A couple from Waco, Texas, received the ultimate end-of-the-year treat: three new grandchildren, born in the space of nine hours.
Bryant and Suzanne Stanton are not new grandparents. They already had five grandchildren, including one born early in December. The additional grandchildren had due dates of Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 4. Instead all three arrived last weekend within a nine-hour span. According to the details of the stories as related by KWTX and the Waco Tribune, the births seem to have been non-induced, with one family member giving credit to the full moon.
All of the Stanton offspring are said to live in the Waco area, so family gatherings should be frequent. I am happy for the Stantons, but I don't envy them the task of celebrating four grandchild birthdays in December, which tends to be already crowded with celebrations. Grandmother Suzanne Stanton was quoted as saying they may celebrate half-birthdays instead. In my opinion, a combined birthday party may be just the ticket. Another challenge that the Stantons may face is cousin rivalry, which tends to be more intense when cousins are close together in age.
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