(Closed) December due dates – how are you prepping for the holidays?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am due 12/22 and sadly, we are not participating in Christmas this year. WHo knows if I will have the baby before, on or after Christmas, so we are playing it safe. My family is bringing us food (YAY) and we will eat at home while our families have their normal celebrations. We are skipping gift exchanges too. Our gift to everyone is our little girl! Merry Christmas 🙂 lol!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Wow you are so far ahead of the game! I am due 12-12-12 and this will be a unique Christmas in the fact that my mom and my dad will both be here!

We really need to get on buying gifts and getting our cards done. We havent started 🙁

We mostly buy everything online so it wont be too bad but we need to get started.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Nickles9911: I’m due 12/5 and have been thinking about this a lot lately. I’ve been doing my gift shopping a little bit earlier than usual, but I still have more to do. Luckily I bought all the wrapping and everything we’ll need during after-Christmas sales last year, so we’re good to go there. I’m impressed with all you’ve accomplished!!! 

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year and I am thinking of putting up the Christmas tree (artificial) that weekend, or maybe even earlier, in case baby comes early.  

I was also just thinking this morning that I should do my baking early and freeze stuff, but we just moved, and I need to finish unpacking first…

I picked out a Christmas Card/Birth Announcement from Tinyprints… I will wait until baby is born to order those cards, but I do have address labels already prepared.

I’m so excited about this holiday season, even though I know it will be a little crazy!!!

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m due 12/8 and have been researching presents online. I’d like to get them bought and wrapped by Thanksgiving or just after. As for Christmas Day, we’re inviting our family to come over – and bring the food! I’d like to participate in getting our tree, but my husband may have to do that alone, as long as I can help decorate.  🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Am I being a grinch? LOL! Both Darling Husband & I think we should just not participate. I guess it’s because my EDD is so close to Christmas. I commend all of you girls for still doing your normal routines, especially you OP. You are really making things happen!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Nickles9911:  You are so ahead of the game! We are only buying for seven people and two are done, but I know what we are going to buy everyone. My due date is 12-11 and really hoping to pop early ! I have thought about cards but I wanna get the babies pictures taken and have that be our card. We will take the baby to my parents and his parents houses which are both local.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@MARIE901:  you aren’t being a grinch.  i’m due 12/27, and like you, who knows if we will have a newborn or be in labor on christmas.  as of now our plan is to not participate either and encourage our families to continue with their plans as normal.  BUT…who knows how that will unfold, i’m sure they will be just as anxious as us excepting the new little one. 

i am really wanting to host thanksgiving as a trade off to christmas, so we can have one last gathering, but my husband is really trying to talk me out of it.  we live at least 3 hours from any of our family so they will be staying with us if we host.  he is afraid i will have already “nested” and have the house spotless, so hosting a whole house full would mess all that up.  we will just have to wait and see how it plays out.  my doctor is pretty conservative and advises against traveling more than 1.5 hours after 34 weeks…which will put us out of thanksgiving and christmas if we don’t host at thanksgiving. 

i haven’t even THOUGHT about cards, gifts, food, etc yet…i probably should

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MARIE901:  You are not being a grinch! We have pulled out of most Christmas plans this year as well. We know we will have our little lady by then but we’re not really into taking our 1-2 week old out and about for a Christmas gathering of 50+ people (who will all want to get their grubby little mitts on her! Who’s the grinch now?). My family will plan on stopping by for a little bit on Christmas Eve to bring us dinner and open some gifts and have Christmas together for the newest additions to the fam-our little one and my now 5 month old nephew. No clue what my in-laws are planning on doing or when they are coming by. I’m actually really excited this year that it will just be our little family for the most part hanging out and enjoying Christmas together-not the running from house to house we’re used to!

As far as being prepared we have some gifts already bought but not all of them. We usually get those on Black Friday. Since we know our little one is coming before Christmas I was planning on doing newborn photos and sending out late holiday cards-I think people will understand why they are late! I should get on the address labels though-you ladies are organized and smart!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

kris1423  I am due the same day Smile  For some reasoN I really think this little one is going to come early, though! 

 

I have not even started thinking about Christmas!  The most we’ve done is tell everyone that we will not be travelling.  If the baby hasn’t come, we’ll probably have a small group of family for dinner on Christmas eve and call it good.

 

Yikes, I guess I’d better get a gift shopping plan together!

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