Sept. 11 holds new meaning for Bristol couple

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While Americans observed a moment of silence last Wednesday to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, Bristol residents Louis Stravato and Meaghan Carotenuti welcomed the joyful cries of their new baby boy, Louis Stravato.

His delivery at 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 11, was anything but ironic. The couple, both 12-year veterans of Bristol Rescue (Ms. Carotenuti) and Warren Fire Department (Mr. Stravato), scheduled the birth of their son to coincide with the World Trade Center attacks.

"It's always a sad day, and I wanted to make it a happy day," said Ms. Carotenuti. "It's a sad day for everyone on the fire department, police department and throughout the country. A lot of life was lost on that day."

The couple learned that Ms. Carotenuti was pregnant shortly after Christmas, which shocked them both. Doctors had told Ms. Carotenuti that she'd never conceive on her own again, following four years of infertility treatment she needed to get pregnant with her twins, now 4. Louis is their "miracle baby."

Her initial due date was Sept. 18, 2013. Since she delivered her twins via cesarean, she had the option to deliver Louis the same way. The couple didn't hesitate to make their baby's birthday the same as the day the twin towers fell.

"We were just trying to make it more of a memorable day having little Louis, more of a happy day," Mr. Stravato said. "We still recognize those who lost their lives that day. We just wanted to give it a new, happy meaning."

The healthy boy weighed in at 7.3 pounds.

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Personally I think that is a little sick, being born on the 4th of july is one thing, but to be born on a day of death is not my cup of tea.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
diane-halbardiervieira

I agree with Goodbytori

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
FF_Stravato

Well Goodbytori, everyone is entitled to there opinion! It might not be your cup of tea but to my family it has meaning especially having it be a circle of life! You may not understand it but to are family we do and thats all that counts! so I appreciate you reading the article have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
Jcabral

What I think is sick, is someone commenting in a negative manner on a story about a birth of a baby and then someone agreeing with it. Shame on you!

Sept. 11 has different meanings for many people.

And we'll said FF_Stravato !!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
Jcabral

Well said !!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
FF_Stravato

Thank you Jcabral some people should know better when not speak on things!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
REDSOX4LIFE

what makes me sick is the two that think its bad to have a baby on 9/11. There bundle of joy that arrived on 9/11 brought happiness to there family and friends. Happiness there friends and family have been waiting for. Firefighter and EMT having there baby on 9/11 brings a good meaning to 9/11 now for them may not removes all the bad memories to that day but for now its happiness for them. Congrats two the both of you on your baby

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
REDSOX4LIFE

I agree 100% with you JC

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
REDSOX4LIFE

they should keep there bad comments to there self. I guess there parents never taught them that. Once again congrats

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
FF_Stravato

Thank you Brian we appreciate your kind words! He is such a bundle of joy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
Jcabral

Well said Brian !!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this
Jcabral

I agree!

If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all!!

Words to live by!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Report this

You see these comments about my opinion seem to be as bad as the story, I chose to make a comment about it because it is my right too, just as you have a right to make a comment, but please don't tell me I should not comment on it, because now your violating my rights of free speech. People are born every day, lets celebrate a birth by bringing up tragedy. Whats next advertise a birth on the annirversey of SANDY HOOK!

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Report this
Jcabral

Yes we all have free speech, but don't use that as your excuse to comment in a negative manner, as you both have. Whatever a persons choice is , the miracle of a birth of a child is first and foremost.

And Walter I commented on your disgusting post yesterday and I am glad they took it down.

People like you hid behind the computer and comment on blogs negatively is cowardly...As I said before , shame on you both !!!

If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Report this
TLima

Goodbytori and Waterheisenberg - No one really cares about your opinion and how you feel about this subject. It falls on deaf ears that sit around a dinner table together, laughing at how pathetic your lives probably are. Because if they weren't so sad and depressing, you wouldn't have the time to sit at home and look for articles to leave negative comments on. These VOLUNTEER public servants (who have probably saved you or someone you care about at one point in their career) decided they wanted to have their child on a day that symbolizes the unity and courage of the American people. 9/11 was a day of tragedy...how studious of you....but for intelligent human beings, it also represents the day the American people came together and stood strong. That's what this child represents. So you can sit there, stew in our own negativity, and try to relate this birth to something awful, but it doesn't equate.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Report this
TLima

*your own negativity

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Report this

t lima, I never made any statement on the good deeds of these emt's so were are you reading this from. I simply stated I disagree using that day for com-remembrance. your comments to me are disgusting as you do not even know me. I spent several years in the same position of helping people and saving lives. If my opinion seems negative then so be it, what I choose to do with my time is my business so please spare me with your poopping on blogs with negative responses.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Report this
TLima

Refer to my previous statements. "No one really cares about your opinion and how you feel about this subject (or anything for that matter) and "stew in your own negativity."

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Report this
FF_Stravato

I would hope if anyone has any respect towards my family an I Goodbytori and walterheisenberg would stop there comments right there please an go find someone else to set there opinions on! Thank you

Friday, September 20, 2013 | Report this
FF_Stravato

Mr. heinsenberg instead of reading your comments on here I think we should sit down over coffee so I can hear all your opinions at once!

Friday, September 20, 2013 | Report this

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