No matter which way you read it, newborn has great timing

No matter which way you read it, newborn has great timing
Jennifer Miller-Duhl and her new baby Matthew Lee Alexander-Duhl, who was born on 12-12-12 at 12:12 p.m. (Photo: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Lake Oswego woman gave birth Wednesday.

While that statement is not unusual, the coincidence of the day and time when the baby was born is.

Look at today's date and consider: Matthew Lee Alexander-Duhl was born on 12-12-12 at 12:12 p.m. at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center's Family Birth Center in Tualatin, according to hospital officials who added that mom Jennifer Miller-Duhl was admitted to Room 12.

Hospital officials say mom was "really surprised" about the coincidence.

"As the doctors and nurses were wheeling me down the hall for a C-section, they said, 'Uh oh, we could have something fun here' followed by, 'we better hurry,'" Miller-Duhl said.

The hospital reported that Miller-Duhl wasn't thinking about the possibility of giving birth at exactly 12:12 p.m. Miller-Duhl said "I just wanted him to be born."

Matthew weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces at birth and the hospital said both mom and baby are doing well.

"Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket with the No. 12 in it," Miller-Duhl remarked.