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Baby Born at 10 a.m. on 11/12/13

A baby boy was born on the sequentially thrilling time and date of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12—or 10, 11/12/13—at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Joshua White was born to parents Jennifer and Doug, at 10 a.m., Nov. 12, 2013—10, 11/12/13. | Photo Submitted
Joshua White was born to parents Jennifer and Doug, at 10 a.m., Nov. 12, 2013—10, 11/12/13. | Photo Submitted
One baby made a particularly well-timed entrance into the world at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Meet Joshua Hunter White, who arrived at 10 a.m., on the 12th day of the 11th month, in 2013. Or, in other words: 10 a.m., on 11/12/13. And to top it off, Joshua weighed in at 9 pounds. (Make that 9, 10, 11/12/13). 

Joshua was born weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces, to parents Jennifer and Doug White of Villa Park. Jennifer's due date was Nov. 5, but as the days passed, the couple wondered about the possibility of such an interesting sequential birthdate for their third child.

"I was huge and miserable," Jennifer said, of the wait to meet Joshua. 

With two daughters already, the couple chose to keep the sex of this baby a secret until the big reveal. 

White went into labor at 3 a.m. Nov. 12, and as the clock ticked, the pair began hoping for a delivery time of 9:10 a.m., 11/12/13. But the clock hands swept passed that chance.

At 9:58 a.m., hanging by the hope of meeting their baby, White gave one final push. 

Joshua was born at 10:00, on the dot. Ten fingers, 10 toes—perfectly healthy. 

"The timing was just the icing on the cake," White said. 

Family members joke about the couple's luck at the timing of the birth, White said.  

"Everybody keeps saying we should play the lottery."

Wedding Rush on 11/12/13
Couples across the country jumped at the chance to marry on a date of such calendrical coincidence. David’s Bridal, a clothier with stores across the country specializing in wedding wear, predicted there would be upwards of 3,000 weddings in the United States Nov. 12—more than a 700 percent increase of the second Tuesday of November last year.
Michele Lee Denning November 12, 2013 at 08:37 PM
where is Downers Grove? There's a habit of forgetting to list which STATE on these sites! Congrats to them! This is my b-day too!
Kelly Waters-Bissias November 12, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Illinois :)
Bob B November 13, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Congratulations to the new parents and Happy Birthday to the Baby boy and you Michele! I hope you had a terrific day.
Cindy Halpern November 13, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Best wishes to the parents on the safe arrival of their son.
ABS November 13, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Maybe Eightin was a better name ?
Mark Hallen November 13, 2013 at 04:12 PM
I don't know what they're so happy about. The kid is doomed to come in 8th or 14th in anything he ever does.
Amber Ashley Reynolds-Butler November 14, 2013 at 05:51 AM
Congrats to them on their new bundle of joy. There was a little boy in Indepence, MO who was born weighing 8 lbs at 9:10 a.m on 11/12/13
Lyda Cooper November 18, 2013 at 04:12 PM
I was volunteering on the maternity floor that day at our local hospital. We had a little one born at 12:11pm. The grandfather was on the phone telling everyone the baby's numbers: 11-12-13-12-11. This was in Mission Viejo, CA.

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