Forget the popular belief of Lucky 13—12 appears to be an auspicious number for one Bridgewater family.
Bridgewater resident Farah Hussain-Said, who was born Dec. 12, 1986, delivered her third child, a boy, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 12:12 p.m. at Saint Peter's University Hospital.
To recap—Hussain-Said's birthday is 12/12/86, and her baby's boy's birthday is 12/12/12, at 12:12 p.m.
That's a lot of the number 12.
Hussain-Said, 26, said she and her husband, Nabil Said, arrived at the hospital after her labor began around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, but baby Zayd's arrival was not expected on the 12th.
Hussain-Said said her due date was the 22nd. The thought crossed her mind that the baby may arrive on her birthday, but she wasn't betting on it.
"I always thought it would be a nice thing to share," she said.
The new baby joins his siblings, Ali, 7, and Jannah, 2.
"Ali is over the moon," over a new brother, Hussain-Ali said.
Hussain-Ali and Zayd are expected to be discharged from the hospital Friday.