I had my son in January and it was great! Where I live in Canada, winter gets pretty nasty, and by January, February and March we get pretty tired of it. It was nice to be snuggled up in the house with a newborn, while it was too cold and snowy to spend much time outside. Then once the baby starts getting a little older and is easier to take out, it is just in time for spring and the lovely weather! The only downfalls to a January baby is that it is so close to Christmas, and my son's birthday will probably fall around exam time once he is in high school. :( I love that he will be a bit older when he starts school because of the January birthday. Especially, now that studies are showing that boys do better when they start school a little later.
So far, my next is due December 13th, and I am not overly thrilled about it being so close to Christmas, especially since we always host Christmas dinner at our place. I have a feeling, my hubby will be doing the cooking this year.
I had always wanted a baby born in October for some reason. Fall is my favorite season. But that would have meant going into my third trimester during the summer. No Thankyou! I have one winter baby and a late spring flower coming in May. I'm pretty happy I didnt have to suffer more discomfort than I already am with the heat!
I actually really liked having a September baby with my older DD, and if I could choose for a future baby, I would probably give birth around September/October again.
She's amongst the oldest in my class, which I think is a good thing. I actually enjoyed being pregnant during the Summer. The UK doesn't generally get very hot weather so it was perfect, I wore comfy maxi dresses and loose cardigans for the whole Summer. I loved it.
This baby is due in early June, which isn't an ideal month imo. He/She will either be very young or very old compared to other other children in his/her class when school starts. Its also hard to organise birthday parties when other families are making the most of the good weather and planning activities for their own kids when the weather gets a bit warmer.
If I could choose for a future baby, I'd ideally like to give birth some time between September - December. I'd avoid January if I could (I hate January, I find the month anti-climatic and depressing) and the Summer months, purely for school purposes.
Mid-late spring would be perfect for me. (Say April to May) - Warm weather down here, yet not heavily pregnant all summer (I'm in the south, I grew up in NY,the heat gets to me as it is, I couldn't imagine being huge and sweaty and uncomfortable on top of being hot and sweaty as it is.
My son was born at the end of March, but I was still living in NY then and the weather was still quite cold - so I definitely think that it really depends upon where I would be living. I don't think I would want a baby due in Winter, though, either - so I guess either Spring (March - April -May) or autumn (September - October).
I'm relieved to hear people saying that September is a good time to be born, and that it's not too tough to be among the eldest in your class. DH and I are thinking of trying to aim for an August or September baby this coming year, God-willing. I'll most likely be in school until June, and we'd like to time my pregnancy pretty tightly around that. Neither of us are particularly into astrology, but we both got weirdly superstitious when we were considering the month of July. Probably coincidentally, we've both had dissonance with people born under the sign of Cancer, and decided we'd be better off with a Leo or Virgo... It just feels better. But if it takes us a while to conceive, I wonder if we'll regret this. Anyone else going off of some such silly intuition?
Oh, Emma, I have some signs I'd like to avoid too. Leo, Taurus, Sagittarius and Capricorn are not exactly on top of my list. I want a Libra, Gemini and Virgo; nice calm sweet signs to go with my Pisces. In the end it doesn't matter though, the baby will be lovely and lucky because it's yours.
I'm a Libra and my mum's a Pisces ;)
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I guess it depends on location, career, etc.
I was a June baby (June 6th) so my mom was pregnant during the cooler months of the year. She didn't mind it, but she said it was a struggle with my brother and I being so new during the hot months of the year (we were born same day, 6 years apart). We were too young for sunscreen or being outside much, so my mom was pretty much stuck at home for awhile. Growing up, I loved being a June baby! I missed the cut off by like three days, so I had to wait a bit to enter school and was one of the older kids, but I always had warm weather on my birthday! Perfect for campouts, bonfires, pool parties :) My other siblings were born in February, March, and October so they got snow, rain, or cold weather..
I know alot of teachers who, if they are trying to concieve, will plan it so that they can spend the summer months that they have off, with their babies before putting them in daycare or whatever.
I personally would rather have a summer baby, like I was. It's worth it;)
I read through this just waiting to find some astrology talk and there it is! Haha. I'm an (amateur) astrologer. There's a lot more to astrology than just sun signs (what people are most familiar with). There's a whole chart filled will all the planets and all the signs and all this other good stuff that makes up an individual. I don't use astrology for predictions.
http://www.cafeastrology.com/article...tainchart.html is a good place to start if anyone is interested in themselves or children (future or otherwise). You can get your (anyone's) natal chart and explore around to find what it all means.
http://www.astro.com/ is also a decent site. They have something called an interactive chart so all you have to do is click on things in your chart and it tells you exactly what that part of your chart means for you.
I've always said that I need a daughter to be born a Libra as I am a Libra.. my mother is a Libra.. and her mother is a Libra. We have opals to pass down :).
I also want a Pisces son (with Pisces Mercury and Venus and a Gemini moon). I don't know why. I figured out a perfect date that all of that will happen months ago. I believe it's Feb 23 2015 (don't think I'm gonna make that deadline :p). But I don't remember.
Other than astrology, I really enjoyed being a fall baby, but being hugely pregnant during a California summer does not sound enticing. I'd say, just for my benefit, February or March would be nice. It doesn't really matter to me though.. I'm sure I'll be content with whatever as long as my LO is safe and healthy.
I obviously can't comment on the pregnancy side of things, but my birthday is very early May (it's three weeks today, actually :D) and I've always liked it. You're not one of the oldest, you're not one of the very youngest, it's not freezing cold and it's not boiling hot (although I live in the UK where proper hot weather is an endangered species.) My mum would have been pregnant during the colder months and by the time it was hot weather I would have been about three months old so she could take me out places. So, in my totally unbiased opinion, I think being a late Spring baby is awesome. :D
If I had a baby, I'd probably pick a similar time to mine, on the cusp of Spring/Summer, for the same reasons - not pregnant during the really hot months, he/she would be old enough to take out places when it is hot, and also at Christmas and New Year time the baby wouldn't be really tiny. Just my two cents. :)