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post #41 of 55
we have pretty cold winters, and hot summers here. DD was born nov30th, in the middle of two snowstorms. It really wasn't fun at all. The house got down to 14 degrees during her birth. I told dh that if we can help it, i don't want another winter baby. Late winter would be ok. I know that summer wouldn't be much fun either (gets up to around 110 sometimes) but at least i could be out and about more! And the baby wouldn't have to look like a little sausage all packed in layers upon layers of clothes.
post #42 of 55
I have a Sept. baby, and that was great, and an early June baby, that was pretty nice too - I think December was a better time though. I've always wanted to have a baby born between Christmas and New Years - I don't know why!
post #43 of 55
ds1 is a late february baby and ds 2 is an early march baby and next time around i would like an october baby so i can be pregnant in the summer. it does get pretty darn hot here in north carolina, but actually it gets SO hot that even if i weren't pregnant i wouldn't be going outside. i hated my winter maternity clothes. so frumpy compared to all the cute summer things and if i have a baby in october, then i have all winter to hide in comfy sweaters while i wait for my tummy to shrink back down so i can be back to my regular size (4-6) when the more skimpy summer season rolls back around. plus, when i get pregnant i get BIG, but it is all belly big, not all around big, so no matter what i could never find a shirt to cover my tummy which is such a pain when it's cold outside. also- the time i love my body the best is when i'm pregnant and in the summer you can show it off without freezing your tail off! hahaha
post #44 of 55
I've had two September babies. Little picky Virgo girls

Likes:
I loved being pg in summer for showing off my belly.
Sept is a nice month for laying in bed and resting with all the windows open. Babies aren't too young or too mobile for holiday travel.
I LOVE the foods harvested at this time of year and I loved pigging out after being sick for 9 months.

Dislikes:
I tend to get very moody in late winter early spring and with both my pg's I had to spend this time puking/getting used to being pg.
When a Sept baby is old enough to start tasting food there's not too much fresh produce available in my area (say 7 months old - April).

This baby is due in the end of November.
I'm looking forward to having a Saggitarius child and I'm also excited about having a great excuse to let the holidays be as simple as possible.
I'm nervous about being stuck indoors for a long winter.
post #45 of 55
hmm...i live in a very hot climate....i think it was in the 70's and 80's this past and where i am we have hurricane season so i would not want to be expecting a baby right in the middle of that so i must say...i conceived in april of 2005 and i thought my baby would be here on christmas day...so we were very excited...and then new years past...and i took down our tree...very upset and emotional....i wanted the baby to have a picture in front of our tree...then the full moon past on the 15th of january and still no baby...i cried...and finally i went into labor on wed. the 18th and he was finally born on friday the 20th....i think that is the perfect time to have a baby
post #46 of 55
Thread Starter 

Spring seems to win!

I'm bumping this post, because after reading all of the replies again, I tallied up all of the "I would want a ____ baby", and found the following results (leaving some room for error):

Fall 2
Summer 8
Winter 9
Spring 16

I find this to be interesting that so many posters said spring. I wonder if there is a biological/ecological, or maybe cultural, reason behind this. Spring babies are conceived when there is lots of fresh produce to eat, born when there aren't as many colds/flus around, babymooned during a not too hot/cold season, and ready to try their first foods during or right after the big fall harvests. Any thoughts on this? And of course, if anyone else wants to post again about their ideal birth/pregnancy timetable, that would be neat as well.
post #47 of 55
I had a mid-March baby and that was eh. Wasn't planned, but worked out. If all possible, I would like to plan for an April or May baby. There are a few reasons for this:

1) I hate the heat. When I am pregnant, this was made infinitely worse. I had horrible migranes from the heat my entire first trimester and I was miserable to the extreme. Even in the late fall/winter when it was only 16-19C in our house I was still burning up.

2) My daughter had the infinite luck of being born at the fever pitch height of cold/flu season for this area this year. All three of us got sick immediately following the birth. My husband was shot completely down with it THE DAY OF THE BIRTH. No one could come visit me in the hospital because friends and family also had it. I would like to try for later when possible.

3) There is something novel about the idea of babies birthed in the spring. My daughter was born on the last damn day of winter. :

If the heat wasn't an issue, I would also consider a fall baby. I just can't imagine being 6-9 months pregnant in the drenching heat of summer. No thanks, if that can be avoided.
post #48 of 55
Getting knocked up in August and giving birth in Febuary/March. The baby won't be a holiday baby and the mom doesn't have to endure summer with an extra 30 lbs. Also, you can lose the weight in time for beach season.
I'm 'planning' my pregnancy that way, it will also be a nice suprise for my man since he is an October baby who will get a nice bday present of finding out he will be a daddy!
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by Malila View Post
Fall 2
Summer 8
Winter 9
Spring 16

I find this to be interesting that so many posters said spring. I wonder if there is a biological/ecological, or maybe cultural, reason behind this. Spring babies are conceived when there is lots of fresh produce to eat, born when there aren't as many colds/flus around, babymooned during a not too hot/cold season, and ready to try their first foods during or right after the big fall harvests. Any thoughts on this? And of course, if anyone else wants to post again about their ideal birth/pregnancy timetable, that would be neat as well.

Intersting, I would love a little fall baby, but where I live the summer's are HORRIBLE. I grew up in Africa though and I would never dream of having a March baby there, because the climate is reversed.
post #50 of 55
well i've had a spring baby in late march, a early summer baby in june, and a late late summer baby end of aug. I can think of pros and cons of all three... i was thinking of ttc soon and if things go as quick as before i'd be due in nov. ish... only thing i worry about is i get SAD pretty bad but usally early fall and by the 1st of the year i'd better. My second was good except for the fact that i could swim for 8 weeks out of the summer... my third wasn't fun being BIG all summer long, i did lots of swimming but not as much as the other kids would have liked to do, i couldn't coach ball teams or anything eles, i missed some of the start of schools stuff too.. never will i have an aug baby again... my first was good except i gained 74lbs or so and it wasn't really something i wanted for summer time it did work out though having all summer for walks, swimming, ect by aug my baby weight was gone...
post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by luellamaeve View Post
Getting knocked up in August and giving birth in Febuary/March. The baby won't be a holiday baby and the mom doesn't have to endure summer with an extra 30 lbs. Also, you can lose the weight in time for beach season.
I'm 'planning' my pregnancy that way, it will also be a nice suprise for my man since he is an October baby who will get a nice bday present of finding out he will be a daddy!
How do you figure August for a February/March baby? I got pregnant in the on or within one-two days of the summer solstice in June for my March baby. August would give you a very late April/May/very early June baby, depending.
post #52 of 55
I was just going to post that I got pregnant at the end of June for my March baby. Having hg in the summer sucks, but not as much as being hugely pregnant.

I just had my second baby in August and he just got his first cold. The other good thing about a spring baby is they are older before cold and flu season starts.
post #53 of 55
I have one Oct and one Jan baby. I'm liking winter babies. I'm not itching to go anywhere, by the time warmer weather rolls around baby is older, when the baby is a newborn, it's gets dark so early that I can go to bed early. The only real negetive for me is it's cold season.
post #54 of 55
Traditionally when we transfer over important dates from last years calendar to the new year's calendar, along with Birthdays and Anniversaries, we put this in big bold letters on March:
USE BIRTH CONTROL OR ABSTAIN

March = December babies.

it just kills the holidays I find. We have a Nov 28th (today's his & his daddy's b-day!) and a Dec 10th baby. Both totally killed the holidays. We couldn't go anywhere and if we did it drove us batty. ugh. No fun.

My 2nd babe is a March baby. It was great, but right in the middle of the semester so I could only teach one class.
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by Spark View Post
Traditionally when we transfer over important dates from last years calendar to the new year's calendar, along with Birthdays and Anniversaries, we put this in big bold letters on March:
USE BIRTH CONTROL OR ABSTAIN
LOL! Too funny!
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