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post #21 of 43
If having her on 9/11 means I won't be pregnant on 9/12, I'm ALL for it.

Ideally, I'd like to have her on 9/10, or 9/9....I still have half an hour for that one.....that'd be a very intense labor, but quick!
post #22 of 43
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I think the farther out we get from the day of the attacks, the less intense the reactions to the day seem. I remember knowing a couple people with babies born on the one year anniversary, and that was rough for them. But now it doesn't seem so hard. I see a lot of non 9/11 related events going on this year, for example. Like a local Catholic Church is having their annual Octoberfest on that day, and I've seen a bunch of other stuff scheduled for the 11th, too.
Yeah, we have a Farmers Fest to go to tomorrow... very much not 9/11 related, but is on 9/11

I actually do not think there is anything going on here dealing with 9/11 and we live at a Military base!

Next year though, 9/11/11... thats gonna be a big year. But only because its been 10 years. And Im sure most of it will be focused, as it slowly has over the years, on what we have done as a country to overcome it.
post #23 of 43
DDCC to add that my wedding anniversary is on 9/11 and I think it is wonderful to have a reason to celebrate the day instead of giviing the terrorists reason to be remembered. Not that we shouldn't remember the tragedy, but to be able to move on and have something representing the day - especially new birth....don't let the terrorists ruin that for you.
post #24 of 43
My due date was 9/12 by u/s and 9/8 by LMP, we figured there was a good chance we might hit 9/11 and weren't thrilled about it! However, DH and I both felt that down the line, this date would not be so significant, and that it would be much more so to us who lived through 9/11/01 then our children, who didn't. All along I said there were two days we wanted to avoid- 9/7 the first day of school- was the other, and we managed to miss both. Although at my 39week appt, the day before I delivered, I told the midwife we would have her either 9/7 or 9/11 because they were the two days I wanted to avoid!
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That said, one of the things that has helped me be most committed to the idea of not being induced is the idea of the child "choosing their own birthday", so if that's what she chose, I'd have to think there was a reason for that and when she was meant to be born. I've always been a little sad to think I made DD come on a day she didn't want to, especially after my sister ever so nicely pointed out in an astrology book that the day after DD's birthday had both my and DH's birthdays as complimentary!
s, bri. I like your thoughts on this, though. It's really important for me that our girl choose her birthday, too, and if she happens to choose tomorrow, then she chooses tomorrow.

And yeah...I'd rather have 9/11 than an induction on 9/20 or something.
post #26 of 43
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You know, for the entire pregnancy I've been thinking, gosh, I really hope we don't hit the 11th. Now? I don't care, I want this baby out. Ugh.

And yes, while the day has so many negative associations for us, I don't think our children will find it to be the same and I'm not really concerned about it.
DH has expressed some concern that this will be our baby's birthday, but I just want to have a baby! DESPERATELY. If it can't be today, I'll happily take tomorrow! He can come on 666 for all I care (not that I am waiting until whenever that would next be!). Also, 9/11 is my oldest brother's birthday, which is really neither here nor there to me as he and I are estranged, but...every day is someone's birthday. At least we're in the clear for our babies sharing one with Hitler, right?
post #27 of 43
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DDCC to add that my wedding anniversary is on 9/11 and I think it is wonderful to have a reason to celebrate the day instead of giviing the terrorists reason to be remembered. Not that we shouldn't remember the tragedy, but to be able to move on and have something representing the day - especially new birth....don't let the terrorists ruin that for you.
What a wonderful thing to say! I love this attitude! I am adopting it!
post #28 of 43
Dropping in to add that my niece turned one y.o. on 9/11/01, and while that day was horrible, it's been wonderful ever since to have a reason to celebrate someone's birth.

Birthday candles are a extra special way to light up the darkness.
post #29 of 43
Hear that, baby? Not being born tomorrow means Al Qaeda wins. Is that what you want?




*not being flip about 9/11 loss- I've cried about it a lot already looking at the videos on NPR.com from native NY'ers experiencing the day firsthand- they're amazing, check them out if you have time.
post #30 of 43
Bri, that really is the underlying thing. The point of that attack was to stop our way of life. To shake us up and make it hard for us to go on. It was a shock, and an awful thing, but we DID go on. And we WILL go on. Life goes on. Americans pull together, and we press ahead, especially in the face of tragedy.

The difference to me between the Oklahoma City bombing, and 9/11, though, is that one was done by one of our own. The other was an act of war. Both terrorist acts, but not of the same caliber whatsoever. 9/11 will impact our children's children. I don't think it's something that's going to fade anytime soon.

Maybe the reality is more in my face than it is for others, since dh is a Marine. For starters, dh is a Marine BECAUSE of 9/11. He literally completely and totally changed the course of his/our lives that day. Secondly, it comes up in my daily life. "Mama, why is Daddy in Afghanistan." Well, and I sighed and took a deep breath...and I told my sweet 5yo all about that day.

But, there is promise and hope. Just like 9/11 changed the course of our life 9 years ago, this baby is the healing of that event. Dh was able to finish what he felt called to do after 9/11. His heart was content that he had done his part. He came home, and I got pg right away. He was ready to come home, and just be a husband and a Daddy. For our baby to come on 9/11 is a redefining of the day. It's a new beginning.

And I think it could be for a lot of people.
post #31 of 43
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Maybe the reality is more in my face than it is for others, since dh is a Marine. For starters, dh is a Marine BECAUSE of 9/11. He literally completely and totally changed the course of his/our lives that day. Secondly, it comes up in my daily life. "Mama, why is Daddy in Afghanistan." Well, and I sighed and took a deep breath...and I told my sweet 5yo all about that day.
mhmm

9/11 is why my midwife chose to practice at Camp LeJeune. It was her way of giving back.

9/11 is why DH decided without a doubt, sitting in band class and terrified that his brother... a Marine who had an office in the pentagon... was in that part of the building... decided to follow in his brothers footsteps (later, finding out the president was in Florida, his family was very relieved to find out that BIL was down there as well, as his job at the time was with Marine One... the helicopter that transports the president)

9/11 was a horrible horrible thing, but it changed SO many peoples lives for the better afterward because the choices they made because of it. As happens with almost any horrible event.

We taught DS about it last year, during DHs 2 week leave home from Kuwait/Iraq... and plan on teaching DD about it tomorrow (if I'm not in labor) I think it is very important for them to understand, especially since DH, BIL and my own brother are all military... as well as my little sister who is joining the Navy and myself, former Army (pre-9/11)


But that said... as I already said I would LOVE to have my daughter tomorrow because it is my mothers second birthday. I think it would be a great birthday gift to her... and because of moms remission birthday the day has already taken on a whole new meaning of life going on for us.

(Sorry for typing so much, I just wore myself out cleaning the livingroom... lol so Im tired and rambly... but it gave me the awesome idea to make my mom a second-birthday cake!)
post #32 of 43
DDCC...

My DS will be 7 tomorrow, and while I felt sorry almost for the babies born on 09/11/2001 because they would share that day with one of the most tragic in history, then 2 years later i deliver my own child on that very day. I think it was God's way of telling me to embrace and celebrate while mourning the loved ones lost.
post #33 of 43
Dddc -

Please turn a day like 9.11 into a day a birth and joy. I couldn't see anything better than making a day that once reminded us of death, to now be about birth and new beginnings
post #34 of 43
well today's the day ladies.... some one better have a baby ;-)
post #35 of 43
not me!
post #36 of 43
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He can come on 666 for all I care (not that I am waiting until whenever that would next be!).
This made me smile since my ds#1 nearly made his appearance on 6/6/06 and it was all over the news that people in the US were rescheduling sections, inductions, etc to avoid it. My water had broken early on 6/5 and I was tired, I would have been ok with 6/6, but alas he came 6/7. Now here we are on 9/11, it is early, might have a baby today

Anyone feel like they are getting labor started??
post #37 of 43
Well, I did it. Baby boy was born this morning 9/11 at 6am!
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Well, I did it. Baby boy was born this morning 9/11 at 6am!
Congratulations!
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Well, I did it. Baby boy was born this morning 9/11 at 6am!
omg! congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #40 of 43
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