Sofia Frances Beauprez crashed the party a bit early, possibly so she could share a little birthday magic with her grandfathers, former Gov. Bill Owens and former Congressman Bob Beauprez.
Sofia’s due date was Jan. 2, but when Monica Owens Beauprez went to the doctor on Dec. 20 she learned her daughter might actually be late.
Instead, Monica started having contractions the next night. She and her husband John Beauprez went to the hospital, and Sofia was born the next day, the best early Christmas present anyone could imagine.
Monica’s mother Frances and John’s mom Claudia helped cut the umbilical cord after what Monica termed a “fairly easy” labor. Sofia, who weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces, was born on Dec. 22.
“My dad and John’s dad were both born on the 22nd so it’s great,” Monica said.