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Since my due date is Christmas day, that means there's a 95 percent chance the baby won't be born on Christmas, right? It would be a great present for me, but it's so unfair that holiday babies tend to get one set of gifts. Ideally the kid will come a couple days late so I can birthday shop from the Christmas sales.<br>
I'm feeling great. No morning sickness, no fatigue, not cranky. Oh, and no more hangovers!<br>
Can't wait to meet my little Capricorn.
 

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I'm due Christmas Eve and my babies were both 5 days late. I'm hoping that will happen again b/c I want to just enjoy Christams and church with my kiddos. They prolly would be overjoyed to "get a baby for Christmas."<br>
Less presents isn't really a bad thing when you think about it. You could always celebrate the baby's half birthday in July!
 

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<span style="color:#FF0000;">Congratulations!!!!</span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/belly.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="belly"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
To be perfectly honest, I am really bummed that this poor kid is going to share its bdays with Christmas (I'm due 12/24). My mom's bday is 12/23 & my whole life she has described to me how much it always sucked! I reallyreally want this kid to come a few weeks early or late. But historically, I give birth exactly 3 days past my edd. My own bday is Jan 16th, & even THAT has felt too close to christmas! We'd been TTC for a zillion months & I didn't expect this cycle to be any different from the rest, I totally didn't expect to actually get pg & be due at Christmas!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: And yes, I'm sure I will consider celebrating a half birthday.
 

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Hello,<br><br>
I just found out I was pregnant yesterday, and I did an on-line due date calculator today and it says my due date is 12/25/07! What are the chances,hehe. I thought I would be due in January. MY LMP was 3/20.<br>
My daughter was one day before her due date. But most people I know gave birth after their due dates by a week or more!
 

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Congratulations everyone!<br>
I know, my cousin's birthday is on Christmas and when I was a kid I always felt sorry for her. I really hope the baby comes a few days late rather than a few days early. But hey, I'm thrilled the kid is coming any day it pleases.<br><br>
More sucky birthdays than Christmas...<br>
Feb. 29 (actually, I always thought that one was sort of cool and unique)...<br>
A day that often falls on the first day of school...<br>
My May birthday, which always seemed to come right in the middle of exam week in college...<br>
Valentine's Day<br>
Any others?
 

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I'm due 12/26 and I'm also hoping to avoid a Christmas baby...I'd also love to avoid a New Year's baby.<br><br>
I have a friend who had both kids around holiday and she loves it, but for some reason it is completely unappealing to me. I DO love that this year I'll have a really great excuse to not do the mad rush of holiday parties that are so tiring. I'll finally be able to follow my natural instinct to hibernate! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Honestly, I think Christmas day IS the worst birthday I could imagine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Even worse than all those ones you listed newmamatobe! Gah, my poor kid.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Cowsrock, that's a great username! Ooooo that gives me an idea for a new thread.... hee hee.
 

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not in your ddc, but i've done december before... twice! BOTH my kids were due on christmas! i was (unnessecarily) induced with my first, so she was born dec. 20th. m stayed in as long as he wanted and was born december 28th! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm due 12/25. I am thrilled to have a Christmas baby! I think you can definitely accomodate a decent birthday celebration and Christmas traditions. We don't do blowout birthdays in our family.
 

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When I told my sister when I was due (Christmas Day), she replied "Oh, Christmas babies are SO sweet!" and I thought that was wonderful.<br><br>
Her daughter was born Dec. 11. It was so nice to hear a positive reaction. Babies come when they are ready. There is no point in trying to wish it to be otherwise.
 

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I'm due December 24th too. My friend has a 4 year old who was born on 12/25 and she said most people have become very conscientous and give her child two sets of gifts. I'm hoping for around 12/28 so that I can shop during the post x-mas sales for his/her gifts.
 

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I'm due on the 24th also but not really expecting to meet this baby until around the New Year.. I would love a New Years Eve/ New Years day babe...
 

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Ok, I see your point, I should be thinking more positively!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I blame my mom (born 12/23) for warping my mind!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My third baby was born before Christmas and we have the sweetest memories of swaddling her into a basket under the Christmas tree and seeing her open her eyes and look up at the tree lights. Funny that we remember that becasue most of the time she was being snuggled by someone but that picture of her as a newborn stands out for both dh and I. Maybe becasue having her born healthy was the only thing we really wanted for Christmas that year.
 

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My son was born on 12/26, and we have ALWAYS made it a special day for him. All the decorations would get put away the night of the 25th, and the morning of the 26th, we'd put up birthday decorations. We do leave the tree up and decorate that with streamers and a birthday hat on the top. His birthday is completely separate. Then for his half-birthday on June 26th, we do just a special little thing just for him, like going out for ice cream, or a new toy, or a movie.<br><br>
With this little one that I am pregnant with now, I am due around the 21st. I carry my kids past their due dates, and both kids were born on the 26th of the month that they were due. I pretty much expect that this one will be born on his/her older brother's birthday! Plus my hubby and I were married on 12/29. December is a busy month for us!
 

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That is such a great idea!!! I might have to steal it....<br><br>
I am most worried about having the baby right around Christmas and being postpartum and dealing with Christmas decorations all over the house. Ah!! I hate Christmas decorations up too long past Christmas but this year it just may be that way.
 

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Lizzardbits, I got married exactly one month after you, on 1/29/07! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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DH and i found out on the 15 that we are expecting our first! we are so excited!! our due date is Christmas as well. I personally think baby will come in january (to dh's slight dismay... he doesn't want to share his bday month, lol. i think he'd be thrilled if it happened though), but i guess we'll see!
 

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Congratulations!<br>
I'm starting to picture my Christmas letter:<br>
Dear Santa,<br>
I've been a moderately good girl this year. For Christmas, I would like a real live baby. I don't care if it's a boy or a girl, but please bring me one that is happy and healthy with fully functional organs and approximately the right number of fingers and toes. I'd also appreciate all the accessories, including a car seat, sling, crib, diaper service and layette. A college fund would be nice too. Also, please bring me endless patience, bountiful energy and unflagging good humor to last for the next 18 years.<br>
Thanks, Santa. I always knew you were real.<br>
PS--I'd like a pony too.
 
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