(Closed) Baby's Bday Preference

posted 7 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What month do you prefer for your baby's bday?
    Jan-March : (18 votes)
    9 %
    April - June : (77 votes)
    39 %
    July-Sept : (33 votes)
    17 %
    Oct -Dec : (27 votes)
    14 %
    Don't care! : (42 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 47
    Member
    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @applebeee:  I’m in the same boat. Want to TTC now but I really don’t want a fall or winter baby (we have a million birthdays in those seasons already and it’s just insane that time of hear for us, I don’t want to add another birthday)  so we are waiting until closer to summer. However, I wouldn’t stop TTC just to skip a season. 

    Post # 48
    Member
    543 posts
    Busy bee

    Sometimes I think I would prefer not to have a Gemini baby. My sign just doesn’t seem to mesh with them. At. All. As if  parenting is not already hard enough, I’d rather not give birth to my own arch enemy. 

    Post # 49
    Member
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would love a summer baby because my birthday is in the summer and I’ve always loved it! Having said that, we are facing fertility issues so I would be happy with any day/month/year that our baby is born. Even Christmas Day (to me, the worst birthday lol)

    ETA: A Leo baby would be sweet!

    Post # 50
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    898 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I wanted a baby sometime from March-July, but not because I care at all about the month they are born–it’s because I work in education, so having a baby in March-June means I can be on Mat leave until the end of the year and then have the whole summer off with my baby, and July meant I could be home a few weeks before the baby comes and then till have a month of summer after the baby that I don’t have to take as part of Mat leave. 

    So we started trying in October, but decided that if it didn’t work on the first try, we’d wait until the late spring to keep trying, to time the birth with my summer Vacation.  But it *did* work on the first try, so we’re due this July, three weeks after I go on break.

    We got lucky.  I’m sure if we’d had to try a while, I would have scrapped the timing-plan completely.

    Post # 51
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    895 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have no preference when it comes to that since I will be happy getting pregnant whenever I do. Darling Husband on the other hand would prefer I get pregnant around late August to late October so that the birth would coincide with his summer vacation and he would be off work and be able to stay home with us.

    Post # 52
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    3028 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Never gave this much thought, but come August when it’s 100 degrees and all humidity the idea of being pregnant makes me naseau.  So if I could choose no summer babies for me!

    Post # 53
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    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Ideally I would have loved for a march/april birthday. Our son was born late Sept and he is one of the youngest in his class and I would have prefered that he had more time to mature before hand. Also I am preggo now due in July and as with my son I will be pregnant during the summer which sucks lol

    Post # 54
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @hergreenapples: +1

    When Darling Husband and I first started ttc last July, I did NOT want to be big pregnant in the summer so I refused to start ttc before we did in hopes that we would have a spring baby. Well, 7 months and no BFP later I do not care at all when we get PG, I just want another baby already. I get why you would think about it, and have an ideal time but plans like that don’t always work out and you will realize it doesn’t matter in the long run. That being said, I still voted April-June because that would be my ‘ideal’ time to give birth, but I’m not as serious about that as I was when we started ttc.

    Post # 55
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    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I originally wanted a late summer baby, like August or September, but Darling Husband kept telling me I would regret it, being very pregnant during the hottest part of the year. He’s probably right, and we ended up moving up our timeline and TTC earlier than we originally planned. I’m having a May baby. 

    Post # 56
    Member
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yep we’ve thought about it. I would love a spring baby. Don’t have any “good” reasons but the early spring is usually a slower time for me at work, I would prefer not to be in the late stages of pregnancy in the middle of summer, and the idea of getting our tax return near the time of the birth eases our finiancial minds. But if I don’t get KU in that “goal window” we will continue to TTC. That would just be ideal for us. I would basically like to avoid giving birth during the holidays for my future child’s sake!

    Post # 57
    Member
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @FauxBoho:I really wouldn’t care but would prefer not to have a baby between Nov – Feb. Reason being there are a million spendy things happening around those months (Xmas, FI’s birthday, anniversary, family birthdays etc) so anytime between July – Sept would be ideal. However, I will not be shagging only during the months of Oct – Dec 🙂

    +1.

    Not pregnant or TTC, but I voted for ‘Don’t care!’.

    I know when we start TTC I woun’t care when our baby is due, but I agree with the posters that November to February are busy months in general – plus for us we have FI-to-be’s birthday as well as both his parents birthdays and our wedding is planned for February – so those few months are hectic enough as it is!

    Post # 58
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    1524 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would like any month except for December. There is WAY too much going on in December (daughter’s birthday, sister in laws birthday, brother’s birthday, christmas, chanukkah, stepbrother’s birthday). I do not want a december baby!!! If it was my only option, sure, but if I can have any say, I would say no December baby haha.

    Post # 59
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    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    We’re planning on TTC next March but I am considering moving it up or pushing it back a month for the simple reason that if I got pregnant right away, I could potentially have a Christmas baby. I just think it would suck for a kid to have it’s birthday super close to such a major holiday. Any other month would be okay though 🙂

    Post # 60
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    LOL, I totally do this.  My vacation days at work expire at the end of the year if you don’t use enough, so I’d like to have a baby in October or November so that my hours accrue way over the max to carryover, and then I’d use it all up on my maternity leave before the end of the year.  Also, that means I’d get ‘free’ days via the paid federal holidays that occur the end/beginning of the year.

    Post # 61
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    4801 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I got my preferred month of May since our first month of TTC was successful. My logic behind this was I won’t have to be pregnant in the summer, my son won’t have to share his b-day with the winter holidays, it’s during the school year so he can bring cupcakes or whatever but it won’t be freezing out, and when I go back from my 6 week maternity leave my mom, who is a teacher, will just be starting summer vacay and can help me out for a month or so which is when my new work/childcare plan should be able to be put into place.

    The downside is insurance payments – financially it would’ve made the most sense to have my entire pregnancy take place in one calendar year, because my deductible has now completed started over since it’s 2013.

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