Services & Specialties December 12, 2012

12-12-12 Baby Born at 12:12 a.m. at Adena

A very special delivery arrived at Adena Regional Medical Center at a special time and on a special date. This morning at 12:12 a.m., Tiffaney and Joshua Diles of Chillicothe welcomed their 8 pound, 6 ounce son Austin Matthew, who was born on this last day of the century when all three numerals in a date are the same. With a December 14 due date, the parents arrived at the hospital shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday. The couple didn't think about having a 12/12/12 baby until about 8 p.m. last night. According to Joshua, 'Tiffaney said, ムit would be cool if he held off until about Midnight, to be born on 12/12/12 - it would be an easy birthday to remember.' And then next thing we knew it was 12 a.m.' Once they realized they had a healthy baby boy, along with the significance of Austin being born at 12:12 a.m. on 12/12/12, they and their labor team were elated. 'The nurses went crazy,' said Tiffaney. 'At that point I wasn't thinking about that, I just wanted to get it done.' The number 12 has a great significance in many cultures. In western tradition, it is commonly associated with completeness and seen as a perfect and harmonious unit. The day has certainly been perfect for the Diles family. Austin is the couple's first child.