Post # 32
We didn’t put much thought into it, but I’m really pleased that the babies will be born in September. I like that they’ll be older in their year (studies suggest that older children tend to develop leadership qualities and confidence in classrooms), and I’ve also heard that it’s good for a baby’s development if the mother is exposed to a lot of sunshine during her pregnancy (for the vitamin D), which is a lot easier in the summer. Not major reasons, but that’s why we had a slight preference.
Post # 33
Darling Husband wants the baby to be born during the summer because he is a teacher. I don’t care either way, but I am not going to sit there and try harder for a baby born in the summer just because Darling Husband wants it that way. He can work his schedule around a child. The child is more important.
If I had to chose, I would chose to have baby closer to February-ish becuase that means my big pregnant days would be spent in the nice snowy weather because I am ALWAYS hot.
Post # 34
I am a teacher, so I have put plenty of thought into this. I want my baby’s birthday to be in April, so my maternity leave runs into summer! If it wasn’t for that, I think I would want my baby to be born in fall. My birthday is in October, and I love it!
Post # 35
With my work schedule, May through August would be ideal, so we tried for that initially, but it didn’t happen right away, so we’re still trying now. I don’t care when the baby’s birthday is at this point – I just want to be pregnant and have a healthy baby!
Post # 36
When we start trying again, I would like to try to plan for delivery in October or November…but if that doesn’t work, which it probably won’t since we were TTC for a year lol, then we will just continue to TTC. My whole family’s birthday is in November so that would be cool!
Post # 37
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Mr. D is really hung up on wanting a spring baby! So we’re sort of planning around that but if things go easier than planned (we have a buffer zone, haha) then we’re looking at a late winter baby I guess.
Post # 38
@valintine: Huh! Interesting. Now that you mention it, this rings a bell. My friend, who’s a sociologist, was telling me recently the same thing about birth months and school performance– I guess if you’re older for your grade, that’s an advantage. Makes sense.
Post # 39
I’m not TTC but I’ve thought extensively about this lol. Like a PP said, I would prefer a birthday in April-June just because I don’t want to be uncomfortable, swollen AND sweaty during the last months of pregnancy.
ETA: I live in Southern CA, so it’s extremely hot during the summer. I mean, it was 75 degrees today and it’s almost February. Ridiculous/amazing lol.
Post # 40
I don’t really have a huge preference – I’d love July/August, because that would mean we’d get PG our first month or two trying 🙂 Other than that, I guess if we could avoid December-March it would be nice, since so many family birthdays and other holidays already fall in that period.
Post # 41
@applebeee: i really dont have a preference, but sometimes i do wish to have a November baby. My crazy reason? My brother and i arent as close as we used to be (mostly cause of his wife) and his b-day on nov 29, so i figure if my baby is born in nov and hopefully around his bday or on his bday, then maybe we will have our relationship back….i know it sounds crazy, but i miss my brother 🙁
Post # 42
It would depend on my career. I can see if you are a teacher/professor for it to be easier to have a baby over the summer when you aren’t teaching. Otherwise though it wouldn’t be worth it to me to plan around it. Especially because you don’t always get pregnant as soon as you start trying!
Post # 43
Ugh, I can’t imagine being full blown preggers in 35+ heat. A spring-summer baby would be best for my work schedule as I am self employed and summers are slow so at least I could have a few months of quality time before getting back to business.
Post # 44
im not obsessed… but i would like to have a baby in the fall because maternity leave would be during all the big holidays that i NEVER get off work for.
my hubby would like a baby with a birthday in the same month as our birthdays (november) so that we can have one giant party each year.
Post # 45
I think once you start TTC you’ll find that you couldn’t care less when the baby is born.
Post # 46
I’d like my kids to be born in April or early May, so I can avoid being pregnant in the heat of the Georgia summer.