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Nine an Important Number for Baby

September 11, 1999

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) _ Nicholas Stephen Wadle was born at 9:09 a.m. on the ninth day of the ninth month of 1999.

His weight? Nine pounds, 9 ounces.

``This is probably one of the more fun and interesting things that can happen,″ Sarah Starmer, a spokeswoman for Beloit Memorial Hospital, said Friday.

Some fate helped line up all the nines.

The baby was due Sept. 15, but complications the mother, Mary Wadle, had previously had in giving birth led her doctor to schedule a caesarean section for Thursday.

Starmer said the delivery had been set for 8 a.m. but another emergency pushed it back to 9:09 a.m.

Trying to push the number convergence a bit further, hospital officials tried to find a room number with a nine in it. As fate would have it, none was available, and mother and son ended up in room 2115.

No problem. Two plus one plus one plus five equals ... nine.

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