On the first day of July, with the birth of this boy, everyone was amazed. Because he and his dad happen to be born on the same day.
But it turned out that the case is unique not only for this reason.
In the fall of 2016, the Eppards found out their family was expecting a child.
“We recently moved into a new house. “Maybe the stress affected our son’s due date,” Conor says of the child’s premature birth.
“She started having contractions. On June 30, we had a doctor’s visit, a routine checkup, and an ultrasound. The doctor finished the exam and said, “You should go to the hospital, I think labor has started.”
Conor broke the news to his grandfather over the phone. But before that, he asked her to sit down first.
It turns out that Connor’s grandfather, James Morissette, who is now a great-grandfather, was also born on July 1.
“We found out about the pregnancy in the fall, the approximate date was early July, to which we joked, ‘it would be nice if all three had the same birthday.’ But we seriously didn’t expect that to happen,” says the happy dad.
“It’s just amazing. It’s great that now my son is joining me and my grandfather.”
The baby was named Boden Matthew James Eppard after his grandfather, James Morissette.
“Connor and his grandfather are friends and this will bring them closer. When Boden was born on July 1, it was just an extra gift,” adds Jordyn.
The news of this baby has spread like wildfire around the world.
After all, the odds of such a match are 1 in 33,374, or 0.0029%, according to math professor Dr. Ben Deere.