Minnesota Baby Born 8/8/08 At 8:08; 8 Pounds, 8 Ounces

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- Hailey Jo Hauer was born on the eighth day of the eighth month in 2008 at 8:08 a.m. So it wouldn't make sense for her to weigh anything other than eight pounds, eight ounces.

Lindsey Hauer thought staffers at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, were joking when they told her the time of her daughter's birth. Then she got a call from the birthing suite noting Hailey's weight.

Nurse Jenny Harstad joked that she tried to shrink the baby to 18 inches from her actual 19 and a-half inches.

Several hospital staff members said they planned to buy lottery tickets.

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