Yes, someone actually said this to me today when I told them my due date was September 10th.
My due date is 9.11 and MH is a firefighter. I haven't heard any negative comments-I thought I would. LOs due date is actually the bday of his namesake so it doesn't bother us.
I think some people feel like they have to say something and don't always use tact.
LILBIT1221:I am on the other side of this. I think it's a great day to have a baby. Starting a new life on a day that meant the end of so many others? I think it's awesome.
I would agree with this. And yes, I am in NJ. Just 10 miles outside of NYC, in fact. I get that it's a sensitive topic for lots of people, and not everyone can put a positive spin on it like this. I guess it's just the idiocy of implying that I can choose or control when she's born that really got to me. Or that it would be "bad" if she's born on the 11th.
Through clenched teeth I just replied, "She can come any day she wants as long as she's healthy."
Our LO is due September 6th, but according to when I ovulated, it would be September 10th.
DH thought 9/11 would be an unfortunate birthday. I thought it was awesome. Why not turn a not-great day into an awesome day?
Great way to think!!
I don't get the comment at all. Obviously I understand what happened on 9/11 but how is having your child born on that day a BAD thing? It honestly blows my mind that some people view that as a horrible day to have a child.
aaturnwald:I am due September 11th, and have heard many of thoes comments.. When people at work asked when I'm due they gave me a weird look when I told them.. Like it was a terrible day to be due? I didn't get it either. I will just be happy whenever she decides to come
As if you got to choose your dd...
My late uncle's birthday is 9/11, and when people started saying things like, "You poor thing, your birthday's on 9/11," he'd literally cuss them out. I know it's a terrible day in our history, but I agree with the logic of starting a new life on a day where we lost so much.
The same thing happens around here when people have April 19 birthdays [same day as OKC bombing back in '95]. Some people just don't think before they speak.
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My EDD is 9/11. I get comments on it every single time I tell someone. My husband was in the Navy and thinks it's great that it's Patriot's Day.
He was born 11/11, his mom 10/11...he thinks it would be cool if our daughter was born on 9/11.
Think of it this way--in 20 years or so, people aren't going to have the same associations with 9/11 as they do now. Look at people born on 12/7....you get old enough, it's just another day. It's not like being born on Halloween or Christmas.
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I am due September 11th and I have received quite a few comments. I really don't care what day she is born as long as she is healthy. My husband thinks September 11th is a great day for our baby to be born and so do I.
People have comments about everything that has to do with being pregnant so let them make their rude comments and just smile!
I got that comment from my SIL. I simply told her it took 2 years and 1 miscarriage to get here, so I was just happy to be pregnant. Haven't heard anything else from her or anyone else.
ETA: I'm due 9/11 and it's fine with me.
My birthday is September 11th -- I turned 20 in 2001. People make comments all the time about "how horrible it is that they ruined your birthday." Throughout history I would gather most people have had some horrific event happen on/near their birthday, this one is just fresh in peoples' memory. I don't really mind, my Mom says it is one of the best dates in her life, so I am going to go with my Mom.
My due date is 9/11 and I pretty much always get some kind of reaction out of people when they ask.