‘Twosday’ baby born on 22/2/22 at 2.22pm

Baby Starlin was one of four deliveries at the Hackensack Meridan Raritan Bay on 22 February, 2022

Maanya Sachdeva
Wednesday 23 February 2022 12:13 GMT
Baby born on Twosday Tuesday in New Jersey, US
Baby born on Twosday Tuesday in New Jersey, US (Facebook/Hackensack Meridian Health)

A woman in the US has given birth to her baby on “Twosday”, the Tuesday falling on 22 February, 2022.

The baby was born at the auspicious hour of 2.22 pm at a hospital in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Weighing 7-pound, 1-ounce, Starlin Lugo Carrera was delivered by Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Dr Jonathan Turkish.

Yesterday’s date 22/2/22 became something of a social media event, as users celebrated the perfectly symmetrical palindrome that can be read backwards and forwards to the same effect.

In this case, the palindrome can be used to the same satisfying result whether you use the American month/day/year style or the British day/month/year format.

A spokesperson for the Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center told news media that Starlin Lugo was one of four babies born on “Twosday” as of 8pm on 22 February.

The birth of a fifth “Twosday” baby was reported in the state of North Carolina where a baby girl was born at exactly 2.22am in the hospital’s labour and delivery room number two.

Judah Grace Spears was born at the Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center, and the hospital revealed that her mother Aberli Spears is a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, a cancer of the lymphatic system that targets the body’s immune system.

In a social media post, the medical centre revealed that the cancer treatments Aberli was receiving meant the chances of pregnancy were very low.

“But the family continued to pray for a little one — and today their prayer was answered!” the hospital said, adding, “Judah Grace’s name fits her story perfectly. Judas means ‘praise’ – and she is a blessing for her family!”

Anticipation of yesterday’s date spread beyond the realm of social media as rapper Kanye West, now known as Ye, hosted a listening party for his upcoming album, Donda 2 , in Miami on Tuesday.

On the occasion of “Twosday Tuesday”, users who Googled the rare date were greeted with a confetti shower and a message reading “Happy Twosday 2 you”.

The US National Weather Service highlighted the date’s significance, especially considering it fell on a Tuesday, announcing that it will not happen again for another 400 years, until 2422.

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