Chad Soper
Barbie and Chad Soper pose with their children Cearra, Chloe and Cameron.
updated 10/16/2010 11:39:31 AM ET 2010-10-16T15:39:31

Having a child born on 10/10/10 is pretty cool, but having that birth follow two others on 8/8/08 and 9/9/09 — that's got to be impossible, right?

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Well, meet Chad and Barbie Soper, whose daughter Cearra was born on Oct. 10; whose other daughter Chloe was born on Aug. 8, 2008; and whose son Cameron was born on Sept. 9, 2009.

The family from Rockford, Mich., first got the attention of their hometown news media, but have since gone national — including an appearance Saturday on NBC's "TODAY" show.

"I thought it was neat numbers, something fun for the kids on their driver’s license – oh, your birthday has rhyming numbers," Barbie Soper said on TODAY.

"When the third one came around and it did end up on 10/10/10, I was surprised and I was happy because then the little one wouldn’t be left out."

So is 11/11/11 in the cards? Both Sopers are quick to say no.

"Definitely no," Barbie Soper earlier this week. "We wanted three and I'm glad we have that."

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    ROBACH: And, Dr. Van Slooten , because the babies were induced there are some people who might think, 'Yeah, this wasn't really a coincidence. This was a planned event. They wanted to have all their kids on these dates.'

    Dr. VAN SLOOTEN: Mm-hmm.

    ROBACH: Did you give any consideration to those dates specifically when planning these actual labor days?

    Dr. VAN SLOOTEN: No, no, we didn't. The initial plan with this pregnancy was to wait till later, as we did with the second.

    Ms. SOPER: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

    Dr. VAN SLOOTEN: So with the -- with this one Barbie developed some vascular complications that required we deliver earlier. And that weekend became it, so.

    Ms. SOPER: Yep.

    ROBACH: So, Barbie , I have to ask, a lot of people think of these dates -- people get married on these dates, they plan events and ceremonies around these dates because they consider them lucky. What did you think when you had all three babies born on these considered lucky dates?

    Ms. SOPER: Well, you know, I didn't really -- I thought it was neat numbers, something fun for the kids, you know, on their driver's license. You know, 'Oh, your birthday has, you know, rhyming numbers.' But it ended up -- kind of when the third one came around and it did end up on 10/10/10 I was -- I was really -- I was surprised, and I just -- I was happy because then the little one wouldn't be left out, so.

    ROBACH: Right, they all have special birthdays.

    Ms. SOPER: Right.

    ROBACH: Well, they're all beautiful children. We're glad they're healthy and happy. Barbara , Chad , Chloe , Cameron , Cearra and Dr. Van Slooten , thank you all.


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