Shooting for the Coolest Birthday Ever

Valentine’s sex could mean baby with rare birthday

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    by Bruce Felps

    Most parents, it seems, want their kids to stand out in the crowded nursery.

    Some do it with special names or variations on spellings of more traditional names — Arrick, anyone? — and others go for chic baby fashions or pierced infant ears.

    Here’s one, though, sure to last a lifetime. Time the conception of the kid so it’s born Nov. 11 of this year — or, numerically speaking, 11/11/11.

    According to an item posted today at CNN Health, babies conceived Feb. 18 will burst forth Nov. 11 assuming a strict 40 week gestation period.

    There are no guaranties attached to this offer, though, because human female cycles vary from woman to woman. That could very well mean someone who engages in a fertile dalliance on, say, Valentine’s Day might just give birth on the magic 11/11/11 date.

    Do it, do it now, though, because as the aforementioned article points out, the next chance to birth a baby with a birthday of all the same number doesn’t happen again until Nov. 11, 2111, and we will all be dead.

    Except, maybe, the kid born this 11/11/11.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He has never wanted a kid with any birth date.