Blessings by the dozen: Navy baby born 12/12/12 at 12:12


Kennedy Kathleen Robbins, born Dec. 12, 2012, at 12:12 p.m. at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. (Navy photo by Rebecca Perron)

Kennedy Kathleen Robbins can’t walk, talk or sit up. But her sense of timing is already immaculate.

The 5-pound, 10-ounce baby girl, daughter of Kristen and retired Master Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Daniel Robbins, entered the world at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., at 12 minutes past noon Wednesday.

That’s 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12.

“Everyone thought we were lying — no one believed it,” Kristen said in a Navy news release. “When it sunk in, then they said it was a miracle, a sign. Regardless, she’s a blessing.”

Kennedy wasn’t due for another week, but doctors at NMCP decided to induce Tuesday after a scan showed a low heart rate, according to the release. Kristen’s labor lasted almost 24 hours; as her contractions got closer together before noon, Daniel began joking with hospital staff about a 12:12 delivery.

NMCP public affairs staffer Rebecca Perron described it best in her excellent write-up: “As Kristen began to push, Daniel kept one eye on her and one on the clock.”

The miracle moment hit, and the Robbins family welcomed a baby girl — little sister to Shawn, 16, and Julian, 10.

It’s a good thing, too — the Brits had a head start promoting their timely arrival. Blame time zones.


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