Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
When the Parker family of Massapequa celebrates a birthday on July 19, it just won’t be for young Mason, who was born on that date last week at 11:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
In fact, that date will be the birthday of not just the son, but of both his parents, who were also born on July 19.
Jacquie and Paul Parker were planning to spend their birthdays in a low-key way, namely since Mason wasn’t due to make his arrival for a few more days. But, instead of a relaxed dinner, plans were changed at the last minute. Mason decided to get in on the birthday action and came into the world just in time at 11:30 p.m.
During a press conference held at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, about 12 hours after Mason was born, the family was greeted by a team of excited staff members and a group of journalists. After the proud parents described the events of the last few hours, everyone had one question in mind: “How can you possibly top this birthday next year?”
The Parkers agree that little Mason’s arrival was the best birthday present either has ever experienced.