Whilst some mums had purposefully scheduled their C-sections for Sunday, October 10, just so their babies would be born on what numerologists were branding 'the luckiest day of the century', expectant mum Keelie Hoare thought she still had another month of pregnancy to go before her baby was born.
But baby Niamh had other ideas. Born eight weeks early to first-time mum Keelie, 20, she was a natural - and unexpected - delivery at the Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Her shocked mum told reporters 'When I looked at the clock and saw the ten seconds as well I was gobsmacked.'
Miss Hearne, a pub waitress, was admitted to hospital on Saturday evening in advanced labour after her waters broke whilst she was at work. She had planned to continue working until the end of the month.
Her partner, Dean Bond, 22, said: 'It's amazing and hopefully being born on what is supposed to be the luckiest day of the century will prove a lucky omen for us and for Niamh. I'm delighted. She's small but absolutely beautiful.'
Keelie added: 'I remember suddenly feeling the need to push. It was mad. Dean only arrived ten minutes before the head started to appear. It all happened so quickly.'
Niamh weighed 3lbs 70z and will stay in the special baby care unit until November.
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