Post # 17
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
We want to avoid July through October. DH’s birthday is in July; my, my dad’s, & my brother’s birthday are in August; our anniversary, my sister’s & one BIL’s birthday is in September; & my other two BILs have birthdays in October, as well as my least favorite holiday, Halloween, falling in that month. I’d prefer not over the holidays for the child’s sake, but I’ve already eliminated most of the year at this point haha!
Post # 18
I had never considered it until my older daughter began school and with her summer birthday she was the youngest in her class. Some of the kids were 11 months older than her! For some kids that might be fine- but my daughter would have benefitted from starting school a year later- but could not because of her birth date and the school district cut offs.
Post # 19
when we started trying, we planned it around trying for a Jan-March baby (we have weird reasons, that I’m not going into). We actively avoided a potential Dec birth, and we ended up with a pending June birth (I’m due June 18). We aren’t upset that we missed out window, and I’m thrilled with a summer baby, as it will be easier in so many regards than a winter baby, but we did try for a specific time frame.
Post # 20
I can’t imagine trying to time conception that way, but that’s probably easy for me to say (pregnant by surprise, due at the end of March, so I avoided being huge in the summer and the baby being born around the holidays when birthdays can get lost in the shuffle).
Post # 21
I voted April-June. I’ve always thought spring with a baby would be lovely. 🙂 However at this point, I no longer care! It seems like everyone I know either has a birthday in August (including me) or is due in August. I think that’d be one of the worst times due to the heat! Phew!
Post # 22
I am wondering, for those who expressed a preference, why? I am honestly asking this. Is it because a certain time of year is easier for you to take a maternity leave?
Post # 23
Darling Husband and I have been TTC since right before our wedding. So going on 10 cycles now. I honestly could care less when our baby’s bday is. I just want to be pregnant and have a healthy baby! 🙂
Post # 24
This thought never even crossed my mind while we were TTC. I just want a healthy baby! We’re due at the end of July with our first and I’m just thrilled to be pregnant.
Post # 25
I voted April-June, though I wouldn’t mind a baby from July-September either. I have three kids already and their birthdays are 1/23, 11/27 and 6/3. If I could avoid having another kiddo during the holiday season that would be awesome (and we had originally decided to stop TTC between Januray and June) but as of now we’ve decided to just keep on going (we’re getting to the tail end of cycle 6) and will be happy with a baby born whenever 🙂
Post # 26
I would like to have a baby in the spring to summer to possible early fall…why? I want the majority of my pregnancy in the winter not the summer ANNND my mother was born in Feb and hated that when she grew up people would always combine her Christmas gift with the brithday gift. Yea, it sounds a bit selfish but being a little kid and only having an opportunity to get a gift once a year, kind of a bummer for her lol.
Post # 27
I want a winter baby so I am not super preggo when it’s 100+ degrees here in TX during the summer
Post # 29
We tried to plan! We specifically started trying in August for a May baby but ended up getting pregnant in October for a July baby.
My husband is a teacher and a baseball coach and a football coach. He is free from June – early August and late November – late February. He would of course take extra time when he was able but I wanted as much of him as possible. The summer is obviously ideal bc he is off of work completely and has minimal duties as a coach.
Post # 30
@stillme: I know a lady, an athlete, who tried to plan her baby’s birth to give the child an athletic advantage! There is some cut-off which would make the child older than others in his/her age group . . . apparently this is the case with a disproportionate number of Olympic athletes, they have a competitive advantage from their birth date.
I’d never heard of such a thing and I thought that was so interesting! Apparently there are also other statistically significant correlations with birth months . . . I think babies born in September perform better in school, on average, than those born in Spring (if I’m remembering correctly).
So maybe statistics like that are one reason parents might try to plan for a specific month?
Post # 31
Glad I’m not the only one out there who’s actually thought of this lol. I feel like early spring is great so it’s easier to get back outside being active and getting back into shape. All my families bdays including my own is in Nov so I pretty much want to avoid Oct-Jan