For the Cumberbatch family, July 3rd has always been a happy day. Elmo Cumberbatch’s birthday is that day. However, it appears that he will have to share the attention in the future. From now on, the day preceding Independence Day will be marked with three Cumberbatch birthdays.
Grandpa could not be happier about it! Hailey and Liberty have been welcomed into the New York family. They were born on Grandpa’s 70th birthday, by the way. Elmo’s daughters, Shari and Simone Cumberbatch, were both pregnant at the same time. Despite both expecting to give birth in mid-July 2019, their little girls had their own fireworks in store.
Simone was able to plan the delivery of her daughter after learning she would be undergoing a C-section. She specifically picked July 3 so that her child might have a birthday with her grandfather. Shari’s baby chose to arrive early, not to be surpassed by her cousin! Liberty and Hailey arrived four and a half hours apart.
Shari ended up delaying the second delivery by a few hours when she went into labour hours before her sister’s planned C-section. However, both daughters were born on the same day.
“‘We’ve got a problem,’ the doctor stated. “Your sister was induced, and I didn’t anticipate her to go into labour until later, but she’s 8 centimetres dilated, and I’m going to have to take care of that, ”Simone Cumberbatch informed Good Morning America. At 12:57 p.m., Shari gave birth to Hailey, and at 5:30 p.m., Simone gave birth to Liberty. The two sisters, both living in Queens near one another, had their newborn daughters delivered at the same Rockville Centre hospital, Mercy Medical Center, by the same doctor.
“The Cumberbatch family has a lot to celebrate this Christmas!” the hospital wrote on social media in a special announcement about synchronicity. Simone and Shari were expecting their newborn daughters in the middle of July, but Liberty and Hailey had other designs… they were delivered on July 3rd at Mercy Medical Center, which also happens to be Elmo Cumberbatch’s (Simone and Shari’s) birthday! The family claims that the Fourth of July will never be the same again. Grandpa, parents, and kids are doing fantastic!”
Family gatherings on July 4th are about to get a whole lot more festive! Grandpa Elmo appeared to be looking forward to it — in fact, he appeared to have foreseen something like this:
He told a local CBS News station, “I always used to say what if, what if it occurred, not knowing it would actually happen.” The family will undoubtedly find out now. To accommodate all of the celebrations, holiday weekends will most certainly last an extra day.
Shari and Simone believe their baby girls will be inseparable. Shari Cumberbatch stated, “I’m hoping her cousin will be her best buddy.” The family seemed to have enough of love to go around on all three July 3rd birthdays.