A baby was born on Sept. 11 at 9:11 p.m., weighing in at 9 pounds and 11 ounces in what can only be described as a joyful coincidence on what has otherwise become a somber day of remembrance.
Little Christina Malone-Brown was born at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee, on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. While many babies are born on Sept. 11, just like every other day, Christina's birth time and vitals made her entrance into the world extra special.
"We had emotions and we felt it," Cametrione Malone-Brown, the baby girl's mother, said, according to a Facebook post from the hospital. "Then 18 years later on that day 9/11, you find triumph; you find a piece of joy from a day that was so drastic and still hurts."
A photo released by the hospital shows the precious baby girl asleep in her hospital crib, wearing a blue bow and already sporting an impressive head of hair.
During Christina's birth, which was by C-section, the doctor kept saying: "Oh my goodness, I've got a 9/11, 9/11, 9/11," the baby girl's father, Justin Brown, told the Commercial Appeal.
The Brown family did not immediately respond to a request for an interview, however Malone-Brown posted on Aug. 27 that she was due in "three weeks or less," putting her due date around Sept. 11.
She was already expecting Christina to be a big baby, since she noted her "Baby Jaws" was 8 pounds and 6 ounces during a doctor's appointment on Aug. 19. But with 1,440 minutes in a day, the fact that Christina was born at 9:11 p.m. makes the odds of being born at that time extra long.
Rachel Laughlin, a patient care coordinator at the hospital, said in a a press release, “I’ve worked in women’s services for over 35 years, and I’ve never seen a baby’s birthdate, time of birth, and weight all be matching numbers.
“This is extremely special, even more so with the 18th anniversary of 9/11. 9/11 was such a time of tragedy, Christina is a little bundle of hope and happiness. It’s been a privilege to be a part of this historic event,” she added.