One California family who gave birth this month is unlikely to ever forget their newest addition’s birthdate — and they’re not the only ones.
Mom Eman Shehadeh and dad Ahmad Jazaeri already had one son and one daughter at home when Shehadeh gave birth to a tie-breaker 6 lb, 11 oz., 20-inch baby, a son named Zachriya, at Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center on February 2. But the baby’s unique birth date, 2-2-22, was even more memorable because he was also born at 2:22 pm! The date 2-2-22 is a palindrome, meaning that the number reads the same both forwards and backwards. Kaiser Permanente announced that both mom and baby were doing well.
Amazingly, baby Zachriya was not the only California baby born on such an unusual date and at an unusual time.
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, a sister hospital to Kaiser Permanente Anaheim, announced in a press release that first-time parents Natalie and Angel Hernandez also welcomed a son, Ramon, on February 2 at 2:22 pm. Ramon measured 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches long. He was also the 22nd great-grandchild to Grandmother Josephine on the maternal side.
A Pittsburgh CBS affiliate noted another birth on 2-2-22 at 2:22 — this one, a little girl in a Pennsylvania hospital. First-time parents Amanda and Ryan Liscio met beautiful baby Freya after “battling some complications that morning.” Amanda’s due date was February 1, and medication she received to induce labor caused Freya’s heart rate to temporarily drop. Fortunately, Freya rebounded thanks to the competence of mom and baby’s health care team. She was born healthy, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.
In January of this year, Live Action News shared the story of twins born 15 minutes apart, but on different days, and in different months and years. Older brother Alfredo Trujillo was born at 11:45 pm on December 31st, 2021, while his younger sister Aylin arrived at midnight on January 1st, 2022. While Alfredo can claim bragging rights for being born first, Aylin was the first baby born in the county in 2022.
In addition, a set of micro-preemie triplets recently made the Guinness World Records for being born on different days, years, and in different decades.
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