Post # 1
Hypothetically, if we conceive this month, that would put my EDD about a week before my own birthday. I would like some input from those of you who have first-hand experience with family birthdays being close together. Does the child feel like their birthday isn’t as “special?” Is it fun to share a birth month with a family member? I have mixed feelings about it. Thoughts?
Post # 2
My birthday and my father’s are 6 days apart. I have never thought anything of it. When a kid is little and really cares about birthdays, their celebrations are going to look a lot different than how an adults birthday is celebrated.
Post # 3
My stepson’s birthday is a week after mine. Adults tend to put less emphasis on their birthdays anyways, so I don’t see it being a huge issue. My stepson gets super excited about my birthday, and then he has his turn! Plus, his party is usually a couple weeks after his real birthday anyways, so his birthday seems to last a bit longer.
Post # 4
My SO’s sister and father share the same birthday and they celebrate together. I’m sure everyone will have mixed opinions on this one but I’ve been told that when she was younger, the dad would sacrifice his celebration for hers and now that she’s an adult, they always celebrate together.
Post # 5
TogetherThroughLife: Honestly, I think you are over thinking it. I don’t think the child will really care, especially because when you become an adult, you usually don’t go all out for your birthday.
On a personal note, my mother’s birthday is 5 days before mine and my brother’s birthday is 10 days after mine. We always celebrated our birthday’s togehter.
Post # 6
TogetherThroughLife: My cousins, uncle and his second wife all have birthdays they same week. They’re the 12, 15, 16, 18 of the same month – they love it and make a giant week long celebration out of it. When the kids were little, they shared a family birthday party for the 3 of them but the kids got individual birthday parties.
My birthday is the day before my grandmothers and it means no one forgets my birthday – I love it 🙂
Post # 7
My birthday is the day after my mom’s. She’s never been a big birthday person so it never really affected me, and I always thought it was kinda cool.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
We don’t have this in my family, but I know others that do. If the kid and a parent have birthdays close together, they usually pick one day to celebrate both and do something a little bigger since they are celebrating 2. I think it could be fun!
However, I can see how the other kid(s) might feel left out, if you have more than 1.
Post # 9
My grandmas is April 25, mine is April 27 and my grandpas is May 2. We are all within a week of each other. I always thought it was cool because we all celebrated together, but of course my birthday was celebrated more because I was a child.
Post # 10
TogetherThroughLife: I gave birth 9 months before my birthday or if you want to look at it the othe way around, 3 months after my birthday. So essentially we have it like this, my birthday, husband’s birthday, aunt’s birthday, halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas and then our daughter’s birthday. So for us it’s quite a long stretch of important things right in a row. I think it would be kind of cool to have our daughter’s birthday right around ours since my husband and I are a week apart, but I’m impartial either way on birthdays.
Post # 11
My mom’s birthday is the 19th, brother’s is 23rd and mine is 24th all in february. I wouldn’t think twice about it, it’ll always be near someone closes birthday likely!
Post # 12
TogetherThroughLife: Im currently pregnant and Due Dec 22. My birthday is Dec 14, my husbands birthday is dec 21, we got married Dec 22, and then its christmas. While I feel as i got older I got shafted in regards to birthday celebrations becuase of christmas, when I was younger my family always tried to make a seperate celebration. We will be doing the same thing for our child, even if it means not celebrating our anniversary, or one of our birthdays. As you get older your birthday doesnt get as much attention as it used to (and I am okay with that). I personally dont think that having my bday close to my parents would matter. Im more worried about Christmas.
Post # 13
As a parent I love it. One big party, I make smaller special cakes for each. No complaints yet. July 27 (6 yr old), Aug 1 (me), and Aug 4 (9 yr old).
Only complaint so far is they aren’t in school on their birthdays. When I was little I had no problem with it.
Post # 14
I would give anything to have a healthy baby on any day of the year. After miscarriages you learn that life is too short to try and plan/control pregnancy like that.
Post # 15
My birthday is 7 days before my dad’s. I was actually due on his birthday. My son’s birthday is 13 days before my FI’s. My sister’s birthday is 3 days after my mom’s. We celebrate each person’s birthday seperately. I think the issues come in play when people want to start combining birthdays together. For instance, my FI’s newhews birthday is less than a month before my son’s and it was suggested that we do a joint party so it would be easier on some family members. No thanks.