Baby born at 9:11 pm on 9/11, weighing 9 lbs 11 oz


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNN) — There’s something special about a newborn baby’s tiny toes and fragile fingers.

Christina Brown has not even lived a full day and already she’s got lots of people talking.

“We have a true 9/11 baby,” said Justin Brown, Christina’s father.

Proud parents Cametrione and Justin Brown stand by Christina’s side, just hours after she made history at Methodist Le BonheurGermantown. Cametrione was scheduled for a C-section, and they got inside the delivery room around 8:55 p.m.

“Time was just rolling then all of a sudden we heard the ‘Wah!’ and next thing you know they called it 9:11 and then they got on the table and all of a sudden, ‘Oh my gosh! She weighs 9-11,'” Justin said.

Even the delivery doctor shocked by the numbers.

“The doctor is excited she’s like, ‘Oh my God this is a 9-11, 9-11, 9-11 baby,'” Justin said.

“Oh, I’ve never seen it in 38 years,” said Rachel Laughlin, parent care coordinator. “It’s very rare but very special. It just makes her an even more special little girl than she is.”

New life brought into this world on a day the nation felt such sadness and loss.

Cametrione Brown said, “I can remember being in 8th grade when (the attack) happened.”

Justin Brown said, “I think I was in 9th grade when it happened. So when I heard the numbers go across I was like this is, this is weird, it’s crazy.”

Eighteen years later, this family says baby Christina is a miracle.

“On that day 9/11 you know you find triumph, you find a piece of joy from a day that’s so drastic and still hurts,” Cametrione said.

“I feel relieved. I knew she was going to be a big baby. I didn’t know how big.”

For now, Christina is in the NICU. She’s getting some extra oxygen after having some minor lung issues but her parents say she’ll be ok. They can’t wait for the future.

Justin Brown said, “Very excited and can’t wait to bring the new addition to the house.”

Christina should be home in a few days and there are some anxious brothers and sisters ready to spend time with her.

Here’s an interesting fact for you: Christina’s dad works for an area hospital in the ER and is part of a disaster response team.

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