Sussex

Eastbourne baby born on same date as his two siblings

A baby born at an East Sussex hospital has arrived on the same date in October as his two older siblings.

Sami Allali was born at Eastbourne District General Hospital on 7 October, 10 days overdue and weighing 7lb 6oz.

His birth date is shared by his three-year-old brother Adam, born in 2007, and five-year-old sister Najla who was born in 2005.

Parents Jennifer and Driss Allali said they hoped it would give the siblings an even greater bond.

'Added excitement'

Mrs Allali, 39, a brain injury clinical care manager, said: "It feels like fate.

"During the last few days of the pregnancy I thought, 'Gosh, this baby could also come on October 7'.

"The fact that they all share the same birthday is just fantastic. They are going to be brothers and sisters but with the added excitement of having birthdays on the same date," she said.

Mr Allali, 37, an Arabic and English translator, said he was amazed.

"It'll make it very hard to forget their birthdays."

Najla was born two weeks overdue at 2am on 7 October 2005 at North Staffordshire Hospital.

Adam was born two years later at the same hospital when the couple were living in Stoke-on-Trent.

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