(Closed) For fun- If you could pick your babies birth month/season (NWR) POLL

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What's your perfect scenario baby birth month?
    January/February : (12 votes)
    6 %
    March/April : (58 votes)
    28 %
    May/June : (64 votes)
    31 %
    July/August : (24 votes)
    12 %
    September/October : (33 votes)
    16 %
    November/December : (13 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 46
    Member
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    As a late December birthday, I can fervently say NOT NEAR THE HOLIDAYS. Even if you don’t celebrate, everyone else is away. May/June – no dealing with summer while pregnant, better birthdays.

    Post # 47
    Member
    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I voted March/April.  There are sooooo many birthdays in our families from October through February, and another big lot in summer.  I think it’d be nice to have a birthday time that’s all your own.  Though maybe I’m biased, since I have a Thanksgiving week birthday and an EDD that same week, this year!  And I had to miss summer rollercoasters this year, which really bummed me out…. Hoping we can try for the next one starting in late summer/early fall, so maybe I won’t have to miss another coaster season!

    Post # 48
    Member
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I voted May/June, but wouldn’t mind Feb-July really. Main reason is that FI’s and my birthdays are in Sept & Oct, our dating anniversary is also in Sept, both of my parent’s birthdays are in Nov, so it’d be good to not have a big birthday at the same time!

    Post # 49
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    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our oldest was born in January. I voted May/June because it stinks having an indoor birthday party all the time. 😒 No bounce house. Rental fees. No pool party. Nothing. Number two was born in August so both her birthdays have been outside and awesome. Number three is due in January. Poop. Here we go again. 

    Post # 50
    Member
    1265 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I always felt bad in school for kids with summer birthdays because we’d celebrate in class a month or two before.  Also felt bad that they were the youngest (last to do stuff like getting a drivers license).  Well, our first is due 7/6/16.  Sorry baby!  😉

    I guess now I see some of the pros: nice weather for maternity leave, outdoor birthday parties, etc. 

    Post # 51
    Member
    9555 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I just had a baby at the end of July and I thought the timing was good personally.

    We have a/c so any heat was not an issue. Winters are freezing here so I wouldn’t choose to have a winter baby. I didn’t have to buy a maternity coat which was a bonus too.

    You also get to claim baby for the whole year of taxes even if they were born later in the year.

    I didn’t have to burn through all my PTO in January (for example) and be stuck the rest of the year. She’s also old enough now that the holidays will be more fun/easier.

    My main concern about a July baby is being one of the youngest in her class, but I was as well and did fine.

    Post # 52
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    So much fun reading everyone’s reasons for picking a certain month. I have been overthinking this far too much lately and trying to try for a fall baby. My husband read some statistic (Freakanomics book, I believe) on how Fall babies are more successful and do better in school. That was good enough for us, but now I really want to stop overthinking and just be happy with whatever month it happens to be 🙂 

    For many of the same reasons above, an early Spring baby sounds perfect. Pregnant during the winter (though we don’t have much of a winter here in CA), can get out and take walks once born in the Spring and they’d be in the middle age group of their class. My friend had a May baby and loved having the summer off for maternity leave. When do you ever get a summer break again as an adult? 

    Post # 53
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    May would be ideal for me.  Its spaced out enough from the big holidays, DH’s Birthday, My Birthday, and our anniversary.  Plus its usually warm enough in May to do a nice backyard birthday party.  

    I really don’t want to have a kid too close to my anniversary.  I know it sounds a bit selfish, but I plan to take an anniversary trip with Darling Husband every year, just the two of us, and if I have a kid with a birthday on my anniversary, we would basically have to prioritize the kids birthday over the anniversary trip. If it were to happen like that, I’m sure we’ll still be overjoyed, and we’ll find other ways to celebrate our anniversary or another time to do a getaway.  But if I had a choice, we’d just have a May baby.

    Post # 54
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    1868 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I chose March/April because I am due in April 🙂 We tried for April because I thought it would be nice to have the baby in mild weather. I didnt want to be super pregnant in the heat of Texas summer.  I also like April because she will be in the middle of her age group at school.

    My first was born in and that was great too. I enjoyed being pregnant in the colder months. We did have some ice on the roads after he was born which was kind of scary but I wasnt leaving the house anyway. 🙂

    We also didnt have any other birthdays in April or January so for now babies have their own month!

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  SaraP2012.
    Post # 55
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    1868 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    baletrina:  I didnt think about this until a few months ago. We were out at a park near our new house and they have a really cool pavilion and a little kid was having their birthday. I thought how nice it would be to have a party there. My husband mentioned our sons second but I said ummm no… he will be 2 in January.

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