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HAMMOND, Ind., (CBS) – A baby born on Valentine’s Day to a Hammond couple is a regular Cupid.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports Julianna Valencia was born with red hair and a red, heart-shaped birthmark on her left leg. She was born at 7:20 a.m. at Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Hammond, Ind.
And, by the way, her dad’s name is Angel.
He said Julianna was supposed to be born by Caesarean section on Monday, but the procedure was pushed back a day to Valentine’s Day. Now, it all makes perfect sense.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports
“We thought it was pretty neat. ‘Okay, Valentine’s baby, that’s pretty neat.’ But then, like, the birthmark just made it that much better, you know?” he said.
Her mother, Jessica, said she didn’t even notice the birthmark until one of the nurses pointed it out.
“It looks like nothing else, you know? You can’t mistake it,” she said.
Nurse Elaine Gianopoulus said, “In 34 years as a nurse, I have never seen anything like it. Neither has anyone else on our staff.”
Angel and Jessica were married last May and they said they believe Julianna was conceived during their honeymoon.
The couple has another daughter, 3-year-old Jessalyn.