TERRANORA dad Nathan Steven holding his baby girl Sophie-Davis, born yesterday on 09/09/09.
TERRANORA dad Nathan Steven holding his baby girl Sophie-Davis, born yesterday on 09/09/09. Felicia Kosegi/ Tweed Daily News

Sophie 'lucky' from birth

NINE is destined to be little Sophie's lucky number.

Proud Terranora parents Katie Gambrill-Davis and Nathan Steven welcomed their first child, Sophie Steven-Davis, into the world at Tweed Hospital yesterday, the 9th of the 9th, 2009.

But it was not planned that way.

“She's 10 days late,” Ms Gambrill-Davis said.

“When we came into hospital for the delivery I didn't realise how special the date was, but Nathan did. He was quite excited about it.”

Mr Steven said it was a “cool” birthday to have.

“Just to add to it she was born 19 minutes to 9am,” Mr Steven said.

“I have to say I was hoping for a nine minutes past 9am birth.

“We're going to have to put nine on her soccer jersey when she's older.”

Mr Stevens said he had no special meaning for the number nine until now.

“It's going to be our lucky number now though,” he said.

Sophie Steven-Davis was born weighing 3.53kg (7.78 pounds).

Chinese culture considers nine a good number, as it sounds like “long lasting” when pronounced.

A North Coast Area Health Service spokeswoman said six other babies born at Tweed Hospital will share a birthday with Sophie.



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