When Erin Fisher went into labor Wednesday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, she expected it to last well into the next day. But newborn Wesley Scott Fisher was determined to make his birthday an extra special occasion—arriving into the world at exactly 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12.
"We are both doing very well and are going home today," said Erin, who lives in Norton with her husband Scott.
Erin is from Rehoboth while Scott is a Dighton native. They are both 31 years old.
Erin was in labor for almost six hours. Her original due date was Dec. 18. Wesley, named after Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, was born weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces.
"My husband picked the name, but I really like the name Wesley," said Erin, adding that they are big Patriots fans.
When asked if she thought they had a future football star on their hands, Erin said her children are all "small guys," but there is still a chance. Welker is a "small guy" compared to other players, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds.
Wesley isn't the only special child in the family, as he has twin brothers named Chase and Owen. They turn 2 on Monday.
"[His birthday] gives him his own uniqueness," Erin said. "My twins get a lot of attention and are very special because they are twins. Now, he has a specialness all his own. It was meant to be, that's for sure."
The maternal grandparents are Rosemary and Gerard Lavoie. The paternal grandparents are Gail and Allen Fisher.