Two 12/12/12 babies born at Schuylkill at 12:12
POTTSVILLE - Some labor-inducing meds helped usher baby Jet Ryan Jamison, Pottsville, into the world at 12:12 p.m. Wedesday, 12/12/12.
But a sense of humor for numerology helped.
His parents, Rachel Krise, 25, and Adam Jamison, 26, of Pottsville, arrived at The Birthplace at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, Pottsville, at 6 a.m.
But Krise said she wasn't thinking about dates or times.
"It went fast. It went really fast. I can't believe how fast it went. I expected to have to push a lot longer. I was really worn out. I was getting false contractions for a month. I was happy just to be able to hold him. He was out. He was healthy and crying," Krise said.
Within minutes after the boy was born, the family learned another child was born at The Birthplace at the same time. Dr. Ilene Weizer delivered a girl, Ainsley King, of Williamstown.
She's the daughter of Ashley Morris and Kurtis Lee King, both 23, of Williamstown. And, like Jet Ryan, Ainsley was brought into the world with the same dose of labor-inducing meds and love for numbers.
After he learned his daughter was born at that time, King said, "someone told me I should play the lottery."
"I was surprised when I heard we had one child born at 12:12 on 12/12/12. Then I heard there were two; not twins, but children born in different rooms from different parents. That's pretty exciting stuff," said M. Michael Peckman, hospital spokesman.
Jet Ryan Jamison was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 inches long.
Ainsley King was 7 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long.
Fans of numbers and dates around the globe either tied the knot on Wednesday or wanted their baby to be born on 12/12/12, the century's last sequential date.
According to the website for the UK Daily Mail, requests for caesarian births rose on Wednesday.
"Astrologers believe those born on the century's last sequential date will inherit the qualities of planet Jupiter, a symbol of prosperity," according to the website for the UK Daily Mail.
Peckman confirmed the Jet Ryan Jamison and Ainsley King were not caesarian births.
In fact, the only one of the parents who held a special place in her heart for the date Dec. 12 was Krise.
"Today's my dad's birthday and my great-grandfather's birthday," Krise said Wednesday.
Krise's father, Kerry Krise, Tremont, turned 50 on Wednesday. Her great-grandfather, the late John Kupusnick, was a World War II veteran, she said.
Krise and Jamison have two other children, Alyssa Jamison, 5, and Emily Jamison, 2, and Jamison has a daughter from another relationship, Kylie Stephany, 8.
Krise has been pregnant with Jet for 39 weeks and five days. Her due date was Dec. 14, but pains encouraged her doctor to schedule her to come to the hospital to be induced into labor.
"For about a month now I've been having regular contractions, but they weren't doing anything," Krise said.
She said she needed the doctors to induce her pregnancy. " I couldn't even rest anymore. And with two other kids it was getting really, really difficult."
Xenophon said when Krise came into the hospital Wednesday morning, he gave her a dose of Pitocin, a commonly used synthetic hormone.
Morris and King have a child, Oakley King, 1, and King has a son from another relationship, Brayden Tucker, 3.
Morris has been pregnant with Ainsley for 40 weeks and one day.
"Tuesday was my due date," Morris said.
On Monday, she scheduled to come into The Birthplace to have her pregnancy induced. "They gave me the medication around 7:15 a.m. or 7:30 a.m.," Ashley Morris said.
When she was in labor around noon, Ashley Morris wasn't thinking about the significance of dates and times either. "She wasn't thinking. Trust me," King said.
The next time three date numbers will align will be on Jan. 1, 2101, or 01/01/01.