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Several newborns claim 10/10/10 baby title, including two in the L.A. area

October 11, 2010 |  8:42 am
Baby Ema Marie Maciasm surrounded by mother, Norma, and father, Sammy, was born at 10:00 a.m. on October 10, 2010.

What are the chances of a baby being born on 10/10/10 at 10:00 or 10:10?

Well, given the bragging rights that baby would have for the rest of his or her life, it turns out quite a few chose (or were chosen) to pick that moment to enter the world.

In the Los Angeles area, Ema Marie Macias was officially delivered Sunday at 10 a.m. by cesarean section at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. A nurse told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that the proud mother came to the hospital at 7 a.m. and that the delivery time was in no way planned.

"I'm just so happy we have a healthy baby girl," father Sammy told the TV station. "The whole 10-10-10 at 10 in the morning, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, thing is just a huge coincidence."

Over in Mission Hills, Luke William Canfield was born at the same moment. Luke's dad, Chris, told KCAL-TV Channel 9 that he was keeping his eye on the clock when his wife was in the delivery room.

"One minute to go ... 10-10 hits, grabs the baby, just like that," he said.

There were news reports around the world of similar births, including in Santa Clara, Calif.; Cleveland; and Phoenix.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Ema Marie Macias, a 10/10/10 baby, flanked by her parents. Credit: KTLA News


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