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So, what's GOOD about having a baby in August?

post #1 of 57
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I never planned to have an EDD in the heat of summer and I'm trying to get psyched about it...can we list some fun stuff about having a late summer baby?

Here's one: no problem letting baby go nekkid which means lots of skin to skin contact.
post #2 of 57
I am looking forward to being able to swim in June and July, when your back hurts and from what I have heard, the water really feels great when youre about to pop
post #3 of 57
I loved having an August baby so much I'm having another one. There are a lot of great things about having a summer baby. The weather is still great for months after Baby is born so in the early days you can sit outside nursing and introduce your little one to the world and as your baby gets bigger you can go for nice long walks while s/he sleeps in a sling. Such a great, easy way to start taking off the baby weight! You don't have to put your little one in a heavy coat, hat, etc.- just a onsie! It's not cold and flu season. And summer maternity clothes are way cuter than the winter ones. No need to buy a winter maternity coat, just hang out in shorts and a tank top, or a sundress and some flip flops. No fears of having to worry about snow or ice on your trip to the hospital, and we had so much fun having a big backyard bbq for my daughter's first birthday party. I love having a summer baby!
post #4 of 57
Getting a Leo Baby, leos can be fun!

For me schedule wise it couldn't be better, using my pool for the pains and for cooling down. I am trying to stay very positive cause its really hot here in August, but what can a girl do but see the bright side
post #5 of 57
DDC crashing, Also...you don't have to worry about bundling up a newborn when you go out. The risk of catching a cold (or worse, RSV, for example) is much lower.
You have an excuse to wear almost nothing when you're at home! =)
post #6 of 57
By the time cold and flu season hit, your little one will be old enough so you aren't as worried about exposure.

You have a little one old enough to bring to family holiday gathering without too much fear of exposure and such, but young enough to be the tiny new exciting baby. At Thanksgiving and Christmas they're still so easily transportable - EBF slinglings, and you're recovered from the birth.

You get to announce your pregnancy at Christmas time. We've done that twice now. It's so fun to announce the pregnancy to the whole family gathered together instead of by phone and such.

If you plan to send your little one to school, at least here, your little one just makes the school cut off date, so you can choose to start them as a young 5 or wait until they're 6 depending on your child's needs and personality. A month later they HAVE to wait and start when they're almost 6 and they're stuck being oldest even if they would have been better off starting earlier.

Gift giving occasions of birthday, Christmas, and perhaps Easter, are well spread out in the year.

You can easily dress your tiny one in just a onsie.

It's beautiful and warm outside for taking tiny newborn pictures.

There are many more. I'm a late July birthday and DD is August. Here I am doing it all over again I think the summer is the perfect time to have a baby :
post #7 of 57
I'm looking forward to all the cute maternity dresses and shirts for hot weather. my last pregnancy was during the winter and they don't make anything warm but sweaters for preggo winter women....and I hate sweaters.
post #8 of 57
Love the ideas! Though around here temps start dropping in Sept and we often have snow in Oct so I'm actually a bit worried about having such a tiny babe when the snows come and life around here shuts down. On the up side though, there's no way we could have a homebirth after the snows started, so summer gives us the homebirth option.

Lurve the future birthday ideas though. And I'm looking forward to living in my super comfy mat skirts and spending as much time as possible at the lake. We're going to get a park pass and go every day since we don't have air conditioning at home, but it's usually cooler by the lake/in the gorges and the girls like splashing in the gorges too.

Hmmm...maybe add kiddie pool splashing to the list? It's an easy way to keep the older kiddos happy and in one place while nursing the new babe.

Oh, and preschool starts up in Sept so we'll have a small faily babymoon and hopefully I'll be up to taxi-duty by the time school starts!
post #9 of 57
I'm glad I don't have to buy lots of layered maternity wear and comfy sandals and flip flops will be nice for swollen feet! I'm also glad I don't have to worry about the expense of fixing the heater in my car right away. It doesn't get too cold until November here.
post #10 of 57
you wont be having your baby during flu season
post #11 of 57
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Originally Posted by RTT View Post
I loved having an August baby so much I'm having another one. There are a lot of great things about having a summer baby. The weather is still great for months after Baby is born so in the early days you can sit outside nursing and introduce your little one to the world and as your baby gets bigger you can go for nice long walks while s/he sleeps in a sling. Such a great, easy way to start taking off the baby weight! You don't have to put your little one in a heavy coat, hat, etc.- just a onsie! It's not cold and flu season. And summer maternity clothes are way cuter than the winter ones. No need to buy a winter maternity coat, just hang out in shorts and a tank top, or a sundress and some flip flops. No fears of having to worry about snow or ice on your trip to the hospital, and we had so much fun having a big backyard bbq for my daughter's first birthday party. I love having a summer baby!
i agree with all of the above!!!!
post #12 of 57
Well, it may sound crazy but I'm looking forward to going camping with my older three and a newborn. Honestly, I find camping with a newborn really easy (did it with my first two), but by the time they are crawling it is enough of an impediment to make me want to skip a season of the great outdoors.
post #13 of 57
I'm happy that DS1 will be on summer vacation at the end of pregnancy so I don't have to worry about driving him back and forth while having those last few weeks false starts. I'm scared to death of the heat factor though, we're in SW FL and August is HOT!
post #14 of 57
you don't have to buy a maternity coat. you can wear stretchy hippie skirts and wrap pants and loose flowy comfy things.

you can go for walks with the baby in a wrap and not worry about the cold. you can leave the house without having to bundle the baby.

i hate being due in summer though, just being pregnant when it's so hot.....ugh... i've done with before and i'm not looking forward to that. just the part after, having a newborn while it's warm out. that's nice.
post #15 of 57
To be honest, I swore I'd never do it again, for various reasons (look where that got me) but at the top of my list:

Nice to start with the crawling/walking in the summer, when you can be outside.

Good for potty-learning the next summer, if your little one is ready. No need to worry about naked bottoms in the cold and lots of time for peeing in the grass outside.
post #16 of 57
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Originally Posted by wanderinggypsy View Post
Well, it may sound crazy but I'm looking forward to going camping with my older three and a newborn. Honestly, I find camping with a newborn really easy (did it with my first two), but by the time they are crawling it is enough of an impediment to make me want to skip a season of the great outdoors.
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Originally Posted by Glittergal View Post
To be honest, I swore I'd never do it again, for various reasons (look where that got me) but at the top of my list:

Nice to start with the crawling/walking in the summer, when you can be outside.

Good for potty-learning the next summer, if your little one is ready. No need to worry about naked bottoms in the cold and lots of time for peeing in the grass outside.
Good points, gals!

I'm kinda crabby about the late summer timing for trivial reasons. What's great for me is that if I need bedrest or anything strange, it's during the summer when I'm not on contract! : Uhh, well, actually that might not be true. I'm supposed to teach (on-line) in the summer session. Ooops. Well, I can do that as long as I'm not in the hospital for a long time due to premature birth or something odd.
post #17 of 57
peach season!!

I was due early Sepetmebr three years ago and I was so in love wit the fresh ripe peaches!
post #18 of 57
Also, since we live pretty far north and I really like to keep our produce sources very local, its nce that baby will begin eating solids in the spring and summer.
post #19 of 57
I have 2 other kids and they can actually play outside for an extended amount of time rather than everyone be stuck inside driving each other nuts.

ditto on the beach

don't have to worry about slipping on ice

don't have to worry about bad weather and the midwife getting stuck in the snow on the way to your house (or you getting stuck on the way to the hospital)

you can really show off your pregnant belly in fun summery clothes

ditto on the sandles instead of squeezing your poor feet into shoes that are too tight.

having an infant for the holidays:
sarah
post #20 of 57
Swimming in outdoor pools!

Flowy sundresses.

Being able to take my older child to the park in good weather and let her run around to blow off energy instead of having to figure out things to do inside in crappy weather.

Flip flops!

Being able to sling the baby instead of having to keep him/her in the bucket seat when we go places. My daughter was born in October and after I fell on the ice while carrying her in the bucket carseat (and dropping it and watching her tumble down the steps), I swore I'd never carry her in my arms when it was icey as a newborn. Thankfully she was okay, but it really freaked me out! This time, NO ICE.

Having the sun out to help with any jaundice AND ppd!

The AWESOME outdoor newborn pictures!
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