“I was due New Year’s Eve, and all my friends kept saying, ‘if you just wait until 12:01 on New Year’s Day, you’ll be on the news!’” laughed new mom Katherine Jones. Jones, along with her husband, David, and baby, Victoria Marie, received national news coverage after little Victoria decided to come into the world on a numerically special birthday, at 10:11 a.m. on 12-13-14. “The doctors just said it had to be like right now, and none of us realized what time it was,” David Jones told CNN. “Her nurse, Jawna, alerted us with a scream that coincidentally that we had a 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 baby,” said Dr. Monique Schoenhage, who delivered the baby.
Both parents are Navy veterans, and they were happy to be able to cheer on the Navy as they took on the Army in football while resting peacefully with their newborn. Victoria must have been good luck, as Navy beat Army, 17-10 for the 13th straight game.
Little Victoria came in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces and 18 inches long.
According to KGUN 9, Saturday’s sequential date won’t happen again for 89 years. The next sequential date by the MM-DD-YY method is 1-2-3, happening Jan. 2, 2103. Similar sequential dates will take place Jan. 2, 2034 or 1-2-34 and Jan. 23, 2045 or 1-23-45.
The media attention is certainly exciting for TMC’s Labor & Delivery, which delivers the most babies in the state.
“I guess babies come when they want to come!” said Katherine.
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