911 Dispatcher Gives Birth at 9:11 p.m. on 9/11

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TaMara Sheppard of Tacoma, Wash., gave birth to her daughter at 9:11 p.m. on -- wait for it, wait for it -- 9/11.

Freaky? Oh, it gets better. Sheppard is a 911 dispatcher.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Sheppard, a dispatcher out of Puyallup, Wash., went into labor around 7:30 p.m. and arrived at Puyallup's Good Samaritan Hospital around noon. Sheppard was scheduled to have labor induced on Monday, but baby Nina Morgan had other plans.

No, the baby was not 9 pounds, 11 ounces. She refused to take the coincidences quite that far.

Sheppard said she wasn't thinking about numbers when she was giving birth. "It never even crossed my mind until my husband said, 'You're a 911 dispatcher and you had a baby on 9/11 at 9:11,'" she told the News Tribune.

Little Nina isn't the only newborn with a keen sense of timing. A baby in LaCrosse, Wis., was born at 9:09 a.m. Sept. 9 and weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces.


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