We’ve been teasing Andy about his son being born early on 6-6-06, and it turns out people really were avoiding the day. Check this out:
Around the country, some superstitious mothers-to-be took steps Tuesday to make sure their babies were not born on the most bedeviling of dates: 6-6-6.
In New York, “people are canceling left and right because of what today represents,” said Liza Washington, an administrative assistant at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of the New York-Presbyterian Medical Center. More than a dozen deliveries were postponed because of 666, which is said to be the “number of the beast” in the Bible’s book of Revelation.
Many of the expectant mothers had been scheduled to deliver babies by Caesarean section or after doctors artificially induced labor. Julie Haley, 33, of Reading, Mass., went into labor Monday. As of Tuesday afternoon, she still had not given birth.