We're in VT, so August edges into the start of fall. (the leaves were just starting to change on my August 9th wedding.) I'm super excited he'll be here, and I'll be somewhat mobile just as the weather gets REALLY nice. Late August through October here is usually the time of year I remember why I moved here. You don't need AC or heat, there are lots of family friendly types of events. I'm totally looking forward to pushing the BOB around farmers markets this fall! There is one literally in sight of our house, so it'll be nice to try "mini outings" which are fun, but the time / energy commitment is pretty low - practice getting out of the house together before we are trying to get to work / daycare.
And honestly - I'm always healthier in the summer, (all the locally grown goodness!) so hopefully that will help with the bounce back from baby. I can't even imagine trying to get back in shape during mud season. BLECH.
@curls919 My plan year reset on April 1. Booo!
I love that our child's birthday is during nice weather and can be hosted outside every year. We also live at an apartment building with a pool! So I am very excited about sitting by the pool with my bump
DD: Aug '16
10/2017: Twins confirmed with TTTS at 22 weeks. 10/10/17 Twin B passed after in utero placenta surgery11/2/17 Twin A & B born 11/26/17: Twin A passed after 24 days fighting in the NICUBenched 6 months BFP: 6/28/18 MC:7/16/18 BOBFP: 10/2/18 EDD 6/15/18
@SkiChic626 birthday presents every 6 months. Oh yeah, I'm shaking my head in agreement. I like the way you think.
I'm excited to at least have the option of our child starting Kindergarten at age 5 if we feel they are ready (cut off is Aug 31 here.)
I'm excited that I'm having a July or August baby. My first is September and my second is march. September kinda sucks because her b day falls around labor day and the first day of school. March is slightly better, but it's not usually nice enough to be outside, and it's a few days before st Patrick's day. And being so big in winter was hard, shoes and coats were not easy for me. This baby I'll get to lay next to the pool in the back yard and hang out with the kids half the summer, and my kids start summer school a week before my due date! I'm also excited about sundresses and flip flops, and pool parties for this little guy for birthdays. He will also probably be my only baby who doesn't have a birthday the same week as a holiday. And we'll have lots of birthdays to celebrate in summer. My b day is june, my husband july, baby July or August, and daughter September! My son might feel a little left out lol
My birthday is less than a week away from our due date, and I've always liked a summer birthday.
It was deliberate to some degree that we have a late spring - early fall baby. We are about 45 minutes from the closest medical center, and have already had to do that drive in a snowstorm. I had nightmares of delivering in the car since the 45 minutes took 4 hours (totally possible) - I'd much rather roast this summer then end up in that situation!
If we didn't conceive when we did, we were going to give it one more month and then put it on hold until my delivery date would have been May 2017. Even then, I've seen a snow storm on memorial day.
Oh, and on the east coast the cut off for school is Jan 1. I was used to being kinda middlish age wise. Our kiddo will have the same experience.
I was SO confused when I got to college and figured out everyone else was a year older than me though, lol. I was 17, and most of my classmates were 18 or even 19. How did this happen??? My mom finally explained it to me, that most other parts of the country the school cutoff age is Aug 1, or September 1.
@Allisun85 Where on the east coast? I'm on the east coast in NJ and our cutoff in our town is Oct 1st. In my town growing up it was Dec 1st, but I've never see Jan 1 anywhere. I went to college with someone with a Dec 27th bday and always wondered how the heck she was in our class based on her bday. She grew up in CT, so maybe they also have the Jan 1 cutoff. Interesting. You'd think school cutoffs would be a universal thing!