Maine baby arrives at 11:11 on 11/11/11

Posted Nov. 11, 2011, at 4:46 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 11, 2011, at 9:18 p.m.

SANFORD, Maine — Shutan Poissonier says she always had been told to make a wish when the clock hits 11:11.

At 11:11 a.m. on 11/11/11, her wish for a healthy, happy baby came true. That’s when she delivered a 5-pound, 15-ounce girl, Azalea Marie.

“I couldn’t feel more blessed than to have her at 11:11,” Poissonier told The Associated Press. “That’s pretty lucky.”

When Poissonier arrived at Goodall Hospital in Sanford early Friday morning, she joked with nurses that maybe her baby would arrive at 11:11 a.m. Her hunch was right.

The baby came a week earlier than expected, but no medications were used to induce birth, said Dr. Cathy Miele.

“It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime event: I will never see this happen again,” Miele said. “Azalea had a plan to make her arrival known.”

Poissonier’s fiance, 20-year-old Michael Gonzalez, was on hand for the delivery.