Thinking of having a baby?
You might want to snuggle up to your significant other right around Valentine's Day because any baby conceived around 2-14-11 has a good chance of being born on 11-11-11 and that, according to numerologists, will be one lucky birthdate.
"There's no way a child born on that day will not be significant…it's that cool of a date," said Glynis McCants, a numerologist who has studied numbers for over 20 years and runs the website Numberslady.com.
McCants explained that "anyone born on the 11th is here to master their life, it's a master number that encourages intelligence."
But that's not all -- numerologists believe that each number has a trait and a "vibration" attached to it.
So, you take the number by itself and then you also break down each two-digit number into a single digit.
In this case, you add one plus one to get two and two in numerology equals love.
Then you take the month and the day and reduce those to single digits as well to get four.
A "four" according to McCants is someone who seeks knowledge. Finally, when you add all the numbers together, including the year 2011, you get eight and "8's love the finer things in life."
McCants also said that people who meditate and have faith in the power of numbers have long believed that one of the best times to meditate is at 11 in the morning or 11 at night.
"The belief is that the universe is open to whatever you want at that time, the number is so significant," said McCants.
Fertility websites and mommy blogs seemed to have picked up on the vibrations coming from 11-11-11 because they're abuzz with talk about having a baby on that date.
At Babycenter.com one mom wrote about planning to "time everything right" and that included having a Cesarean section on Nov. 11.
But a Caesarean section notwithstanding, planning a due date is not an exact science.
The date of conception to the expected date of delivery is 38 weeks, according to Dr. Samuel Pang, medical director at the Reproductive Science Center of New England.
But that can vary by one to two weeks before or after the expected due date.
"They can certainly try to time when they get pregnant but the variable is when the woman is ovulating and once you become pregnant there are so many other variables…the exact date is really up to Mother Nature," said Pang.
If you're not quite ready for a baby don't despair.
After all, as the saying goes "First comes love, then comes marriage" so perhaps it's no surprise that many happy couples are eyeing 11-11-11 as a wedding date -- despite the fact that it falls on a Friday.
A Facebook contest organized by wedding planners, We've Got the Keys down in Key West, Fla., offered a free wedding on 11-11-11 in the Florida Keys started out with more than 1,400 couples vying for the prize.
The field has been winnowed down to -- you guessed it -- 11 couples and the winner will be announced on Valentine's Day.
Couples have also approached McCants for her advice on whether to plan a wedding for 11-11-11.
"I have dozens of people who have contacted me and want to get married on that day, they wanted to know if it's a good day, a lucky day."
Her advice? "Two means love. You always want a two in your wedding day. And four is about couples and commitment."
In short, said McCants, the numbers say yes.
"I'm very, very excited about that date," said McCants.
And so apparently are lots of other people.