Miracle Baby Born on 9/11 at 9:11 & Weighing 9 lbs. 11 ounces
If you were a betting man or womanor someone who played the lotter and believed in signs and not coincidence you may have to put your money on the number 9-1-1.
A Tennessee couple welcomed their daughter on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 (9/11) terror attacks. But they were shocked to learn that the baby arrived at exactly 9:11 p.m. and weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces.
Christina Malone-Brown is one of thousands who have been born at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, but the circumstances of her birth are “one in a million,” said Janet Callicott, a nurse at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit where Christina was Thursday.
“Everybody was saying we should go play the lottery,” joked Justin Brown, Christina’s father.
Justin and his wife Cametrione Malone-Brown arrived at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital in Tennessee on Wednesday evening for a scheduled C-section.
It was around 8:55 p.m. when Cametrione entered the delivery room to welcome her little girl. And when the clock struck 9:11 p.m., Christina Brown was born — weighing exactly 9 pounds, 11 ounces.
“Time was just rolling,” the newborn’s father, Justin, told local news station WREG. “The next thing you know, they called it 9:11 and then they got on the table and they were like, ‘Oh my gosh, she weighs 9 [pounds], 11 [ounces].’”
“It’s very rare but very special. It just makes her an even more special little girl than she already is,” Rachel, Laughlin, a patient coordinator at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, told the news station.
Malone-Brown, of Southaven, Mississippi, said she’s recovering after the C-section and “relieved she’s out,” as Christina is the heaviest baby she has had.
“The whole time (the doctor) was stitching her back up, she couldn’t believe it, she kept saying, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve got a 9/11, 9/11, 9/11,” Justin Brown said.
Though the couple recognized 9/11 is a time of remembrance and sorrow for the country, they noted their daughter represents joy on such a day.
“She comes in on 9/11, there was so much devastation but she’s bringing all this joy and