Hypothetical: September 11th Due Date, WWYD?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What would you do if you had a forecasted 9/11 due date?
    Def TTC, I'd be thrilled. What better way to move on than with Schnookums! : (130 votes)
    64 %
    I'd TTC, but I'd be a little nervous for all of the comments I/they would receive about it. : (12 votes)
    6 %
    I would skip TTC that month - not worth a lifetime of comments! : (5 votes)
    2 %
    I would TTC anyway, but consider inducing to make sure they weren't born that day. : (9 votes)
    4 %
    TTC anyway, and hold 'em in! (Mainly kidding...) : (33 votes)
    16 %
    I'd do/feel something else, and I'll explain below! : (13 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Mrs.LemonDrop:  Ugh, I read a Dear Prudence article on a girl whose birthday is Sept 11.  I have a cousin who was born 1 day before the attacks so unfortunately, his birthday is still remembered around then.

    Honestly, many people don’t actually give birth on exactly their due date.  I probably wouldn’t worry about it too much.

    Post # 4
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Honestly? Be too excited about my little person to care much about which of the 365 days they arrived.

    (You also seem to have a good attitude about the hypothetical)

    Post # 7
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It’s just a date. I would not intentionally try to avoid having my child born on this date.

    I’m sure there’s a ton of people born on Sept 11.

    Post # 8
    4762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I didn’t even vote because none of the answers said I don’t care. My husband’s bday is 9/11 and nobody cares. Yes, it was a horrible day for one of his birthdays but it doesn’t ruin it every year.

    Post # 9
    7030 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Mrs.LemonDrop:  Every day in the calendar is significant for some reason. Even for the USA, surely other dates are more significant e.g. December 7.

    It’s not an issue – TTC to your heart’s content!

    Post # 11
    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    It’s just a date, so why not?

    Post # 13
    6951 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Mrs.LemonDrop:  First off, people rarely give birth on their due date. Caucasian first time moms are usually several days past their due dates, for instance. Second, by the time the kid would even know it’s NOT going to be that sullen a day. I know that sounds kind of callous, but really- does anyone not celebrate their birthday on Pearl Harbor Day? Do you even know when Pearl Harbor Day is? 

    So no, I wouldn’t care. 

    Post # 14
    5773 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    every single day of the year is the anniversary of something tragic and horrible happening. 

    You can’t let it rule your life.

    two people who were in the Aurura movie theatre at the time of the shootings, one who was actually shot, chose to marry on that tragedy’s anniversary. http://pix11.com/2013/07/20/aurora-shooting-survivors-to-be-married-on-anniversary-of-tragedy/

    i think that is a far more fitting tribute to the spirit of survival, and to the memory of the lost, and a huge middle finger to bad guys everywhere.

    Post # 16
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Unless you lost someone on that day, I wouldn’t worry about it or delve into it at all. One of my good friends was born on that day (not THE September 11) and from what I can tell someone usually remarks on it, but that’s all. You might not even give birth on that day, but if you did, I think there is something sweet about bringing new life into the world on what is a sad day for many. Life goes on, you know?

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