You may have heard, today is 12/12/12. A magical date according to some. A neat trivia fact to others. No matter what side of the fence you fall on, every since we heard the due date for BE2, I’ve thought it would be pretty neat if she were born on 12/12/12. A fun story to tell. A birthday no one would forget. Something every doctor’s office appointment line would comment on every time I called. But here we are, halfway through 12/12/12 and things do not look like a 12/12/12 birth is imminent. All hope is not lost yet, though. Here are more reasons why being born on 12/12/12 would be perfect for BE2.
- Football. So well established we like football. LC was born on Super Bowl Sunday when the Packers, led by Aaron Rodgers, won the Lombardi trophy. Wisconsin has named today Aaron Rodgers Day – he wears #12 after all. What a nice symmetry to have BE2 born on Aaron Rodgers Day after LC was born on Aaron Rodgers’ first Super Bowl win. It is also Tom Brady Day in Massachusetts - another #12 quarterback. We love the Pats. Tom Brady just had a baby. See what I mean - kismet!
- Numerology. According to Western numerology the masculine one is self-sufficient and driven, while the feminine two is a true partner. Together they form a balanced and unstoppable pair. One also represents new beginnings and two represents union. According to Chinese numerology, one is considered a yang number ruled by the sun and represents independence and individualism. Two is considered a yin number ruled by the moon and represents symmetry and balance. Combined, the number 12 brings harmony to the yin and the yang, balancing the masculine energy of the sun and the feminine energy of the moon. All of these things seem like the perfect description of a birth – two people coming together to make new life and then welcome it into the world.
- Do the Math. Mathematicians and scientists love the number 12 for its inherent divisibility. It is one of the relatively few smaller numbers that can be evenly divided into multiple subsets; 12 breaks down into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and twelfths—making 12 (and all of its multiples) a very useful number. LC was born on 2/6 at 4:44pm, weighing (almost) 4lbs, 8oz. Her birth had lots of symmetry with the number 4. An equally symmetrical date with 12 would play along nicely.
I know this baby will come when she is good and ready. I just wanted her to be fully aware of all of her options – including the possibility of having a magical 12/12/12 birthday and a great ice breaker line for years to come.