Rayan, newborn son of Hira Imran and Imran Muhammad, was born on the same date as his father.
Rayan, newborn son of Hira Imran and Imran Muhammad, was born on the same date as his father. Ebony Battersby

Son's arrival the best birthday gift for dad

LIKE father, like son. For newborn baby Rayan, there was no better day to enter the world than his father's birthday.

"It was the best birthday gift I have ever received," laughed Imran Muhammad.

"This year I had to celebrate my birthday a day late so he could have the spotlight."

Born on July 28 at 12.30pm, little Rayan entered the world as the first born child of Mr Muhammad and his wife Hira Imran - exactly 32 years after the birth of his father.

When Mr and Mrs Muhammad heard the due date for their bub, they did a double take.

"We never actually believed he would arrive on the same date," Mr Muhammad said.

"But when the contractions started, we knew that we had better get to the hospital."

After a relatively quick labour without complications the young family welcomed the beautiful baby boy weighing 3030g at Gladstone Base Hospital.

A full head of hair was another welcome surprise for Mrs Muhammad, who had hoped for hair throughout her pregnancy.

For new mother Hira, the arrival could not have come on a better day.

Only having to remember one date to buy birthday presents for the two most important men in her life was just a bonus.