Family welcomes baby at 12:12:12 p.m. on Dec. 12

On Wednesday, at 12:12 p.m. and 12 seconds, Robin and Ben Martin welcomed their third son, Easton, into the world at Integris Baptist Medical Center.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: December 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm •  Published: December 13, 2012
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Easton Martin will always have a bit of a story to tell about his birthday.

On Wednesday, at 12:12 p.m. and 12 seconds, Robin and Ben Martin welcomed their third son, Easton, into the world at Integris Baptist Medical Center.

During Robin's pregnancy, the Martins figured out the time frame Easton would be born and hoped he would arrive on this especially repetitive date.

“It's never going to happen again,” Robin Martin said. “In our lifetime, we'll never see another double digit.”

Wednesday marked the last repeating-number date of this century, 12-12-12. Media outlets in several states reported on babies born on the same day and time as Easton.

It was the family's delivery physician Dr. Wayne Houk's idea to perform Robin Martin's cesarean section at 12:12 and 12 seconds. Easton, born at 39 weeks and six days, was due Thursday.

The Martins have two other sons, Maxwell, 4, and Corbin, 2.

“And we just found out that today he makes the 12th member of our immediate family,” Robin Martin said.

Maxwell has been eagerly awaiting his arrival for a while now.

“The last few days, I was like, ‘What happens in three days?' and he's like ‘Baby Bubba's going to be here!'” Robin Martin said.


by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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