(Closed) Christmas Baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you put TTC on hold for April, knowing you could have a Christmas baby?
    Yes, put on hold and wait for May. It's only a month! : (27 votes)
    40 %
    No, try in April. Having a baby during the holidays won't affect anything. : (41 votes)
    60 %
    Other (explain below if you'd like!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @LoveHappy: We didn’t stop trying. If we were successful this month, my EDD will be December 23rd. We talked about putting it on hold, but the “but what if this would be the month?” kept looming. 

    I don’t feel so bad about potentially giving a child a Christmas birthday. I have a couple friends with December birthdays, and they never seemed to mind. And 5 of this child’s (if we conceived) cousins will have birthdays in December/early January, so they can commiserate πŸ˜‰ 

    It really came down to wanting a baby badly enough to not stop trying. 

    Post # 4
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    6010 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I would continue TTC, but I’m really not concerned about having a holiday baby.  I would take a baby, any time of the year.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @LoveHappy:  personaly, I would welcome a baby at any time πŸ™‚  Good luck, how exciting to be planning!

    Post # 6
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    3142 posts
    Sugar bee

    Take it from this Jan 6th baby… it sucks!  Not so much as an adult but when you’re a kid?  Big time!  I remember getting BD presents under the tree and alternatively, BD presents wrapped in Christmas paper.  Or my personal fave – the happy bd/merry xmas combo present.

    Now as an adult, after Christmas and NYE and my BD is over, the rest of the long cold winter is pretty darn depressing.

     

    Post # 7
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If it’s really THAT important to you not to have a christmas baby, sure. But I think a lot of the women on here are just waiting/excited for it to happen and don’t care when πŸ™‚

    I would LOVE a christmas baby!

    Post # 8
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I am a Christmas baby! Born on Dec 25th.

    I have to say, I both love and hate it.

    As a kid, I really hated it because we were always on vacation for my birthday and I never got to have my mom bring cupcakes for the class like all the other kids. (Although the summer birthday kids had to deal with that too.)

    A lot of people do the whole, "here’s your birthday/Christmas present." Which as an adult is no big deal. I don’t want presents. But as a kid, it kind of sucks.

    As an adult, I guess I don’t care about celebrating my birthday as much anymore. But it still sucks when you try to plan a night out (maybe drinks, dinner, whatever) or a small house party. There’s no good date to celebrate in December. People have work parties, family commitments, they’re often out of town…So I still get that "nobody likes me!" feeling even though I know better.

    That said, it does feel kind of special to be a Christmas baby. It’s kind of cool/unique and an interesting conversation starter. For example, whenever I have to show my ID someone will inevitably go, "OMG! You were born on Christmas!" So that’s kind of fun.

    I hate this expression but…AT THE END OF THE DAY…who really cares as long as you have a happy, healthy baby? Go for it!

    Post # 9
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    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2000

    We planned for our baby last April, right around this time actually….and were blessed with a mid-Jan baby. She was expected Jan 9 but around the holidays this year…I got excited, hoping for an early Christmas or New Year’s or even tax return treat! πŸ™‚  Ah well, she ended up being a day-before-Martin Luther King Day baby.  My friend’s birthday is mid-January and never had any problems  with his birthday, but my cousin’s one is early January-she doesn’t like it at all. My friend is a guy and is not a bit materialistic and just likes to party with lots of people. My cousin is a girly girl and likes gifts a lot! The only problem I see as a parent,  is being extra careful with money to make sure you celebrate the birthday separate! I like intimate parties so having it around the holidays may provide a justifiable excuse to just have  a few over instead of a huge bash. Also, you can take snow trips/vacations to celebrate their birthday.

    Post # 10
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I probably wouldn’t stop TTC.  But, a lot of people I know born around the holidays do complain about it.

    Post # 11
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    As a child I hated having a birthday around the holiday season- combo gifts, people partied out, etc. Now I don’t really care as much, but most years it’s still really hard to celebrate because people are busy. But, if you are TTC, I wouldn’t plan to much around it.

    Post # 12
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    if you are ttc, i would start trying as soon as you’re ready. most women do not get pregnant right away, so it could take a few months to actually happen. if you try to pinpoint when the baby will/won’t be born too closely, it could just lead to frustration. good luck!

    Post # 13
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think if you are blessed that you do not have any infertility issues, taking a month off from trying really shouldn’t be a big deal.  I think skipping a month is better than having a holiday baby.  However, it really shouldnt matter especially if you have fertility issues, a baby is a baby.  If he/she ends up with a holiday birthday its just one more of life’s lessons they have to learn to deal with. 

    Post # 14
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    1944 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @LoveHappy:I answered your thread about this same issue last week. For myself, it would not be an issue. My child will know its birthday and will still have their special day regardless of when it falls. I disagree with it is a life lesson they will have to deal with. I feel it is an issue for the parents to still make them feel special on their birthday and not combine it into the holiday. Like I said in the other post, there could always be something that would make you want to not try this month or that month based on when your potential due date would be.

    Post # 15
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I don’t want a Christmas baby, but we are still TTC this month.  I’ve learned that you don’t really get what you want in this process, so I’ll take what I can get!  Then if it doesn’t work this month we’ll have a reason not to be as upset…

     

    Post # 16
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    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Ooops!  I voted in the poll before reading the infertility treatments “disclaimer.”  But yea, since I have been trying for over a year, and currently on fertility medication, I won’t be waiting!  If I get pregnant this cycle, I am more likely to have a New Year’s Eve baby rather than a Christmas baby though.  But I won’t stop trying because of the holiday.  My mom can bring me her famous New Year’s chicken wings while I am in the hospital!  Oh yea, and don’t forget the full year’s tax deduction!  πŸ™‚ 

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