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Baby Born On 1/11/11? How About 11/11/11?

My mom’s birthday is on New Year’s Day. I always text or call her at midnight, right after the ball drops in Times Square, to wish her happy birthday.

We exchanged the usual banter and hung up. Then I realized her birthday this year falls on 1/1/11. I excitedly called her back to remind her of the actual date.

“Yeah, it’s okay,” she grudgingly agreed. “But it’s no November 11th.”
“What do you mean?” I asked before realizing, “Ooooh. 11/11/11.”
“Yeah. Technically today is 01/01/11.”

So while today is a cool birthday, November 11th is the real triple whammy. But those babies born on that day have yet to be conceived.

I did the math for you. If your period starts in the first week of February, and you manage to get knocked up during the ovulation after that, which is likely around Valentines Day – ish, depending on your cycles, your due date will be 11/11/11 – ish.

You can see that by my use of “ish” this is highly technical stuff. Anyway, check it out for yourself, I’m the last person that should be calculating numbers for anyone. I may or may not have cheated on math in high school. And possibly college too. Wait, what? Who said that?

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