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

Dec 12, 2012, 13:32 ET from Adena Health System

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A very special delivery arrived at Adena Medical Center at a special time and on a special date. This morning at 12:12 a.m., Tiffaney and Joshua Diles of Chillicothe, Ohio 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.

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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, '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.

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Adena Health System is an independent, not-for-profit and locally controlled healthcare organization serving the needs of 12 counties in south-central Ohio, and employs more than 2,500 people. Adena provides specialty services typically found in larger medical centers, including: open heart surgery, da Vinci® robotic surgery, cardiac catheterization, cancer care and advanced orthopedic procedures. Based in Chillicothe, OH, the health system includes three hospitals and six regional clinics.

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