Our first was born on December 22. That was her due date, but I totally anticipated a January birth. I had set the 22nd as a cutoff though - she either had to be born by then or wait until the 27th! We had been ttc for three years, so, like others had mentioned, we didn't really think it was going to work that month! This time, we anticipated another long process, and were shocked when I got pregnant on the first, "warm up" try.
This year, on her first birthday, my own sister forgot to send a card or anything for dd. Not that dd cared, but I was a little hurt. It's not the gift, it's just the remembering, and I think people are more likely to forget in the bustle of Christmas holidays.
This kiddo is due on the 24th. I just have my fingers crossed that he/she will be born before the 22nd or after boxing day. It's sort of out of our hands though!
We do plan to do half-birthday celebrations though, starting this coming July for dd. We're going to do something special with a few friends, have half of a cake, and whatever othe "half" themed things I can come up with. We don't really plan on gifts from other people, but will probably make something simple (I'm thinking a tutu) and otherwise just make it a special Maren day.
Hopefully it'll all work out.
The important thing is that they're here, in the end.
Is anyone planning holiday themed names? Noel, Holly, etc