Although many couples around the world scheduled their weddings long in advance to occur on 10.10.10, scheduling the delivery of one’s baby in a spontaneous birth is not so easy. But some of the Israeli women who gave birth on Sunday said they "tried to hold out" until the clock passed midnight so their child could have the "lucky" and easily remembered date on their identity card.
"I tried to wait 15 minutes, and it worked," said Kiryat Gat resident Miri Arzuan, who gave birth at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot at 3 minutes after midnight. "Labor began on Shabbat at 2.30 p.m., and Yariv and I thought the delivery would be rapid, but it turns out I managed to hold the baby in until just after midnight. It’s a special date, and now it’ll be easier to remember the birth date of our beautiful son. He is a 10!"
Kaplan’s obstetrics department was full on Sunday, and during the first 12 hours after midnight, eight healthy babies -- five boys and three girls -- were born.
Meanwhile, at Laniado Hospital in Netanya, a woman gave birth at 10.01 a.m. on 10/10/10 to twins, a boy and a girl. Fortunately, they did not weigh 10 kilos each.