A baby girl born on 9/11 at 9:11pm weighing nine pounds and 11 ounces has been described as a "little miracle".
Christina Brown, who was born at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee, entered the world 18 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
"Christina is a little miracle during such a sad time," her mother Cametrione Malone-Brown says. "She is a new life among the devastation and destruction."
On 9/11 at 9:11 p.m. at 9 lbs. 11 oz., Christina Brown was born into the world last night at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital!— Methodist Healthcare (@MethodistHlth) September 12, 2019
Her mom says, "18 years later on that day 9/11, you find triumph; you find a piece of joy from a day that was so drastic and still hurts." pic.twitter.com/a7zCrRFSE7
According to the hospital, the operating room was "abuzz with excitement" after Ms Malone-Brown's c-section. The surgery had been scheduled for 8:55pm.
"We heard the doctor announce the time of birth 9/11 and then when they weighed Christina, we heard gasps of astonishment when everyone realised Christina weighed 9/11, was born at 9:11 and on 9/11," says her father, Justin Brown. "It was really exciting, especially to find some joy during a day of such tragedy."
"The doctor is excited," he told WREG "She's like, 'Oh my God, this is a 9/11,9/11, 9/11 baby!'"
It was a special night for nursing staff, too, who labelled the little one's birth "a historic event".
"I've worked in women's services for over 35 years, and I've never seen a baby's birth date, time of birth, and weight all be matching numbers," said Rachel Laughlin of Women's Services, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. "This is extremely special, even more so with the 18th anniversary of 9/11. 9/11 was such a time of tragedy, Christina is a little bundle of hope and happiness.
While Ms Malone-Brown knew her baby was big, she didn't realise just how big.
"I feel relieved," she says.
For now, baby Christina is in NICU receiving a little extra oxygen for some minor lung issues. The family, including her two sisters, and brothers can't wait to have her home.
"[We're] very excited and can't wait to bring the new addition to the house," Mr Brown says.