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Christmas Babies

While having a baby for Christmas next year would be a wonderful gift, I can't help but think that a birthday that close to the holidays and Christmas in particular would be a bummer in later years. Anyone planning on taking a TTC break over the next few months to avoid a holiday due date?
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  • eh, no. i have come too far to stop now! no breaks for me til i absolutely have to :)

    in regards to the bday close to the holidays, i know a kid whose birthday is christmas day, and his parents always threw him a blowout birthday bash... in july. lol. i guess they weren't gonna let him get robbed of 2 celebrations! 

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  • I don't know if we'll be planning on taking a break. I guess it depends on when we stop taking this break.

    DH has a Christmas birthday (12/21) and my grandfather had a Christmas birthday (12/24). One of them has good experiences (family that tried really really hard to make birthdays non-Christmas-y) and one had fairly poor but unavoidable experiences (one shoe for birthday, one shoe for Christmas - poor family).

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  • Nope, not taking a break.

    My family has more than its fair share of birthdays around the holidays. My nephew, sister, and mother all have birthdays within a week of Christmas. While it is not ideal, there is no way I would take a break. I will take a BFP any chance I get.


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  • I was pretty sure most due dates right now are for Sept...that's still a while before the holidays...

    Either way, I am not putting TTC on hold for anything.   

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  • image victoriajames:
    While having a baby for Christmas next year would be a wonderful gift, I can't help but think that a birthday that close to the holidays and Christmas in particular would be a bummer in later years. Anyone planning on taking a TTC break over the next few months to avoid a holiday due date?


    Winner winner, chicken dinner!!

    I was wondering when the first...will you TTA to not have an Xmas baby????....was going to be posted.

    No. It's ridiculous to TTA to not have a baby during Christmas. My birthday is 8 days before Christmas and it was never an issue. You just make a point to celebrate both...and don't use Christmas wrapping paper for birthday presents. The end. It's not that hard.
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  • I have not and will not break for the holidays. My neice has her birthday on 12/24 and she loves it! She feels special because she gets twice the presents as her brother.
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  • As someone who just came off the December 2012 BMB, I can tell you that this topic gets beat to death on that board.  The general consensus among the mothers on the board is that it is up to the parents to make the baby's birthday special. 

    My son was born on December 1 and I love that he will have a birthday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is my absolute favorite time of year. And, my wedding anniversary is December 4 so we have lots to celebrate at that time.

    Final point, TTC right now would not give you a Christmas baby.  It's a late March/early April BFP that would give you a Christmas baby.  

  • My son was due 12/25, then due date changed to 1/1. Born 12/3. Nope, I will not be avoiding a Christmas baby. Who knows when it will decide to be born.

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  • As a December baby myself, I know I love having my birthday so close to Christmas. So, no I absolutely will not be TTA. Why waste time?

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  • No I would never avoid just because my child might have a birthday around and/or on a holiday. You can't control everything, so even if the due date is near a holiday that doesn't mean that is when the child will be born.

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    Winner winner, chicken dinner!! I was wondering when the first...will you TTA to not have an Xmas baby????....was going to be posted. No. It's ridiculous to TTA to not have a baby during Christmas. My birthday is 8 days before Christmas and it was never an issue. You just make a point to celebrate both...and don't use Christmas wrapping paper for birthday presents. The end. It's not that hard.

    Lolz me too!

    And nopity, nope, nope OP. If I'm putting my career at risk not TTA for the next year, I'm not going to take a break because of a birthday during the holidays.

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  • My sister's birthday is 12/28 and when she was younger it bothered her that she never really got to have a party with her classmates, but once she hit high school she really embraced it.  Our family makes sure that all Christmas parties are done by 12/27 and then she pretty much birthday parties from 12/28 to 12/31.  It's so hard to get all of her friends in town on the same day during that period that she always says, "I'm more than happy to let y'all celebrate my birth on any day that suits you best!"

    When she was younger, we started celebrating her half-birthday (6/28), and she's kept that tradition going as well.  Holiday birthdays a bummer?  Nope!  It's all about how you work it!

    ETA:  Her first bday party this year was 12/27 and she managed to schedule some sort of party every single day through 1/1.

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  • No breaks here. DH's birthday is a week before Christmas and mine is 3 weeks after so while I'm hoping for a BFP soon, I think a Christmas baby would be fun!
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  • Oh good, it's that time of year again....

     My angry, broken heart is trying to come up with a response other than "I will gladly take a pregnancy that lasts more than ten weeks, regardless of due date".

    No dice. 

     
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  • Fluck no!

    I want a take home baby! I don't care what month it is.

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  • We won't TTA just because of Holidays.  We will be thankful to be blessed with a baby any time of the year! 
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  • Sort of, but not specifically for that reason.  This will be our last month trying for about 6 months - if it works, we'll have an early October baby.  If it doesn't, we'll be waiting until June to start trying again, which would be a March EDD.

     

    We will be moving in April to Virginia for 6 months of training for my husband, which isn't a big deal, but we'll be moving again the end of October, and we don't know where yet (and won't know where until mid-August) so I don't want to be very pregnant and have to move to, say, Japan or Hawaii or Guam.

     

    My birthday is right before Christmas and I've always hated it.  I love my birthday, but I hate that I can't ever really do anything for it.  Born right after the holidays is so much better than before.  December birthdays aren't that great.

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  • I won't be TTA, but Christmas already maxes out my stress level as it is. I imagine having a newborn would be a lot of learning, and bonding as a new family, and I really wouldn't want to go through the hecticness of Christmas during that time. Especially all of the get-togethers during flu season with a newborn.

    But we'd make it work, and I'm sure it'd all be okay and worth it.

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  • No way!  I want a winter baby, even if that means a christmas baby.  I'm a knitter and the more knitted things I can bang out for something tiny the better!  :D
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  • So happy to see that new and fresh topics are being discussed here these days.
  • I'm not!  My birthday is Christmas Eve and I have always loved it.  My parents always made sure that my birthday was seperate from Christmas.  All my presents were in birthday paper and my party was always sometime in the first few weekends of December.  We always did Christmas with my mom's side of the family on Christmas Eve and I felt so special because everyone was able to get together on my birthday (even if it was for Christmas). Wink  The month of December is magical and I just love my birthday being a part of it!




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  • No we won't be tta. Dh's birthday is 4 days before christmas and my birthday is 3 days afterward and my mother's birthday is on New Year's eve. I was due on christmas day but thankfully that didn't happen.

    Sometimes it sucked when people would give me a christmas present that doubled as a birthday present, but for the most part it wasn't that bad. The people who really care still come to the party and celebrate.

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    As a December baby myself, I know I love having my birthday so close to Christmas. So, no I absolutely will not be TTA. Why waste time?

    My sentiments exactly. :D

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    Winner winner, chicken dinner!!

    I was wondering when the first...will you TTA to not have an Xmas baby????
    ....was going to be posted.

    No. It's ridiculous to TTA to not have a baby during Christmas. My birthday is 8 days before Christmas and it was never an issue. You just make a point to celebrate both...and don't use Christmas wrapping paper for birthday presents. The end. It's not that hard.

    Lolz me too!

    And nopity, nope, nope OP. If I'm putting my career at risk not TTA for the next year, I'm not going to take a break because of a birthday during the holidays.



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    Winner winner, chicken dinner!! I was wondering when the first...will you TTA to not have an Xmas baby????....was going to be posted. No. It's ridiculous to TTA to not have a baby during Christmas. My birthday is 8 days before Christmas and it was never an issue. You just make a point to celebrate both...and don't use Christmas wrapping paper for birthday presents. The end. It's not that hard.

    Lolz me too!

    And nopity, nope, nope OP. If I'm putting my career at risk not TTA for the next year, I'm not going to take a break because of a birthday during the holidays.

    We are two souls with one thought.... ...lol I was watching too much Sex and the City today. Lol

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    I was pretty sure most due dates right now are for Sept...that's still a while before the holidays...

    Either way, I am not putting TTC on hold for anything.   

    Yep...pretty sure we have a few months before holiday b-days.   I would love a holiday baby.  Perfect time for adorable newborn pics.

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    While having a baby for Christmas next year would be a wonderful gift, I can't help but think that a birthday that close to the holidays and Christmas in particular would be a bummer in later years. Anyone planning on taking a TTC break over the next few months to avoid a holiday due date?

     

    Heck no! I want a baby to bad to miss out on any month. =]

     

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