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Baby boy born at 11:11 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2011
Sarah Odeyemi wasn't thinking much about the date or the time as she prepared to deliver her son Caleb on Friday night. But her doctor was, which explains why he issued the kind of instruction you don't find in Lamaze pamphlets. "When it got to be about 11:10 or so, we were going, 'You know, this could happen,' " said Odeyemi's mother, Terri Swanson. "Then the contraction came and the doctor goes, 'You've got 60 seconds.' " Mother and son delivered right on time: 11:11 p.m. on 11/11/11.
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