March 6 has a special meaning for Tiffany Brown of Wallaceburg.
She was born at Sydenham District Hospital on that day in 1987, and 20 years later on the same day, she gave birth to her daughter Kayla at the Chatham Health Alliance in Chatham.
But the similarity doesn’t end there. Not only was Kayla born on her mom’s birthday, but also she was born at exactly the same time, 7:23 p.m.
There was exactly one-pound difference between mom and daughter, with Tiffany at seven pounds 13 ounces and Kayla one pound heavier.
Tiffany was supposed to have her first child Feb. 26, 2007, but her due date came and went.
“I wasn’t surprised since the due date is only an estimate,” Tiffany said, “but I was still waiting more than a week later.”
Days passed, and on March 5, her doctor decided she would be induced the next day.
“I knew going in that Kayla was going to be born on my birthday but it wasn’t until I had her that I knew the rest. My room was filled with everyone wishing me a happy birthday and Kayla a happy birthday,” she said.
Tiffany’s mom, Melissa, was the one who noticed that Kayla’s time of birth was exactly the same.
“It’s incredible that 20 years to the minute I was born, Kayla came into the world,” Tiffany said.
The similarities don’t end there. The favourite colour for both is red, and according to Tiffany they share the same mindset.
“We both share the same attitude,” she said with a laugh. “I know what she’s going to come back with before she says it.”
The shy seven year old says she thinks its “nice” that she has the same birthday as her mom. The Grade One student at Holy Family School says no one else in her class is born on the same day as their mom.
This Mother’s Day, the pair, along with siblings Delilah, Hayden and Ciaenna, will go out for breakfast somewhere.
“It’s a family tradition,” Tiffany said.
Asked what present she’s getting her mom, Kayla whispered, “We’re making something at school. It’s a secret.”