Post # 1
I’m wondering if any of you will be taking a vacation from TTC to try to avoid a Christmas baby?? We’ve just started the TTC journey, so I’m thinking we’re going to. Plus the way my cycle is currently falling I think I’d be due on Christmas eve haha.
Post # 3
As a Christmas baby (December 24th), having your birthday as a holiday BLOWS. Not even joking. I’ve gotten more “sympathetic” comments than I can recall.
Post # 4
@Hyperventilate: That’s what I’d like to avoid, because I don’t know first hand, but I’d imagine that it would suck (actually it might suck more than I imagine)
Post # 5
@julia924: When I was a kid, it was more of a big deal to me than it is now. My parents were great and gave me one “big” present for my birthday, and I got a few little things for Christmas. Other relatives would tell me to pick one or the other. I was not “allowed’ to celebrate both holidays. I would either get a birthday card or a christmas card, a birthday present or a christmas present. Very rarely (With the exception of my parents) would I get both.
When I got a bit older, we could never go out and celebrate my birthday on my birthday. Most places were closed so people could understandably be home with their families. Getting cakes made posed a little difficulty, and I usually ended up having my birthday party a week or more before my actual birthday. I was indifferent on the issue — other kids got to have their birthday party ON their birthday! Why can’t I? Other kids got to celebrate Christmas AND their birthday! Why can’t I?
I know people who are TTC really don’t have a choice in when they do concieve, but if you can avoid a Christmas/Major holiday (Especially a gift giving one) birthdate… please, please, please do.
Now that I am an adult, I really don’t care. It’s just another day to me, but as a kid, I was always bummed that I couldn’t celebrate like the other kids, and maybe that’s why my birthday and Christmas is not important to me anymore. I wasn’t “allowed” to celebrate like everyone else.
On the upside, I never had to go to school on my birthday!
Post # 6
I have a friend whose birthday is Christmas Day. He said he didn’t mind — it was nice to see his whole family on his birthday, always get the day off, etc.
Better than a 9/11 birthday.
Post # 7
If we get a BFP first cycle, we could have a Valentine’s Day baby! How horrible would it be for that poor kid!
But we’re assuming we won;t get one first cycle. Even though I would love a baby ASAP!
Post # 8
As much as I don’t want to skip a month, I don’t want a Christmas baby. Nearly all the men in our family are born in December/January and DH’s birthday is the 25th. The poor kid! Hopefully we can have a Thanksgiving baby!
Post # 9
DH’s birthday is December 23rd and if we get a BFP this month, the estimated due date would be Dec 12th. As much as I thoroughly dislike having to celebrate DH’s bday and Christmas so close to each other, I really feel like I shouldn’t try and control this aspect. Especially since the lesson I have learned from the TTC process is that I have literally no control (except for the BD-ing dates).
Post # 10
My niece’s birthday is 12/19 and my sister makes a point to have her birthday party separately. Everyone is great about getting her birthday gifts AND Christmas gifts. She’s only 3 now and I hope she never feels bummed about having a birthday so close to Christmas.
I’m not trying to avoid a Christmas baby, I AM however trying to avoid being 9 mos pregnant on my wedding day lol. 🙂
Post # 11
I’ve been torn on this as I don’t know what my health insurance will be like next year so december will be the absolutle last month we can try for a while. I feel for me wanting to try this month is being selfish especially after reading those who have christmas birthday’s experiences.
My little brother’s birthday is right after christmas and he ALWAYS gets the short end of the stick. Even DH’s birthday is Feburary and I have a hard enough time shopping for him that close to christmas, I use all my ideas at christmas and am fresh out.
So I think we will be stopping for a while. Sigh.
Post # 12
We conceived very quickly but had we not, I totally would have taken a break to avoid having a baby between November and February. DH’s birthday is a couple of weeks after Christmas and I hate shopping for all his gifts at the same time.
Post # 13
My sister was born and Christmas, and based just on her attitude I’m sure it sucks! One year we had no candles for her cake (mind you, she was 26, but still – birthdays still count when you aren’t a kid anymore:P) and I can tell she was upset that we had to improvise and put big christmas candles in her carrot cake lol. Anyway, I feel for her (she let me know a gajillion times how much she hates having her birthday on Christmas, mines in November, which is great lol)!
As for us, that’s my one worry, I really don’t want my baby’s birthday to be within a week or two of christmas! That all being said – I’d love to get pregnant this month 😛 (baby would be due around middle of December :O)
Post # 14
I’m December 29th….it’s horrible!!! lol. So many times I’ve had “oh ive been so busy organising Christmas, I completely forgot to get you a card!!!” Really, they’re $2 at the supermarket that I’m sure you went to 100 times this morning alone! lol. When I was a kid, I could never really have birthday parties because everyone would go on holiday after Christmas – even my recent 21st – sooo many people didnt come because they were holidaying for New Years.
Having said that – my parents always made sure it was a separate special day! 🙂 So it’s not all bad. I also like that I never have to work on my Birthday because of the Christmas/new Year period.
Post # 15
I would love more opinions on this, I’m nervous about NTNP and having a december baby! Although I still have no AF to speak of…
Anyone want a december baby?
Post # 16
After 8 months ttc and one early miscarriage (chemical pregnancy) having a child is more important to us than avoiding a specific holiday. That said, if we do get pregnant this cycle I hope it’s born earlier rather than later, since it would be a December 16th due date!