I'm due Christmas Eve. My birthday is December 19. There were things I disliked about my birthday, and things that I liked, as a kid (now it doesn't seem so important).
-Birthday parties were always lame- kids had usually gone out of town, and only 3 people could come, or some years my party would be in mid-January, which is a big drag. (Note to self- plan in advance and have kids party early).
-Not much attention paid to my birthday, since people were often distracted.
-In college, finals would often threaten to be on my birthday (wouldn't be a problem if you were born on Christmas or Christmas Eve, obviously)
-Nice to associate everyone being cheerful and happy and in the holiday spirit with YOUR birthday.
-A lot of people complain about getting fewer presents b/c of Christmas, but I sometimes got BETTER presents. Like my parents would get me something that was just too much for birthday or Christmas alone, but lumped together it was sometimes something great and unexpected.
-If finals were over, what better birthday present could there be? Sigh. Relax. The semester is finally over. And it's my birthday!
Anyhow -- I am dreading (when I start telling people) everyone saying, "Oh that's awful," when I say the due date. It's not awful! It's fantastic! I'm having a baby!
mama to Ingrid (11/06) and Louisa (5/29/09):