily and Eric Thompson of Midvale, Utah were expecting their third child, a boy, on Dec. 20. But the baby had other plans, according to the Today Show, and arrived five days early -- on the same day that his sister Emery, 8, and brother Easton, 4, were also born.

Emily realized she was in labor in the wee hours of Dec. 15, and as if that wasn't surprise enough, she also realized she didn't have time to get to the hospital. The 9-pound, 3-ounce baby boy was delivered at home by dad Eric, with some assistance from a 911 operator.

"I didn't have a lot of time to think about it, honestly," Eric tells Today. "It was a little bit of panic and a little bit of excitement all at once."

Eric says he didn't panic too much, however, and thanks to help from a 911 operator on the phone, the baby arrived safely. "I knew what to do, I guess you see a little bit of it in the movies. It was just instinctual, I guess," Eric tells Today.

Mom and baby are doing just fine, and Emily says she is thrilled to have all three of her children share one special birthday. As for Eric, he offered his experience for other home births.

"My midwife services are available," he tells Today, with a laugh.

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