My children could potentially have birthdays within days of each other and I'm freaking out a little bit. My son will be 4 on Oct 22 and this LO is due on the 27. The potential for them to have the same/very close dates are very high. If your kids birthdays are close, how do you make each one special?
We didn't plan it but because DD2 was born early, our kids are exactly 1 week apart (and our anniversary is in that week too!). Our plan is for them to have their own birthdays with friends and probably share a family birthday if we are ever in a place where we live near any family. When their birthdays don't fall on Saturdays, I would probably try to do the first party then have a empty weekend and then the second party.
This year we are doing a party for DD1 friends and then the next weekend we are having a few of our friends over for supper and cake for DD2's 1st birthday. We have no family here and only moved here last year so both will be small.
DH and I only have a couple days between our birthday and his family has several birthdays in that time too, at Christmas time no less. Making each day special is always a priority. It can be a lot of cake in a short time! We sometimes space ours out. Also, usually I make a cake for DH but I get an ice cream cake (which I love) and then after we eat it on my birthday we can put it in the freezer for later. With having birthdays close together, bugeting is important to make sure you are spending what you want to spend (and make it more equal) rather than what you can spend or going into debt.
DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
November 2010 (13 weeks)
DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)
I could handle one week apart....it's that chance that they'll have the SAME birthday is what scares me. I know I can't do anything about it, but it worries me. Also, I really don't want to be in the hospital on My DS birthday. All of the changes with a new baby is enough, I want him to have an as normal birthday as possible. KWIM? I may be making a bigger deal out of all of this than is necessary - - pregnancy hormones?!?
Two of my children have birthday’s very close together. The funny thing is they were both due on the same day. January 20th. My daughter was born January 28, 1998 and I just had a little boy January 27, 2012. I will probably let her decide how she wants to spend her birthday since she is so much older than he is and then work his party around hers. We will just do a joint family birthday party and make this one special for him since it will be his first birthday.
I am the same with the OP! (a member of my birth board, as well ) My LO is due on the 23rd and my daughters birthday is on the 29th. My biggest fear is that my daughter is turning the big 1-0 and I have promised her a big, fun filled birthday party! This pregnancy has been very difficult and I may not be getting out of the hospital until this LO is born, and I am petrified it will Effect my DD1 birthday party. I am also worried about the expense of two bday parties within a week every year. Ten years apart, so its not like I can do a joint party. How do you handle it, if you have two children with a large age gap, but birthdays close together?
I have 4 kiddos. The oldest and youngest birthdays are 3 weeks apart, the youngest and my DS #2 is just under a month, and DS#2 and #3 are 2 months. Honestly I almost wish they were closer so I only had to plan one party. However, that's me since I don't like planning parties and it would be easier to have one giant one.
My 2 youngest were both born Sept. 15, exactly 2 years apart. My oldest son's bday is just 2 weeks after theirs. I've always done one big party for all of them. They do have separate cakes, and gifts, but that's it. They actually (so far) seem to love sharing that time. It's like they feel a part of a special club.
My 2 that have the same birthday were due 9/22 & 9/24. Now my baby girl is due 9/25!! I am really hoping for her to arrive on the 15th too. I think that would be super cool, and the boys would think that makes their birthday that much more special.
My kids are 2 weeks apart and we keep it seperate to keep it special for both though this year I did do a joint birthday party with two seperate themes and they had a blast. If they had the same day I would probably do what I did this year with a joint party (similar friends helps) or I would do 1 party for 1 before lunch and the other in the afternoon. A busy day but keeps them feeling special.
My 3 grandbabies, all from the same family, are born the same week: 5/13/08, 5/18/09, and 5/16/11. Now my son tells me they are thinking of #4 and are going to start trying in August to get another May baby! Yikes