Leap Year Baby

Calais Regional Hospital Obstetrics staff was very excited to welcome Leap Year Baby Melody Lynne Dow. The next time this little leapling’s birthday rolls around, she will be in preschool!


Melody was born to Meredith Royer and Jeremy Dow of Calais at 8:31 a.m. on February 29, 2016. She weighed 7lbs 9.8 oz and is 20 inches long. She is a new sister to Ellery Dow, who is a star in his own right, earning the title of CRH New Year’s Baby when he was born.


Melody now shares her birthday with about 5 million other people on earth, while the rest us share our birthdays with more than 19 million people. Since the frog is a symbol associated with leap year, Calais Regional Hospital presented its Leap Year Baby with some frog themed gifts and a balloon.


Congratulations on the addition to your family!