Father, newborn son share unusual birthdates following 12/12/12 birth

Brandon Bock-stadter of Kenesaw and his newborn son,
Landon James, share the distinction of having identical
numbers in their dates of birth. Landon was born on
12/12/12; Brandon, 7/7/77.

Like his father, Landon James Bockstadter has a flair for the dramatic when it comes to birthdate numbers.

The healthy newborn son of Brandon and Jacie Bockstadter of Kenesaw arrived at 11:12 a.m. on 12/12/12 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, exactly 12 days ahead of his due date, weighing in at 6 pounds 2 ounces (6x2=12).

What makes the numerical jackpot even more unusual is that Brandon shares the unusual distinction of a like once-in-a-century birthday: 7/7/77. It was a coincidence the couple joked about just days before the birth, but one neither saw coming.

"It's pretty cool," Jacie said. "He will not have any trouble remembering his birth date. Neither will I. It made for a pretty nice early Christmas gift."

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