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Ruby Akin, 7, left, Desmond Akin, 1 center, and Langston Akin, 4, right are photographed playing outside their home in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The 3 children were all born on Feb. 7 exactly 3 years apart. (Dan Honda/Staff)

PLEASANT HILL -- Desmond Akin is celebrating his second birthday with a party on Saturday.

And, it promises to be a one-in-a-million event.

Actually, according to a statistics professor at Ohio State University, it's more like a one-in-7.5-million occasion, since Desmond is celebrating along with his older siblings, all born on Feb. 7.

Desmond's celebratory cake will be decorated with a lion; something his sister and brother selected.

Two cakes -- a chocolate one with monsters for Langston, turning 5, and a strawberry one decorated with hearts for Ruby, now 8 -- will be part of the party's menu Saturday, as the three siblings share their birthday.

The biological children of a Pleasant Hill couple were all born on Feb. 7, three years apart, with no medical intervention.

"It's a fun conversation starter. There are tons of people with the same birthday, but never with three," says the proud mom, Karen Adamo.

The threesome will celebrate with great merriment for the first time this year because Ruby and Langston's party was interrupted by Desmond's arrival in 2010.

Albeit a planned pregnancy, Adamo and her husband, Jeremiah Akin, still thought their son's home birth on Feb. 7, 2010, was quite far-fetched.

"Ultimately, it's a gift. It's a bonding they have between them ... There are a lot of best things about it," says Adamo, citing how photos marking milestones and holidays are the same for each child.


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There may have been signs of birth month similarities in their first two children, as their mom describes Ruby and Langston as "both very sensitive children in very sensitive ways ... (and) very cautious about taking physical risks."

However, Desmond soon debunked any correlation with sharing a birthday and temperament.

"He has no hesitation about diving in head first," Adamo says of her toddler.

While Ruby has expressed some irritation at having to share her special day, the second-grader at Gregory Gardens Elementary School says: "It's fun to tell people ... and I like it because we get to have big parties."

"The separate cakes is what saves us in terms of anyone feeling like they missed out," adds Adamo.

Meanwhile, Langston has no grasp of how unlikely their sharing a birthday is, his mom reports.

But, their father knows just how lucky he is.

"I'm so proud. It's amazing. Whenever I think about it, it makes me happy," Akin says. "If you'd asked me this when I was a kid, I never would've believed it."

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