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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Baby Born With 12 Fingers and 12 Toes

Miryoki Gross gave birth to baby Kamani has 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot, a spectacularly rare case of polydactyly earlier this month January 2009 in Daly City, California. Genetic traits like these can run in families, but having extra digits that are functional, as Kamani's are, is extremely rare. His father, Kris Hubbard said some family member have had six fingers, not completely developed, but never the toes. Dr. Michael Treece and St. Luke's Hospital Pediatrician said it is merely an interesting and beautiful variation rather than a worrisome thing. Imagine what sort of a flamenco guitarist he would be, if nothing else think of his typing skills.

Amazing Births

1 Tangernika Woods of Michigan gave birth to one of her twin boys in 2008 and the other in 2009. Tarrance arrived at 11:51 p.m. on New Year's Eve, while Tariq made his entrance 26 minutes later, at 12:17 a.m. New Year's Day. Click through the gallery for more amazing births.

2 Defying the odds, a mixed-race couple in England celebrated the birth of their second set of twin daughters who have different skin colors. Two kids now resemble Alison Spooner, the mother, and two look like Dean Durrant, the father. Here, the family poses for a photo.

3 An Arkansas woman gave birth Dec. 18 to her 18th child, a girl named Jordyn-Grace. Proud papa Jim Bob Duggar called the new baby "the ultimate Christmas gift from God." Michelle Duggar is shown holding the new baby as her husband and 16 of their 17 other kids look on. See More at Duggars welcome 18th child

4 Rao Devi, 70, holds her daughter Dec. 8 at a fertility clinic in India. She gave birth to her first child on Nov. 28 after undergoing in vitro fertilization. She said she and her husband had longed for a child during 50 years of marriage. "We are very happy to have one in the twilight years of our life," The Telegraph quoted her as saying.

5 Digna and Victor Carpio gave son Jhan Carlos, 7, four brothers and two sisters Oct. 6 when Digna gave birth to sextuplets. Justin, Danelia, Jezreel, Genesis, Joel and Jadon were born at 25 weeks and weighed 1 1/2 to 2 pounds each. "I've watched each of my babies fight so hard to survive," Digna told the New York Daily News. "We're so thankful."

6 A 56-year-old Ohio woman gave birth to her three granddaughters in early October after carrying the babies as a surrogate for her daughter. Here, proud grandma Jaci Dalenberg holds one of the triplet girls. Two of the babies were identical twins.

7 An Egyptian woman who took fertility drugs in hopes of having a son got her wish -- and then some. Ghazala Khamis gave birth Aug. 16 to four boys and three girls who all appeared healthy. They weighed between 3.2 pounds and 6.17 pounds.

8 Sister Chloe Shumacher, 11, and father Chad Riniker of Lisbon, Iowa, greet new brother and son Xander Riniker. Xander was born at 8:08 a.m. on Aug. 8, 2008, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

9 British Columbia resident Livia Ionce, 44, here with her family, gave birth to her 18th child on July 22. The Romanian immigrant's feat makes her the province's most prolific mother in 20 years.

10 Joey and Erin Maynard hold twins Abigail Rose, left, 12 pounds, 3 ounces, and Sean William, 10 pounds, 14 ounces, at a North Carolina hospital. They set a record in June for the biggest twins born in the state.

11 Earthquake survivor Zhang Xiaoyan, right, was rescued May 14 after being trapped for more than two days in a collapsed building in China. She gave birth on June 18 to daughter Ai, which means "love," who she named in honor of the rescue workers and strangers who showered her with gifts.

12 Xochitl Parra, 17, holding her newborn son Alejandro, delivered him alone at home in the shower on April 30. She then got dressed and "started walking and jogging to the hospital," four blocks away, with the baby still attached by its umbilical cord. Doctors said she and the boy were fine.

13 Mother Bhuri unexpectedly gave birth to her baby girl Feb. 26, 2008, in the bathroom of a train in India. Family members said Bhuri passed out and the baby fell through the toilet and onto the tracks. The child, born around nine weeks prematurely and weighing only 3.22 pounds, lay on the tracks for nearly two hours until they found her -- alive.

14 At age 51, Rosinete Palmeira Serrao, center, gave birth to her own twin grandchildren in Brazil in September 2007. She was a surrogate for her daughter, Claudia Michelle, left.

15 In August 2007, Victoria Lasita gave birth to her second set of triplets. The odds of that are just one in 64 million.

16 Tamera Dixon, shown healthy at 4 months old in August 2007, weighed only 11 ounces when she was born in Trenton, N.J.

17 Amillia Sonja Taylor lies next to a pen at the Miami hospital where she was born to Sonja Taylor in October 2006. She went on to survive after weighing just 10 ounces at birth.

18 At the age of 62, Janise Wulf had her 12th child in Redding, Calif., in February 2006. At the time, she also had 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

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