Oh, thank heaven... for 7-Eleven... and little girls.
7-Eleven is a funny name for a convenience store because they are two names of numbers that happen to rhyme. It's a very catchy name. When the date just happens to fall on July 11th or 7/11, 7-Eleven takes the opportunity to drum up business by celebrating "7-Eleven Day" where the store's famous Slurpees are free for everyone.
According to CNN, Rachel Langford, who hails from St. Louis, and her partner celebrated not with traditional Slurpee fashion but by welcoming their very special bundle of joy - a daughter who was born on July 11. Not only was little J'Aime Brown born on 7/11 but she entered this world at 7:11 pm and the tiny girl weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces.
If you are the skeptical sort who thinks that this is all coincidental, you should know that Langford says that she saw the numbers 7 and 11 throughout her pregnancy.
"I thought it was weird at first, and I didn't know that (the numbers) meant so much," Langford told CNN. "A lot of the times (during the pregnancy) I would look at the clock and it was 7:11."
If baby J'Aime had waited around five or so hours to be born, the entire 7/11 birthday theme would have been thrown off and wouldn't have existed. But just imagine if she had weighed one ounce more or less or was born one minute earlier or later. Born on 7/11 at 7:12 pm and weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces. Still pretty cool but seeing that really puts it all into perspective into just how incredible it is that baby J'Aime was actually born on 7/11 at 7:11 pm weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces. Wow!
Langford, her partner and J'Aime's six-year-old brother are all over the moon to have their little 7-Eleven miracle home with them. Langford told CNN that she has plans on telling the famous store about J'Aime's birthdate, time and weight coincidences. We definitely support that. Maybe J'Aime can be a 7-Eleven spokesbaby. Or at the very least, get a lifetime supply of free Slurpees. Just sayin'.
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