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okay I just need to complain, putting up xmas decorations while hugly pregnant! UGH I'm just not looking forward to it! (PUTTING up the decorations that is!)
 

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I am thrilled to be pregnant, but the one negative thing is that we had to cancel our planned trip to Disney World at Christmas with our 5 year old DD.
 

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The child forever doomed to recieve xmas/birthday presents. All they'll have to look forward to after Christmas is ... next Christmas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
It'll build character.
 

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Yup, we had a great holiday vacation planned in Hawaii in Dec. with our huge extended family. (And I actually love my extended family, so this was a good thing). Oh, well. Also, as a December baby myself, I totally know all about being shafted when it comes to presents. According to Molive, by now I must positively reek of character. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think my mom won't be able to attend the birth. I have this feeling I'll be due Dec 22, which will give me a Christmas day baby, and if that's the case, I don't think it would be fair to my sibling to steal her for the day. Not to mention, Dec 25 is also my brother's birthday.
 

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Going by what my mama has reported, having been born 12/23, no one is ever available to come to your parties when you're a kid because their families are all too busy with holiday stuff, and when you do get gifts, they're wrapped in Christmas paper. It sounds like her family never tried very hard to make her birthday HER DAY, y'know? It sounds like they were wrapped up in Christmas & forgot to really celebrate her special day. Bummer for my mama. I plan to do better for this one! Or I seriously might decide to celebrate 1/2 year birthdays with this one... or perhaps not throw the bday parties until after Jan 1st...<br><br>
I will have to shop for my older kids this year. That doesn't sound fun while 40million weeks pregnant.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/belly.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="belly">I will be doing a LOT of online shopping! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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The worst thing? The fact that there is a damn good chance that (barring a big move while pregnant) it's going to be -30 with a -70 degree wind chill and 14 feet of snow on the ground when I go into labor.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The child forever doomed to recieve xmas/birthday presents. All they'll have to look forward to after Christmas is ... next Christmas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Since our whole family is Late November/December birthdays, I am putting. my. foot. down. about this. Anyone who gives our kidlets combined christmas and birthday gifts which are not uber will get a talking to from me. Also, we're developing an extra family gift-giving holiday in June to take some of the pressure off kids, parents and finances with all the birthdays and celebrations in December.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The worst thing? The fact that there is a damn good chance that (barring a big move while pregnant) it's going to be -30 with a -70 degree wind chill and 14 feet of snow on the ground when I go into labor.</div>
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OMG! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> You win, that really does suck!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow2">
 

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Oh my God... i love fact we will our baby in December so close to b-day and xmas but I'm dreading the bitter cold. And I take the bus to work although it's only a 5min ride just the thought of the cold and stressing about whether I will step on a patch of ice scares me already. I will probably take my leave a couple weeks early. My DH says no worrys take a cab, don't think so though got to watch the money. Well, I'II keep my fingers crossed and hope we get no snow until after I give birth.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/belly.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="belly">
 

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Not currently preg, but IME, birth sttendants that are in a rush to get home and get back to thier holiday preparations.<br><br>
I know someone that ended up with a section in the hospital because of it, and I was pushed into "natural" induction attempts at home because of it.
 

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My sister was born the day after christmas- always had separate presents from grandparents and family, but she still, to this day, complains about how she got screwed. She also had birthday parties, just a week or so after her birthday. She's 26, btw. The only time she got combined gifts was when she was older (in high school) and wanted something really expensive. We always got to go shopping on our birthdays and we always went with her, even though my mom hates the malls after xmas.
 

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I'm due 12/12 and praying I'm not 13 days late--I would hate the poor thing to have a birthday too close to Chrsitmas! It's so important to me to make birthdays (and holidays) special and meaningful--it'll be so hard to do if it's too close to Chistmas! Maybe in the coming years we Dec mamas can chat about how to make those close to Xmas birthdays awesome and not have them get shuffled aside...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Going by what my mama has reported, having been born 12/23, no one is ever available to come to your parties when you're a kid because their families are all too busy with holiday stuff, and when you do get gifts, they're wrapped in Christmas paper. It sounds like her family never tried very hard to make her birthday HER DAY, y'know? It sounds like they were wrapped up in Christmas & forgot to really celebrate her special day. Bummer for my mama. I plan to do better for this one! Or I seriously might decide to celebrate 1/2 year birthdays with this one... or perhaps not throw the bday parties until after Jan 1st...</div>
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A big 'yeah, that' to all of this - well, except the mama born 12/23 <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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My son, Zach's birthday is 12/26 and we always make it HIS special day with real birthday presents. The night of the 25th, I take all the Christmas decorations down, except for the tree. The morning of the 26th, I put up streamers and balloons and decorate the tree with streamers and a party hat on top. My family makes the special effort to buy him different gifts for the different days. Then June 26th we celebrate his half birthday by getting him a new toy, or going out for ice cream, or to a movie.<br><br>
My worry is that I will have this little one on Zach's birthday, and then he would really have to share and I think that it would deminish the specialness of his day.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Going by what my mama has reported, having been born 12/23, no one is ever available to come to your parties when you're a kid because their families are all too busy with holiday stuff, and when you do get gifts, they're wrapped in Christmas paper. It sounds like her family never tried very hard to make her birthday HER DAY, y'know? It sounds like they were wrapped up in Christmas & forgot to really celebrate her special day. Bummer for my mama. I plan to do better for this one! Or I seriously might decide to celebrate 1/2 year birthdays with this one... or perhaps not throw the bday parties until after Jan 1st...<br><br>
I will have to shop for my older kids this year. That doesn't sound fun while 40million weeks pregnant.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/belly.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="belly">I will be doing a LOT of online shopping! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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I was hoping that I COULD travel this year to get away from DH's family who live in town. This past Christmas was my first in California and first with his family and I was in tears on Christmas day. I love Cali, but his family drove me over the edge.<br><br>
I told him next time we'll travel and do something fun for just us and the kids. But now, I doubt we can this year, even if I have the baby in November!
 

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I knew someone who had a December boy she doted on and while it's easier when you only have one child, it might be an idea. She celebrated a half birthday for him at another time of the year where he got presents and what not.
 

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For me it's that I won't be able to give birth outside, and thats something I dream about.<br>
I'm pretty sure this will be the last birth for me, which is a bit sad. If pregnancy was easier on me I'd like to have one in each season <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Yeah, it's probably going to be -40F and the heater on our car is really lame. The thought of going out in that whilst having contractions does not sound pleasant.. It might be enough to convince me to homebirth for that reason alone...
 
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