Dressed to The Nines: Baby Arrives at 9 a.m. on 9/9/09, Weighing 9 Pounds

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Henry Michael Berendes came into the world wearing his birthday suit, but he was still dressed to the 9s.

The LaCrosse Tribune in Wisconsin reports that the third child of local couple Chuck and Polly Berendes was born at 9:09 a.m. on Sept. 9 and weighed, of course, 9 pounds, 9 ounces at birth.

"I don't know how it happened, but it's pretty crazy," Chuck Berendes, 29, told the paper.

The couple joked about the possibility of a triple-nine birthday when Polly's doctor scheduled a C-section. Chuck even suggested how funny it would be if the baby arrived at 9:09 a.m.

He told the Tribune he forgot about the numbers until after little Henry was put on the scales for the first time.

"They measure in metric and the doctor did the math in his head, but to be sure, he had the nurse convert it," he told the paper. "When she said 9 pounds, 9 ounces, I started laughing and he started laughing."

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