(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 # 62
    4282 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    At this point, I just want to be pregnant. We never thought about it when we first started trying either though.

    Post # 63
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Darling Husband and I didn’t really care and just wanted a healthy, happy baby. Now that I am due in September, I’ve had multiple people tell me this will be an advantage to LO in school because he/she will be one of the oldest and ahead developmentally. My Mother is a preschool teacher and has been for 22+ years, and says the difference is actually very noticeable at that stage.

    Personally, I think it’s going to be quite uncomfortable being incredibly pregnant during July/August/September in South Florida.

    None of these things did we consider when we TTC in December, just that we were emotionally and financially ready for a baby.

    Post # 64
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would love my baby to have a fall birthday like mine (November)! But I think we’ll end up TTC in July, which would mean a spring baby (March/April) provided we are successful early on. Honestly, though, I don’t care. I just want an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby!

    Post # 65
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My Darling Husband is totally nuts with birthday planning right now. Undecided We just started TTC and he’s adamant that he doesn’t want a Jan/Feb/Mar baby, so we’re going to try actively for the next few cycles, and then take a break during the months that would give us a Jan-Mar baby. He’s not usually supersticious or anything, but he says that all of his favourite family members/friends have birthdays in April or later, and he wants to put the baby in that category.

    I just want a baby. I’m keeping my FX that we’ll have our BFP soon, but if not I’m going to try to talk him down from his birthday planning thing. 

    Post # 66
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I didn’t vote because Id basically I would prefer our future baby born any month BUT Late May, June, July, August or Sept. Darling Husband is a wild land fire fighter and is frequently gone for 3 weeks at a time in those months. If I was due in one of those months he wouldn’t take any assignments too far away from home. But my worry is Darling Husband having to miss birthdays year after year because of fires. For us it makes more since to plan around fire season than him missing important birthdays. Turning down assignments isn’t an option because we make our living during fire season.


    But besides trying to bypass those summer months I can care less what month we have a baby. I know of people planning to have summer babies so later on their kids can have fun swim parties for their birthdays. People have all kinds of reasons.

    Post # 67
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m planning TTC so my baby is born a certain month, but it isn’t because I care about the birthday. I’m a teacher and want as much maternity leave as I can get, so I’m scheduling my pregnancy for the baby to be born between April – June so I can have the whole summer before needing to go back to work. 

    Post # 68
    358 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes it will defiantly be something we will consider. I want to avoid the hecticness of having aton going on all at once and be able to spread special occasions out and enjoy them more. I also don’t want the possibility of my baby being born around a major holiday like Christmas and it overshadowing their day

    Post # 69
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’ve had too many family members go through a summer pregnancy in ths 110+ degree weather. I definitely would not go for an autumn baby because of it. I also wouldn’t want to have the baby in September, because then you have to deal with school age cut offs. Either the kid will be the oldest in the class or the very youngest. I’d rather be somewhere in the middle.

    So I suppose I would want a late spring baby. But as I am not TTC and just invading this thread, I have not given it great thought other than those two points.

    Post # 70
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We have way too many family birthdays in Jan/Feb so we don’t want those months

    Post # 71
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would love to have an October baby.  Anything between late March-October would be ideal as far as my work situation.

    Post # 72
    8146 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i get REALLY cranky in the summer with the heat.. so for everyones sake, i’d PREFER not being pregnant in the summer… BUT in winter you gotta buy more maternity clothes (i think?), and also the idea of snow on the ground on the way to the hospital, and also on the way home makes me super nervous.. at this point we’re waiting til AFTER my sisters wedding and our first anniversary in October.. aside from that, i’ll be too overjoyed to even remember that i HAD a preference!

    ETA: i’d prefer a summer baby rather than a Christmas/New Year’s Baby. i have friend who are born on xmas eve and they don’t get the attention that they deserve!

    Post # 73
    2662 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have my heart set on a fall baby right now, so they’ll be older in their grade and have their birthday during the school year, and fall is usually a lovely season weather wise here. I know that means I’d be prego and large in the summer but it’s worth it to me…I’ll just wear flowy dresses or something. October would be great too, as long as it doesn’t land on DH’s b-day that month. Not planning on TTC for another few years but if my “ideal” timeline doesn’t pan out and it takes us more than the first few months to get pregnant I think I’d take a month off to avoid december and probably Januray b/c my birthday is that month, then aim again for a Feb-May baby. I don’t really want a summer baby b/c they be youngest in their grade and I always thought having a birthday during the school year was fun and the poor summer birthdays didn’t get that special celebration day at school. I’m a planner though and like to map out my future way too much. 😉 Darling Husband could care less when a baby is due. 🙂

    Post # 75
    1476 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Didn’t even think about it. We started trying on our wedding night.

    Post # 76
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wanted to avoid a summer baby, because I always hated having a summer birthday. Most of my friends were away on vacation, and I never got to celebrate my birthday in school and bring in treats! 

    I would also like to avoid a “holiday baby”. I think it would suck to have your birthday around Christmas! I think in general I would hope to avoid a winter baby – you don’t ever get to have a nice outdoor birthday party. That’s just me though.

    It’s taken us longer than anticipated to TTC so at this point I would probably just be happy whenever. We’re shooting for fall right now, and I probably will stop trying for a month or two to avoid a Christmas-timed baby. I always thought the spring would be perfect time…but again, at this point, as long as it happens, whenever! You get to a point when you realize you can’t necessary plan as much as you thought and are just happy whenever it finally happens!

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