My son's second birthday is Nov. 16. My due date with No. 2 is Oct 29. DS1 was two weeks late (DD was Nov. 1, and I was induced at 42 weeks), so who knows when this baby will come. By the time of DS1's 2nd birthday, I could have a two- or three-week-old, but I could also have a 2-day-old!
I realize I might be a little crazy to think about throwing him a birthday with a newborn. I know he probably won't really care about his birthday yet. But I loved throwing him a party for his first birthday, and I feel like he's going to struggle enough with the new baby and feeling like he's not getting as much attention that maybe the timing is actually perfect? It'd just be family and a few really close friends (and only a few other kids). I could keep it simple and have everything planned ahead of time and just have my MIL and mom on call to set everything up for me if the baby does come late and I need help.
Is anyone else planning to throw their first baby a birthday with a newborn? Someone suggested just doing it a month early, but for some reason, I really want to do it for his actual birthday. It feels really important to me right now.
Re: Birthday party for oldest close to DD?
2 Angel Babies 9/11, 2/12
I am in a similar situation but not with my oldest. DD was due 8/20 and came on 8/8. Her second birthday is coming up and I am due 8/21 this time around. She is my middle child but its virtually the same situation. I've already scheduled her party one week early (it will be 8/2 instead of 8/10). Chances are I will not have given birth by then but it is still a possibility. I'm scheduling it and going ahead with plans. If I have a two day old- so be it. We'll order pizza and we're getting a bounce house, cake. Simple and easy and her day will still be special. Honestly, it will be chaotic no matter when it is!!
DS: Oliver 12/28/10
DD: Alice 8/8/12