Aurora Phoenix Read snoozes contentedly through her first day, watched by parents Sharna Gore and Luke Read.The mystery of whether couple Sharna Gore and Luke Read’s baby would be born on February 29 was solved yesterday at 2.16am at Warrnambool Base Hospital.
Nanjing Night Net

Aurora Phoenix Read, at 2820g (six pounds, three ounces), was the first baby in Warrnambool to be born on the special date.

And her parents could not be prouder.

The Warrnambool couple hoped that when Ms Gore entered into her 10-hour labour their baby would arrive on the 28th.

“As the day went on we realised she’ll be born on the 29th, but that’s OK,” her mum said.

Aurora will celebrate future birthdays on March 1, her due date, and have extra special leap year celebrations.

Aurora is Ms Gore and Mr Read’s first born and they look forward to starting their next chapter as a family.

“It doesn’t feel real at all,” said Ms Gore, who had only managed one hour’s sleep with the excitement of the birth and visitors coming to congratulate the new family.

“I hope she’ll be a good baby like I was — one that sleeps through the night,” Ms Gore said.

“She’s so quiet, you don’t even realise she’s there,” said Mr Read.

“She barely made a noise even at birth, apart from a few yelps.”

The couple said their daughter was not named after Disney’s Princess Aurora.

As she happily dozed through all the fuss yesterday, the tiny newborn looked more like Sleeping Beauty.

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