November 11, 2011
ROCKLEDGE, FLA: Wuesthoff Family Birthplace in Rockledge is celebrating the birth of Valeria Marissa Perez, who was born this morning at 11:11 a.m., on 11/11/11. The Perez Family say the birth was not planned on such an exceptional date, in fact, little Valeria was not meant to be born in the United States at all.
The family arrived on their first vacation to the United States to visit Disney World with their two older children back in September. Upon arriving at the Miami International Airport to return home to Honduras, the airline informed Mrs. Perez that she was too far along in her pregnancy to safely fly. She was forced to remain in Cocoa with a family member while her husband returned home with their sons, ages 10 & 12.
Mr. Perez returned to Florida on October 29 to await the arrival of his new daughter, who was originally expected on November 3rd. Eight days later, they were still waiting on little Valeria until this morning, when she was finally born weighing a healthy 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
“Mrs. Perez wasn’t at all aware of the time,” says Vickie Clennon, M.D. a Wuesthoff Health System Obstetrician who delivered the baby, “She had this baby completely pain medicine-free, so the last thing that was on her mind was the time of day.” Unless another baby is born at 11:11 p.m. tonight, a baby will not be born on 11/11/11 for another 100 years. The next unique date occurrence is 12/12/12, thirteen months from now.
Mother and baby are doing well and dad is happy to have a girl in the family. The family is scheduled to return home to Honduras upon her release.
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