Leap of faith for little Chloe
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Proud parents Caroline and Simon with daughter Chloe.
Picture: Jim Payne
MEET Fife's first leap year baby of 2012 ... little Chloe Marie Dawes.
The Dalgety Bay tot arrived shortly after midnight on 29th February, a date which normally arises just once every four years.
It's a second child for delighted parents Simon and Caroline, both lawyers, of Longhill Gardens, and a wee sister for 21-month-old Lewis.
Caroline (31) said, "Everyone was predicting it and I was hoping it wouldn't be the case.
"But now she's arrived it feels really special that she's a leap year baby."
When asked what their future birthday plans for Chloe would be, she added, "We'll just have to make every four years extra special.
"She is probably going to have a big sixteenth birthday, a momentous one that will fall on a leap year."
Chloe was born at 12.37am at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, weighing 8lbs 2oz. She was eight days late after being predicted to arrive on 21st February.
Proud dad Simon said, "It's pretty special having a baby, full stop. But then having a second which is a girl who turns up 37 minutes after it became 29th February ... it's a pretty exciting time.
"I did accidentally tell her she had 40 minutes to go at 11.20pm and to start pushing a bit harder," he laughed. "I got a look."
NHS Fife confirmed that a total of seven babies had been born on 29th February.