"In the midst of all the handwringing over population explosion in the country, the Indian government might miss preparing for a global record-setting event — the birth of the baby that would take the population of planet earth to the seven billion mark."
(The Times Of India, January 24, 2011)
- The 7th billion earthling will most likely be born in October or November.
- In India, 51 babies are born each minute.
- Just one state in India (Uttar Pradesh) has more births per minute than any other country except China.
- Almost one fifth of the babies born in the world are born in India.
In other news - the kind not covered by the Times of India - Chad and I had our second meeting with the IVF doctor and the surrogacy specialist this past Saturday. We are officially starting our journey to having a baby. Yep, we're hoping for just one little guy (or gal) out of seven billion. Just one!