# 7,000,000,000

The population of the world in 1952 was 2.635 billion. My birth in May of that year was lost in the infantile deluge of America’s Baby Boom. I was anonymous to everyone, but my family.

Today the population clock hit seven billion and the Philippines declared a baby born at a Manila hospital was baby # 7,000,000,000. The press flocked to the maternity ward and little Danica May Camacho was given her fifteen seconds of fame, which might last longer since a UN official was in attendance with a cake and financial support for the baby’s future.

The Philippines also claimed baby # 6,000,000,000 in 1999, although the UN gave the honor to a baby in a Sarajevo hospital.

Best wishes to all the babies in the world.

From # 1 to # 7,000,000,000.

The more the merrier.

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