St. Peters mom gives birth to 12/12/12 baby at 12:12 p.m.
By: Amy Armour
A St. Peters’ mom welcomed her second child into the world at 12:12 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Grant William Patterson came into the world weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces.
“It must be good luck,” said Jami Patterson, a single mom to Baby Grant and his 6-year-old brother Jack.
Patterson did not have a lot of good luck during her pregnancy. She suffered from acute morning sickness called hyperemesis gradiarum — the same sickness Kate Middleton is currently experiencing — for much of her pregnancy. She also had gestational diabetes and was required to take insulin.
“I have been so sick with this pregnancy,” Patterson said.
As a result of her extreme morning sickness, Patterson was forced to quit her job as a truck driver. She has been out of work since May.
“If it wasn’t for the help of my mom and dad I wouldn’t have been able to do it,” Patterson said.
Patterson hopes to return to work driving a truck once she has recovered from the pregnancy. But until then, Patterson could use a little help. The 31-year-old mom still has all of the baby equipment from her son Jack, and she will receive formula through the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) program. But diapers are not an acceptable purchase through the WIC program.
“(Donations of) diapers would help me a ton,” she said.
Donations of diapers can be made by contacting Patterson at 314-518-6852.