Post # 47
I remember asking my mom about this in my early teens, after watching an episode of the show 7th Heaven. There was a daughter on the show who was having a terrible Valentine’s Day, and the mother told her she was created on Valentine’s Day to make her look at the day differently.
My mom then told me that I was concieved on Mother’s Day. My sister was one at the time. I think I was a pretty good Mother’s Day gift!
Post # 48
My mother was underage when she and my Dad wanted to marry. Her parents had a great dislike for my Dad and refused to consent to an underage marriage.
My Mom and Dad knew one sure way to get her parents to consent-get her pregnant! They tried and tried, never got pregnant. Eventually they were old enough to no longer need consent and did marry.
They tried for years to get pregnant and were unsuccessful. They finally decided to adopt and on the same day they were to pick up the baby, my Mom had a doctor’s appointment because she ahd been feeling so tired. You guessed it, she was pregnant with me!
That is how I came to have a sister who is seven months older than I.
Post # 49
All I know is that my parents were in a single bed and IMO I’m already too informed.
Post # 50
Hehehe what a fun and scary topic!
I was IVF but was born 4 months early and a twin (which they knew that)
Fiance was concieved over a bottle of alcohol I think haha.
Post # 51
I know I was conceived whilst on honeymoon and that she felt ill from the start.
Post # 52
I was conceived on their 9th wedding anniversary, and my little brother on mum’s 35th birthday. I remember being there with Mum…bro and I are both IVF as they couldn’t naturally conceive
Post # 53
Interesting stories! My parents were ready for a kid so they decided they’d make one before they went to a Hall & Oates concert. I’ve always picked on them for that. Really mom and dad, this is the kind of music that makes you want to make a baby?
Post # 54
My father was dying. Glioblatoma multiforme. You don’t ‘beat’ that one. They had been married for a few years and my sister was about three. My mother had been an only child, and it was not a positive in her life. They decided and were determined to try to add to the family before the involuntary subtraction.
I don’t know the specifics. I do know he was undergoing radiation and chemo. I’m too old to be a product of IVF (it exsisted, but was a research area, not a commercial one). Before you get all ‘Young and the Restless’ – I look precisely like him and they were super conservative people, anyway.
Whether I came about as the result of a turkey baster, the rare ‘good day’, or sheer perserverance I can’t ever know. But come about I did, and he got to see me.
Post # 55
@PatientBee: I am the honeymoon baby. And I know which hotel they stayed at AND my friends and I went there for dinner on prom night. Not my choice, everybody else wanted to go.
Post # 56
I’m not too sure on the details. I know that I was conceived in late August, and by that time, my parents had been married for over eleven years. Also, I was unplanned – my sister (then a preteen) asked my parents. Given their particular circumstances (my parents are on the conservative side, and my mom always wanted five kids – I ended up being her fourth and last), I am certain that I they wanted me, though.
Honestly, I’m more interested in the story of my older brother’s conception. My sister is 11 years older than I am, my oldest brother is 9 years older, and the next oldest is between 2 and 3 years older. I know my parents tried to avoid having kids back-to-back, but I doubt that many parents plan for seven year age gaps…
Post # 57
6 years. they tried for 6 years before my mom finally got prengnant. And it seems that I’m an Halloween baby, but that’s all I know.
Post # 58
My family was visiting my grandparent’s for my grandpa’s funeral. All I know is my mom said “I guess they mean it when the box says contraception sponges are only good for one use”.
…..there are no words.
Post # 59
My mom tried to get pregnant with me for 3 years…then one day she threw her back out moving a wedding cake (she used to bake wedding cakes) and the doctor put her on muscle relaxers and in my mothers words
“we had sex one time while I was on the puppies and here you are!”
Post # 60
I was conceived on New Year’s Eve while my parents were out of town and at my aunt’s house. They were not TTC, and I was a surprise.
Post # 61
I know that it was completely unplanned and my parents had only been dating for two months. :/