Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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May 16, 2012

Mother’s Day baby born on special date

When Lisa Rodriguez started to have contractions at midnight on Mother’s Day, she realized that if she had her daughter in the next 23 hours, the little girl would have a very special birthday. 

Not only was it Mother’s Day, it was Rodriguez’s aunt’s birthday. Delores was a beloved aunt who passed away in a tragic drowning accident. Delores had also, as it turns out, been born on Mother’s Day. 

“She basically raised me,” Rodriguez said. “My brother was hit by a drunk driver when he was 3, so my parents couldn’t be around a lot; she was there since I was about 1 year old.”

Dalaya Delores Rodriguez was born at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. She was the only baby born at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne that day. And though she wasn’t the first Texas Health Mother’s Day baby — that title belongs to a little one in Denton — Rodriguez said she doesn’t care, she’s just happy to have Dalaya here and excited that her daughter shares a birthday with her aunt. 

Aunt Delores passed away on Rodriguez’s birthday, June 17, six years ago. And, when Dalaya made her debut, Rodriguez said, “to me, I felt like it was a sign from my aunt.”

Dalaya was born a week before her due date, but doctors had already planned for Rodriguez to come to the hospital at 8 p.m. Sunday to induce labor. If that was the case, Dalaya would have been born on Monday, just a little too late to share a birthday with her aunt. 

And, just a little too late to complete a coincidental birth day sequence in the family. 

“The kids in our family have birthdays in March, April, May, June and December, and now we have the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th [birthdays],” Rodriguez said.

Asked if there would be any more dates added to the sequence, Rodriguez laughed. 

“This is my third, I am done,” she said. 

Kelly Curlee, director of women’s and infant services, said she sees unique birthdays all the time, mentioning three generations of women who all shared the exact same birthday. 

“That’s always special,” said Toni Pinyan, one of the nurses who helped deliver Dalaya.

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