By Kelsey Davis
Ander Neal Justice is the fourth Leap Year baby born today at Woman's hospital. He came into the world at 9:55 a.m. on Feb. 29 at six pounds, two ounces, and 19 inches. His parents are Lauren Lirette and Charles Justice of Baton Rouge.
The couple chose to induce labor so they could have their son on Leap day.
His parents say his birthday will help him stand out from his future classmates----so will the origin of his name.
"We went on a cruise, and one of the performers name was Ander, and we looked into it,' says Lirette. "We never discussed names. We just heard it and we chose it right then and there."
Now Ander will share his birthday with at least 19 others born at Woman's ... and the baby Rebecca Chutz is waiting to deliver across town at Lane Regional Medical Center.
This will be also be the couple's first child. Chutz's first child and her boyfriend's last name.
"We're just blessed," says Andrew Giles. "... just blessed. I am excited."