Sanford baby born at 11:11 a.m. on 11/11/11

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Shutan Poissonier says she'd always been told to make a wish when the clock hits 11:11.

(AP Photo/Goodall Hospital)

This photo released by Goodall Hospital in Sanford, Maine, shows parents Michael Gonzalez, left, and Shutan Poissonier, right, with their newborn baby Azalea Marie, who was born at 11:11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.

At 11:11 a.m. on 11/11/11, her wish for a healthy, happy baby came true. That's when she delivered a 5-pound, 15-ounce girl, Azalea Marie.

"I couldn't feel more blessed than to have her at 11:11," Poissonier told The Associated Press. "That's pretty lucky."

When Poissonier, 19, of Sanford, arrived at Goodall Hospital early Friday morning, she joked with nurses that maybe her baby would arrive at 11:11 a.m. Her hunch was right.

The baby came a week earlier than expected, but no medications were used to induce birth, said Dr. Catherine Miele.

"It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime event: I will never see this happen again," Miele said. "Azalea had a plan to make her arrival known."

Poissonier's fiance, 20-year-old Michael Gonzalez, was on hand for the delivery.

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David  Cote's picture

Congrats to the new parents

And, thankfully for Mom little Azalea didn't weigh in at 11 pounds 11 ounces.


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