Glendale Memorial welcomes baby at 11:11 on 11-11-11

A Los Angeles couple welcomed a baby boy at 11:11 a.m. today at Glendale Memorial Hospital, the only baby born in the facility at the time to coincide with 11-11-11.

Bayron Baez, 8 pounds and 3 ounces, was born naturally this morning, said Ryan K. Lee, the doctor who delivered Baez.

“It was kind of coincidental, a little bit of luck and it just happened to be at that time," said Lee.

Lee said that some patients requested to deliver their baby on Friday.

Maria Dominguez, 32, and her husband Fabian Baez, 34, said they were excited that their baby was born at a special time, but they didn't think it had any special meaning.

Another birth was reported at a hospital in Northridge at the same time, but it was a C-section, said Glendale Memorial spokeswoman Angela Giacobbe.

People around the world have been latching onto the date, planning weddings and events to celebrate the palindrome.


Heavens! It's 11-11-11

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Photo: Maria Dominguez, right, rests in bed while Fabian Baez, left, holds their son, Bayron, who was born at 11:11 a.m. on November 11, 2011 at the Glendale Memorial Hospital. Bayron weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces and 20 inches in length. Credit: Cheryl A. Guerrero/Staff Photographer.

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