Cait~ With DS#5 I thought for sure I would avoid an April BFP like the plague but, after 9 LONG months, I decided I would take what I got. And low and behold...an April BFP! Honestly, I LOVE winter babies, and I LOVE being pregnant in the winter.
My oldest is a summer (August) baby but all the rest are winter (December 24, December 28, and January 3)! My birthday is January 17, too.
I have always made sure my babies got special days, especially the ones near Christmas. They get a friend birthday party in early December and then a family party on their actual birthday. Gifts are always separate and wrapped in birthday paper, never Christmas paper. And I have always told family they may not combine Christmas and Birthday gifts. Would they do that for someone born in August? No? Well then you can't do it for those in December, either.
So, guess I'm just sharing that it's actually not bad to have a winter baby. And like someone else posted, you have a GREAT excuse for having someone else do all the cooking, cleaning, wrapping, etc of the holiday season.
I was due with my daughter on Dec 30th- very much in line for a Christmas bday. She ended up coming Dec 17th but I thought it would be horrible. It was actually a great time to be pg and give birth! I had way less swelling than i did with ds who was born June 24t and overall a better pg due to the weather. And now when the weather is hot for swimming etc we will be out of the newborn phase and able to put sunscreen on Emily and enjoy our summer- much different from when my son was born.
Dh and I were trying this past summer to no avail, but then I got my first teaching job. It has been so stressful that we decided to wait. I keep thinking we should plan for a May/June baby, but since we had no luck before I am leaning more towards the "anytime is a good time" thinking. It is probably not the best idea to get pregnant now, but it will all work itself out somehow. So we are JLIH for now. Also, our son had medical problems so I feel like being picky on when you have a baby is not that important.
*Lurker* I'm the same way. I have a very "planner" personality so I can sometimes obsess over timing and other small details even if it is trivial. I was born on January 8th and my parents always tried to make it really special, but I remember when I was younger I hated that I could never have a pool party or other "water" activity for my birthday. I also felt jipped because I didn't get as many gift as the kids born in the spring/summer months, because everyone had already spent so much on Christmas. I would prefer not to have a baby Oct-Feb (yeah, pretty bad with the OCD, haha).
However, if I had trouble conceiving or other conflicting circumstance, I think I could easily be swayed differently. So far my girls are summer babies. My next (and probably final) I'd like to be a Spring babe. But only time will tell
I always felt that way, back when I was TTC with DD#1. When we decided to try for DD#2, I had 4 MCs in a row, and I changed my mind. Having a healthy baby was more important to me than trying to avoid a time period. DD#2 was due at the end of January, which I was fine with, but she was nearly born on Christmas Eve! As it was, she was born Dec 29th. I wish she wasn't so close to the holidays, but I don't regret it either.
I just want to warn you that the two months we "took a break" are the months we conceived! Be careful if you really want to avoid those months!
Oh, and my birthday is Dec 24th and I love my birthday. My parents always went out of their way to make sure my birthday was about me and not the holiday. I have great memories about my birthday as a child.
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