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I've been getting a lot of eye-rolls from people and a lot of comments along the lines of "I would never want to have a baby around the holidays!"<br><br>
I'm actually getting kind of excited. Firstly, because everyone else in my family with the exception of my sister has a winter birthday (DS: 11/21, Mom: 11/28, Me: 12/17, DH: 12/22, FIL: 1/3) so this little one will fit right in. Second, because I have always wanted to be big and pregnant at Christmas and I never got a chance with my first. I'm SO looking forward to waddling to advent services. And lastly, because it means that for at least ONE Christmas in my life I'm going to be able to do whatever I freakin' want for the holiday without any sort of family pressure to travel or visit or cook or put anyone up for any reason. I have THE BEST EXCUSE EVER to stay home and spoil myself stupid over the holidays. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My favorite thing about being due in December is I don't have to go to in-laws for Thanksgiving (I will be in my third trimester and can not travel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: ). Oh! and I won't be able to make it for Christmas either.<br><br>
Plus it's always so crazy around the holidays that those last weeks that take forever should go by fast. As far as everything else it wiil just be another excuse to get organized and have everything done. Our nesting will be kicking in at a great time. There will be lots of stuff to do.
 

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OK, I'm not a member of your club but I saw it in New Posts and I had to post because I had a baby in December and it was AWESOME. If I were going to have another one I would aim for end of Nov or Christmas time again. She was due Dec 21st but came Dec 7 and it was so much fun. The excitement of the holidays rolled in with having a new baby, a wee baby and a Christmas tree is so nice. Plus, you're distracted from the physical woes by the holiday fun. Oh, and all the foooooood.<br><br>
Congrats!
 

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I agree. I'll be hugely pregnant and no one can make me travel if I don't want to. period, end of dicussion. I hate running from place to place trying to visit all the family and make everyone happy...<br><br>
I think the other best part is not having to be huge during the summer!!!
 

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Not a member of this DDC, but I was due with my first December 2003. A baby is a blessing NO MATTER WHEN it arrives.
 

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ooooo, I hadn't thought of the trip to the in-laws for Thanksgiving, YEA for me!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Seriously though, I am just grateful to be pregnant and due at any time that I hadn't really gotten around to thinking about the December implications. I had my daughter 2 weeks early, so if this one does anything similar, we could have a baby under the tree...how beautiful!<br>
I love the idea of cuddling up with a blanket and my newborn and watching DD open presents as we BF and gaze at each other.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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You know what nifty thing I realized? I will have one child born in each season! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> My son was born in spring, my daughter in the summer, my 2nd son in fall, & this one will come in winter! How cool is that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I actually said to DH that we can't have any more babies unless they invent a new season.
 

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I'm also excited for this December birth. I was a December baby too (the 10th) and now this one's due the 14th. But more importantly, my first child was born July 29, and she was born at 42 weeks, and BOY WAS IT HOT AND HUMID and I was HUGE! That was the longest July ever. Wondering, when is this baby going to come? What a relief to not have to deal with that this time around! And now if this baby's late, there's a chance it can be born on Christmas. That's exciting, especially since Christmas is all about a newborn baby. It'll be neat to have a newborn of my own!
 

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I agree with everyone who commented on the weather issues...although I'll be pregnant the ENTIRE hurricane season here in Florida, it will be cool and I'll be so cozy and warm. I'll love having my sweet baby to hold and show off to family and not have the pressure of traveling. It will be nice to have everyone work around my schedule for once. What greater gift could I ever receive at Christmas time, my favorite season...and what more could I be thankful for than to be sitting all fat and pregnant at the Thanksgiving dinner table, knowing my beautiful baby is almost ready to come out and greet us??<br>
Personally, I'm thrilled. At first I was worried about the shared birthday with holidays, but my brother is Dec. 13th and my nephew is Dec 10th...they don't complain. I'm thrilled to have him/her in November/December.<br>
Florida summers are too hot anyway to be pregnant during one of them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Great thread. I had actually been feeling a little sad over having a baby in December - was hoping for a Halloween baby. But I love all of your responses. Thanks for helping to put it all in perspective.<br>
I am definitely going to love having a new baby and my DS with me this Chirstmas.
 

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Unless my baby is extremely "late", I'll have a cuddly little newborn on Christmas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> At the end of our pregnancies it will be nice and cold instead of miserable and hot.
 

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Gosh, I hadn't even thought about the fact that I get to totally pick and choose what holiday stuff I want to do. That rocks! Thanks, teeny-tiny baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am already drooling over Thanksgiving dinner and I wont have to make it.<br><br>
Maybe I can convince them to come cook at my house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Another bonus is that, if you celebrate Christmas, you can ask for SO much very needed stuff for Christmas. People are prepared to spend money at Christmas anyway, so I know what I'll be talking to my mom about!!
 

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I always said I would NEVER have a babay around xmas...my bro and sis were born Dec 29 and 30 (different years, lol!) and they always got shafted big time.....<br>
So....how does the iniverse repay my arrogance.....Due Jan 3rd...sigh
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I always said I would NEVER have a babay around xmas...my bro and sis were born Dec 29 and 30 (different years, lol!) and they always got shafted big time.....<br>
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when i told my mom my due date she said "what a weird month to have a baby" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> , our family has late spring/early summer bdays.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And lastly, because it means that for at least ONE Christmas in my life I'm going to be able to do whatever I freakin' want for the holiday without any sort of family pressure to travel or visit or cook or put anyone up for any reason. I have THE BEST EXCUSE EVER to stay home and spoil myself stupid over the holidays. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> This is what I'm looking forward to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap">
 

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I was really really set on having a March baby, and was actually quite disappointed when we found out it would be Dec since DH's birthday is 12/19 (near Christmas) and mine is 2/12 (too close to V-day). One of my main reasons for wanting to wait was to avoid the holidays.<br><br>
However, I am mostly over it now since it means we don't have to choose who to visit when for the holidays. I will flat out not be going anywhere at all after Thanksgiving (which is never the nightmare Christmas is) until well into January.
 

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That I can wear sweats at the end of pregnancy, that I can get out of family function at the inlaws, that I can hide extra preg weight in sweats until I drop some weight come spring!
 
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