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Anybody not so sure about close to holiday baby?

post #1 of 63
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I am a New Year's Eve baby, and it was a mixed bag growing up. I'm not sure I'm loving this middle of December due date thing. It's going to be a crazy holiday season this year, and all the ones after. I'm hoping I'm early, like last time (38 weeks), to take some of the pressure off.
post #2 of 63
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I am a New Year's Eve baby, and it was a mixed bag growing up. I'm not sure I'm loving this middle of December due date thing. It's going to be a crazy holiday season this year, and all the ones after. I'm hoping I'm early, like last time (38 weeks), to take some of the pressure off.
Im a Dec 14th baby myself and I agree... and mine is a decent distance from christmas... DH's friend is Dec 24, which sucks, because no one ever goes to his party...
post #3 of 63
I am crossing my legs until January, hubby's is Dec 26th and I am due the 27th and he had HIS OWN MOTHER forget his birthday one year when he was a kid. January, January, January!!
post #4 of 63
Yeah, the holiday season is busy for my family. My brother's birthday is Dec. 16 (same as my due date!), then comes Christmas and New Year's, then my mom's birthday is Jan. 9 and my dad's is Jan. 19th. It's already crazy enough as it is! And yeah, my brother gets the shaft on his birthday every year, so I hope that doesn't happen to this baby too!
post #5 of 63
I'm so glad you said this! Dh and I have been trying for 9 months and I decided that I would be fine with it if nothing happened this month because then we would avoid the holidays. And wouldn't you know, my guessdate it 12/20. I've actually been thinking about coming up with an alternate celebration day so the poor kid doesn't get shafted.
post #6 of 63
Sort of. Dh has a lot of apprehension about it, but I just feel like it will be our job as a family to make our little one's birthday special irregardless.
I'm more worried at this point about being able to celebrate Christmas with our dd this year, as it is possible we won't even be home with her for Christmas since my due date is 12/23 or 24.
post #7 of 63
This will be my third born in December . One is the 2nd, the other is the 28th. I'm due on the 9-10th or so. It's already a crazy month, but we make sure to have separate parties for the kids, since I don't want it to be combined with Christmas. The other kids get separate parties, and so it's only fair my December kids do too.
post #8 of 63
Not a big deal to me. My DS2 was born on Halloween, and DS1 the day before Thanksgiving. So, we're used to holiday birthdays

My DH is actually MLK's BD (Jan 15) and mine right around Memorial Day (May 28th)

I'm due 12/6- so this babe would be the furthest from a holiday in our family
post #9 of 63
I'm really excited about a holiday baby. Talk about the best gift ever...

We'll throw him/her birthday parties before all the holiday chaos kicks in. My parents used to take us on trips over the holiday break from school; hopefully DH and I will be able to keep that tradition with this little one!
post #10 of 63
My dad's birthday is Dec 17, my best friend's is Dec 18, and DH's dad's is Dec 19! My EDD is Dec 19.

I really hope it doesn't edge any closer to Christmas, but I also hope baby stays put till about the EDD, because I have finals for grad school!

We always celebrated dad's birthday on the 17th and made it special. Then we'd leave the "happy birthday" signs up for Jesus' birthday on Christmas!
post #11 of 63
I've already gotten a couple of comments about combining birthday and holiday gifts for the baby...no fair! We will have to make an effort to make sure this one's b-day is special every year.
post #12 of 63
My birthday is Dec 15 and that's what I'm calling my EDD. It's really supposed to be Dec 8, but being my first, I'm going to just call it my birthday.

I didn't mind my birthday growing up. I never had much in the way of parties, but neither did the rest of my brothers and sister, so we were fine.
post #13 of 63
I have been thinking about this a lot, we started TTC when the due date would have been spring, but of course it didn't go as planned and months passed...I was like LillianB, once you're trying and nothing is happening, you just figure you'll keep trying and nothing will happen and this time we weren't hoping too much and voila! My EDD is December 17th but I went early with DD by 5 days and my cycles seem to be around 25 days so I am hoping this one will be early too...I imagine we'll do a party the first week of December to avoid the holidays and hopefully kids will come...? I have always felt bad for friends whose birthdays fall during the holidays, but what can you do?

As DD says, "you get what you get and you don't get upset" (she learned that gem at school)
post #14 of 63
My last baby was a Dec 2008 baby. The nice thing we've found is that people don't want to buy twice in a month, so we have received a lot of cash in lieu of gifts, which is great. She has too much stuff anyways! She was due Dec 7, born Dec 14. This one is due Dec 18. Honestly, with birthdays so close and Christmas thrown in there, they'll get stuck with early joint birthday parties. Each can have a special day on their actual birthdays but I'm not throwing 2 bday parties in December!
post #15 of 63
To me, the most important part of the holidays is family and adding to the family at that time just makes it that much more special
post #16 of 63
my 2nd DS is 12/21 and my DH is 1/7...and of course I think I'll be due 12/26 or so. Nothing like packing them all in close!

I actually don't mind so much having the one so close to Christmas. I do have to try really hard to make sure we have a birthday celebration separate from the holiday stuff, but he's still only 2 so we haven't had a problem yet.

I hope this one's not born on his birthday, though, that would be too much for me!
post #17 of 63
I'm also a New Year's Eve baby. I thought for years that the New's Year Parade was in honor of me. I have thought many times about just changing my birthday to sometime in June after Father's Day. I might do that for this one since s/he's due on Christmas!
post #18 of 63
Due on 12/15/10 but delivered DD @ 38 weeks so I am hoping for the same scenario. I hear mixed things about the 2nd in terms of EDD.
post #19 of 63
My birthday's Jan 2nd, and my sis is Dec 19th, so we're both about 1 week on either side of Christmas. She definitely got a more 'separate-from-Christmas' birthday parties, because often school was still in session, and people weren't off visiting family yet. Jan 2nd was harder, because people were tired of celebrating after all the holidays, and Christmas break was usually still going on. Hope for earlier-in-Dec babies

That said, we both make a "Christmas/birthday" list, and would get some gifts for each. It was particularly annoying for both of us when a birthday gift would come wrapped in Christmas paper, but it happens every year.

I'm so hoping to join you ladies- I'm hopeful, and testing tomorrow at 13DPO, which would give me an EDD of 12/30/10!
post #20 of 63
You know what were all forgetting!!!

What an awesome tax deduction december babies are! They are born right at the end of the year... so you barely spend money on them. But you still get to deduct them as if they were there the whole year. haha.

thats what my lovely accountant husband keeps telling me. haha.
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