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Lucky 10-10-10 baby born at Allen Hospital

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Having a baby is always cause for celebration. But babies born on Sunday, like Brooke Bryan-Altobell and her husband Randolph's boy, are getting a special designation.

"It's maybe the easiest one so far!" commented Randolph.

That's dad's take anyway -- Mom may have a different view on the birth of her fourth baby boy. But there's no disputing the little guy has good timing.

"I signed paperwork today, and I was like, what's the date?" said Bryan-Altobell.

New brother Andre remembered -- the date happens to be 10-10-2010.

"Some people get really excited, and they think it's pretty cool, and others couldn't care less, as long as they have a healthy, happy baby," explained delivering nurse Tracey Huinker.

You can put Brooke and Randolph in the second category.

"I don't know the significance," said Randolph Bryan.

"It's just a fun part of the story," agreed his wife.

Although nurses said, most moms quit caring what day it is when the baby decides he or she is ready.

"No! As soon as they can get that baby out, they'll take it," Huinker laughed.

Especially when the Baby Bryan weighs in well over 8 pounds. The good news for Brooke -- he's not quite the magic "10" pounds, which might have been a little too coincidental.

"He was close!" said Huinker. "Another week maybe, let's put him back in!"

The lucky day has one big advantage. Its hard to forget birthday like 10-10-10.

"Ask him the anniversary date, he won't know!" said Bryan-Altobell.

Another coincidence -- Bryan-Altobell's family was all together Sunday in Minnesota. They thought it would be fun to have a family reunion on 10-10-2010. At least, when the time came, the Bryan's only had to make one phone call.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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