Post # 1
One of my friend’s birthday is early May and she has a c-section scheduled for late April. She’s afraid that because of the baby she will get nothing for her birthday but baby-related things. I’ve always made it a point to buy my mom-friends personal things for their birthdays and christmas but I was wondering how many moms on the bee get this and if they mind or don’t mind.
Post # 3
I haven’t gotten anything baby-related for either of those holidays. My parents usually give me cash, my in-laws give me and my husband big joint gifts (since our birthdays are only a week apart), and my husband always gets me great gifts just for me.
I wouldn’t mind if I got baby-related items for my birthday/Christmas, to be honest. I love baby stuff. 🙂
Post # 4
I guess I wouldn;t mind either. That’s probably where the check would go anyway. In addition, my family has always given gifts like this. Like my grandma will randomly give me a bottle of liquid laundry detergent for Christmas, or my parents will get some pot or pan for Christmas (like when I was going to college and living in an apartment). Besides, when you’re old enough to have babies, you’re usually old enough to realize that a lot of people really don’t care about your birthday anymore, and they are more excited about your baby’s birth… This coming from a girl who makes a BIG deal out of birthdays, which is why I’m familiar with this cold, hard truth. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m afraid I’m going to get A BABY for my birthday…due date is the day after my bday.
For Christmas I’d probaby be okay with getting baby stuff since I’ve gotten stuff for the house etc. but not for my birthday, I think that would be like getting a vacuum…or a basketball (my grandpa got my grandma a basketball for her birthday because they “needed one”).
Post # 6
Actually, my SIL is pregnant and it was her birthday a week ago. I talked to my mom and she said, “Oh, I found the most wonderful things for SIL’s birthday! …there were tons of great baby girl dresses at the store today”. I was like, mom it’s SIlL’s birthday… not the baby’s birthday! She immediately said that she got SIL something too, but I doubt it was much (if anything).
Post # 7
I love baby stuff so it wouldn’t upset me to get baby presents for my birthday. My daughter was born in January and her father’s birthday was in February and he got birthday presents for just him. We did have some family come up to see him and the baby and they gave two presents – a bday one for him that was not baby related and then a congrats on the new baby present but only because this was the first time they’d been up to visit since before she was born.
Post # 8
I’m pregnant and my MIL got me something baby related for my birthday. It’s for me (a bag full of useful things I’ll need when I’m out), but for when I have the baby. I didn’t mind at all, I’m a little too practical so I like it when people buy me stuff that I need and don’t have to spend my own money on.
Post # 9
No one knew before Christmas and neither of us has had a birthday yet, so it hasn’t happened.
My birthday will come before the baby does though, and I wouldn’t be surprised to get baby stuff instead of stuff for me. I’m weird though in that I actually like getting practical things for the house, etc., so this wouldn’t bother me at all.
My husband always gets me something indulgent and knows me well, so that’s how I’ll get my “me” fix lol.
Post # 10
My first Christmas as a mom I got a baby swing lol
Post # 11
I like to get stuff for the house or baby, and my birthday earlier this month my parents gifted me the nursery furniture that we wanted…i loved it honestly its one expense that i will save on, that we had planned to buy.
Post # 12
Honestly, if I were pregnant, I would be *asking* for baby related items for Christmas- that’s my families “big ticket” holiday, and I could probably get some of the more expensive baby stuff out of it that I wouldn’t want to buy myself 😀
I have done this, though- when my younger sister was pregnant the first time, I gave her a baby blanket I made and a gift card for Christmas. She didn’t have much money, and it was her first, so I also bought her carseat/stroller and pack n’ play for her (though I have her those for her shower).
I don’t really see why a person would mind…. the only person I would be upset at for buying me baby things would be my husband, because at my age, I’m lucky people are still getting me birthday gifts!
Post # 13
I don’t get gifts from anyone outside of my mom,SO and sister…I’ll be 30 next month.LOL So, I wouldn’t really care.
I’ve never heard of anyone getting baby things for the baby on their birthday, not even my mom and I was born on her birthday.LOL
Post # 14
For Christmas we got some baby stuff and some other stuff. I was happy to get baby stuff though it’s what we need more than anything right now. Birthdays aren’t really a big gift giving holiday for me anymore, they usually involve someone taking me out to dinner o activity and maybe a potted plant rather than a physical present. The baby will be born like 3 weeks before my birthday though so if people get me a birthay/baby present I’ll be quite pleased even if it’s more for the little one.
Post # 15
My parents and in-laws did a great job getting me NON baby related things for my birthday and so did my husband. I got spa certificates, raybans, a jewelry box and a clarisonic a couple weeks ago and I’m due in April. I did get a couple baby related items at Christmas but I didn’t mind because I mostly got stuff for myself 😉
Post # 16
For Christmas I got maternity clothes, but it’s because I asked for it. I always hate paying so much for new clothes because I’m so cheap so it was nice that someone else took on the expense. 🙂
My baby is due a few days after my birthday next month, but instead of getting something for the baby, my mom is paying a window washing service to clean the windows on our house so I don’t have to worry about it and a new baby all at the same time. More than being worried about getting baby gifts for my birthday I’m worried about being in labor/giving birth on my birthday. I know it sounds selfish, but I don’t want to share.