I tried very hard to will him to be a leap year
baby*, but apparently he was too anxious to get going to wait that long.
* - The predominant view in my family was that being born on 2/29 would be a bad thing. I, however, think otherwise. When Jacob is 60 and wants to know why he can't tell people it's his 15th birthday, I (or my ghostly spirit, as the case will probably be) will let him know I did the best I could.