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Babies born at 12:12 on 12/12/12

  • Forever Cierra Cotrice Smith (Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic)

  • Dec. 12, 2012: Newborn Noelle Joy Klinker, of Reading, Mass., who was born at 12:12 p.m. at the Massachusetts General Hospital, rests in her mother Colleen's arms a few hours after birth.AP

Two babies were born at a ‘magical’ time Wednesday – 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12.

Frank and Cierra Smith, of Auburn Township, Ohio, gave birth to Forever Cierra Cotrice Smith, their second child, at the Cleveland Clinic Wednesday, according to the hospital.

Forever was delivered via cesarean section and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, measuring in at 18-inches long.

“Her name’s different, her birthday’s special, (and) she’s just a unique baby,” said Cierra Smith. “I’m very lucky and very blessed. I didn’t expect all this when I came in.”

The Smiths have a 2-year-old son, Caden.

Noelle Joy Klinker was born at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to Colleen and Joe Klinker.  To add to the theme of the number 12, Colleen had also been in labor for 12 hours.

The 21.5-inch newborn weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce.

Joe Klinker said the timing was a coincidence, as his wife gave one final push at 12:11 p.m.

He added that little Noelle’s birth was extra special not only because of the timing, but because they had lost a daughter, Melody, at childbirth last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.