ABC's Bradley Blackburn reports from New York:
Today, we can add one more item to that list: Deana and Patrick Orient from Grand Junction, Colorado are celebrating the birth of their son, Alexander. Many babies will be able to claim a birthday with all nines, but Alexander is particularly special. He was born at 9:09am on 09/09/09. The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that the baby was born two weeks premature, but in good health.
And Alexander's parents now have a new plan for decorating Alexander's nursery. "Everything's going to be a 9," said his father.
Another couple, Chuck and Polly Berendes of Lacrosse, Wisc., welcomed welcomed a baby boy born on the same lucky day and time — astonishingly he weighed in at 9 pounds, 9 ounces.