Forcing a Baby's Birth on 11/12/13 -- Would You?

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OMG. Soooooo, today is 11/12/13, which has to be, like, one of the coolest dates ever in history -- or at least for this century.

And I'm sure if you're somewhere around the 40-week mark of your pregnancy, the thought has crossed your mind that your baby could possibly be born today -- giving him/her a birth date that's impossible to forget. (Don't lie. You've totally thought about it.)

There are already people rushing to the altar to get married today to take advantage of having an anniversary to remember. And that's why we shouldn't be the least bit surprised to also hear about expectant moms who considered inducing on 11/12/13 -- or even have a planned C-section.


Seriously -- how many people can actually say they were born in the 11th month on the 12th day of the 13th year? It really is a once in a lifetime kinda thing. And that's why I can't say that I blame moms-to-be for taking the plunge and choosing to deliver on this day. (Why the hell not?)

I know birth dates aren't really all that important in the grand scheme of things -- but doesn't it seem like kind of a bummer to have your baby born on 11/13/13 or 11/14/13 versus 11/12/13?

(The OCD in me can't resist the appeal.)

If you're full-term and are supposed to give birth in the next few days anyway, what's the harm in getting things moving just a tad early? I don't know what it is about the numbers being in sequence, but it just seems like being born today is a stroke of good luck somehow. And another thing -- you're pretty much ensuring that no one will ever forget your child's birthday going forward. Who can't remember 11/12/13?

Your turn to weigh in -- would you get induced or have a C-section for the sake of a cool birth date?


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