Baby leaps forth at Whidbey General

Anastasia Graham was the only baby born on Leap Day, Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Whidbey General Hospital.

Anastasia Graham weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Anastasia’s parents are Kassandra Kast and Joshua Graham, of Oak Harbor. She met her older brother, Chase Kast, and sister, Kara Kast, Thursday.

Kassandra Kast said they will celebrate Anastasia Graham’s birthday on March 1 each year because that was Kassandra’s mom’s birthday, who passed away last year.

“I guess every four years, she’ll have like a really amazing birthday,” Kassandra Kast said, adding that regardless of the unusual day her daughter was born, she’s just glad her baby is healthy.

Thanks to donations from community members, Anastasia Graham received clothing and blankets decorated with leaping frogs through Whidbey General Hospital’s first annual baby shower program, which supplies newborns with necessary items like a quilt, clothing and diapers.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 22
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates