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Sarasota baby born at 11:11 p.m. on 1-11 in Suite 11

Sarasota Memorial Hospital made it official today: Dane Russell Edwards was born at exactly 11:11 p.m. on 1/11/11 – in Labor & Delivery Suite 11.

In a press release, mom Shanell Edwards said, “Since I was a child, I’ve always thought there was something magical about to happen when three ones lined up on a clock. I used to close my eyes and make a wish. “ “He’s not only a blessing he’s a magical blessing,” Shanell told the media.

The birth's timing was coincidental, as Shanell was admitted to the hospital at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The birth at 11:11 p.m. was clinically documented in Sarasota Memorial’s electronic medical records, according to hospital representatives.

Dane's birth weight was 6 pounds, 1 ounce. “I guess I’m just lucky he wasn’t 11 pounds, 11 ounces,” the release quoted a chuckling Shanell said.

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