It may be years before we know whether good fortune will bless the marriages deliberately scheduled for Oct. 10, 2010, but for now, the Nisenbaum family of Los Altos is counting their own blessings with the arrival of daughter Osrri – at 10 p.m. on the 10th day of the 10th month of the year 2010.
No planned Caesarean, no pitocin.
“It was a completely natural birth,” said proud dad Amit Nisenbaum.
Forget the hoopla heralding that babies born 07/07/07 are the luckiest creatures on earth; 10/10/10ers now enjoy the limelight as pictures of perfection, as long as they were born with 10 fingers and 10 toes. Apgar score?
“It’s not a 10,” Amit said.
On the other hand, Osrri weighed into the world at 7-7, another not-so-insignificant number.
Amit said he and his wife, Lilach, understood the implications of the date when they arrived at El Camino Hospital earlier that day, a little earlier than anticipated – Osrri was due on the 21st.
“As we were approaching midnight, we were wondering if it was going to happen,” he said.
It did. Not only will Osrri’s birthday be easy to remember, she narrowly escaped sharing an Oct. 12 birthday with once-revered Christopher Columbus, who has taken a hit in the history books as a not-so-very-nice cad.
Which Osrri will learn when she gets older. For now, she’s getting to know her sister, Adee, and brother, Omer, catching a nap with mom when she can and learning to count those fingers and toes.
“They’re doing great – they’re back at home,” Amit said of the newborn and her mom.