This week was the first week patients stayed in the brand new patient wing at the Bellevue Women's Center. It's also the week that included the last repetitive date of the century. As our Beth Croughan found out, there were several unique birthdays there.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- By the end of 2012, it's expected nearly 2,600 babies will be born at Schenectady's Bellevue Women's Center. And according to the hospital spokesperson, eight of those babies were born on 12-12-12.
"She was born on December 12th, 2012 at 3:06 in the morning," said 27-year-old Jessica Arket of her baby Luxana DeLaRosa.
Lux, her mom said, means light in Latin.
"Because it really changed our lives to have a baby come into our lives. So it brought light to our lives," said Arket.
Luxana was the hospital's first born on the last repetitive date of the century and the first for the couple of five years.
"The best day of my life," said the proud mom.
Down the hall in Bellevue's brand new patient wing, baby Emma quietly slept. The third child for Sarah and Brian Keppler can call 12-12-12 her birthday too.
You see, dad has trouble remembering dates.
"Parents, relatives, I have two older sisters, I'm horrible with dates," said Keppler.
And ,mom, who delivered by C-Section, had the opportunity to choose.
"The reason I picked the date is so that Brian would remember her birthday forever. And that she has a birthday she'll always remember," said Sarah Keppler.
And while the date will be one they'll never forget, the first days with their beautiful newborn baby will be the most important thing to remember.
"I see both of us. I see me, I see Sarah, I see our family," said Brian Keppler.