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#1 JustPlainMum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

I'm just curious to know, how many of you, if any, took into consideration what star sign you want bubs to be before TTC and why.

#2 Jaffacakes

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Initially I had preferences wanted bub born at a certain time of year, then as the months ticked by I was just hoping for any baby as it took us a while to fall pregnant each time. My preference wasn't due to starsign though, more convenience, season or school age cut off.

I was rather glad to avoid a Christmas/Summer baby due to hot weather and general chaos at this time of year though.

ETA: Sorry didn't realise this was TTC section.

Edited by Jaffacakes, 09 January 2013 - 06:54 PM.


#3 Tulipa

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

I wanted to avoid Christmas. Am also not enjoying being 8+ months pregnant in the middle of summer. My husband is very happy that our baby is due at the beginning of the year for sporting reasons (e.g. Will be oldest in the 'under 13's', etc )

#4 B.feral3

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I wanted all mine to slot into the middle of the school year. I was lucky to fall pregnant first or second try with each of them so I got around about what I was hoping for. Not so close to Christmas would have been good though but they all came early!!

#5 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Summer babies for me original.gif
Hate the cold and couldn't handle getting up in the cold to feed and change etc lol

ETA: I didn't plan it that way, I was just lucky.. And hopefully if I fall this month it will be a Sept bub so ill be lucky again original.gif

Edited by BlueEyedBeauties, 09 January 2013 - 07:40 PM.


#6 FaithHopeLove

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Never thought about star signs but had wanted to avoid a summer baby simply because my mum and all her stories about being stinking hot when preggers with my sister and I who were both born in January. Of course that was pre-air conditioning everywhere so I am thinking it wouldn't be quite as bad now.

Now I think October sounds quite nice... only because that would mean my next cycle would work! original.gif The cycle after that would be December (I have to miss a cycle in between due to being on fsh drugs) and although I have nothing against December having a birthday only 2.5 weeks from Christmas myself and knowing what a busy social season December is I would prefer not but really as long as I get a baby out of it I am not going to fuss!

#7 kpingitquiet

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I'd prefer anything that's NOT November, or anything within a week or two of November. Our close family birthdays go as follows: Oct 20 (cousin), Nov 4 (aunt), Nov 11 (SIL), Nov 12 (Dad), Nov 16 (cousin), Nov 17 (aunt), Nov 20 (kiddo), Nov 26 (MIL), Nov 28 (sister), Nov 30 (me), Dec 7 (Nana/Nana2/SIL), Dec 14 (stepdad).

I CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE! biggrin.gif

If we are successful this month, due date will be the first week of October. That's slightly better! Though I might go a tad early as kiddo came at 38wks. But yes, I will seriously consider taking Feb and Mar off TTC if we are not successful.

Star sign is just an added bit of interest for me. I seem to collect Scorps/Sags/Caps (go figure!) even among my friends, but wouldn't turn my nose up at a less insane sign! Water Snake is the Chinese sign for the year. It would make my mom very happy to have another grandchild, period, but I think she'd be secretly thrilled if said 2nd grandchild was born either in her same Chinese sign, or in  her birth month (Sept) which is entirely possible.

#8 The Old Feral

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE
My husband is very happy that our baby is due at the beginning of the year for sporting reasons (e.g. Will be oldest in the 'under 13's', etc )


Cute original.gif but it doesn't always work that way.... some sports have age cutoffs at different times of the year.  E.g. my youngest was 7 in October and is still competing in U7 in athletics and nippers, I think the cutoff for them is September.  Swimming is usually based on your age on the day of the competition.

Edited by The Old Bag, 09 January 2013 - 07:09 PM.


#9 *~Luvmy3~*

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Star sign was never a thought i just want a spring baby so around september, october or november.

Myself and DP are both summer babies, DS2 is autumn and DS1 is winter. The other thing is we dont have many family birthdays in those months and that it gives me a month or so between each birthday.

#10 item

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

We are NOT TTC, but if we were to ever try for another child, we would actively try to have a baby due over the winter months.

The reason being: DD died from a particular cardiac condition and 99% of the babies born with this condition are born over the summer months. No-one knows why, but it is a confirmed worldwide statistic.  The last I heard from the researchers, they think some environmental factor (seasonal virus or pollen etc???) triggers some sort of genetic predisposition to this cardiac mutation early in pregnancy.

So our preference would be to try to minimise any risk of the same condition presenting again.

#11 elmo_mum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

i didnt want to be "huge" and pregnant over summer......

having said that, i DID want my baby born june/july... however he decided march was much better for him - screw everyone else!

#12 HappyLife

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Would prefer any month except probably June or November, as many of my family have birthdays those months (including me & DH), and probably not December, being close to Christmas - although with family interstate & often all being together near Christmas, could be a good thing!

But really, any month! Give me a baby due any time (preferably within this year!) & I'll be extremely happy biggrin.gif

#13 jules095

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

You can try & choose, but it depends on when you conceive & whether your baby is born at full term or not.

#14 Amberlily

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Given a choice, I'd pick towards the end of the year.

- You aren't hugely pregnant over summer
- Over summer there's usually reasonable tv on at odd hours of the night (thinking tennis / cricket) for late night, sound off breast feeding distraction
- You can never underestimate the sanity you can maintain by being able to just grab the pram and leave the house during early maternity leave - the weather can play a big part in this so summer (even if it's extremely hot, you can drive to the local shopping centre) gives you an excuse to get out of the house without having to run a gauntlet of rain / hail etc with bubs
- Tail end of the year is well away from the general school cut off age divider (usually around March?) so easy to work out which year they start school

But realistically, no parent is going to care about the timing on the day their baby arrives...

Best of luck for sticky bubs for those trying in 2013 - whenever they arrive. original.gif

Edited by Amberlily, 09 January 2013 - 10:01 PM.


#15 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

I always said I wanted to avoid having an Aries child as I'm not compatible with Aries and don't get along with many. But when TTC number 2, I didn't give a sh*t and just wanted a baby.

#16 Gemcat

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

I'm another one who didn't want a Jan/Feb baby. I hate summer, so being heavily pregnant in summer would be nightmare.

Husband mentioned position in school year when we first started talking about ttc. He wants kid to be amongst oldest in class. I hadn't even thought about that!

We've just started cycle 4 and my face thing to do when George arrives is check what due date I'd have if we were successful. This cycle would be mid Oct. Small part of me pleased that last cycle didn't work 'cause I didn't want a Virgo child (sorry Virgos!). FX for a lovely Libra!

#17 MooGuru

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

I hadn't really thought about it until I realised DSD's bday is exactly 40weeks after DH's bday (thanks to the kindly soul who pointed that out!) Now I am wanting to avoid step kids birthdays because the thought of it screws with my mind. Worst thing is I'm terrible at maths so would probably get my dates wrong anyway smile1.gif

#18 ~polly~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

I dont care, I would just like a baby

#19 Bluenomi

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

First baby I didn't care, once we agreed to try for a baby we did!

The next baby I've got a prefered time to fit in with maternity leave, DD's preschool, daycare avalibility etc. But really knowing how hard it is for some women, I'll just take whatever I get.

Star signs didn't cross my mind at all, seems a really silly reason to time babies.

#20 Fluster

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE (BlueEyedBeauties @ 09/01/2013, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Summer babies for me original.gif
Hate the cold and couldn't handle getting up in the cold to feed and change etc lol


Same.  If I'm not pregnant in six months, we'll take a break for a bit.  I'd LOVE a late November baby.  It would be super convenient work-wise.

#21 mrsmac12

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE
I dont care, I would just like a baby


My thoughts exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#22 tidey2

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

With my first I didn't care. It took so damn long to fall pregnant I just wanted a baby. When TTC this one I absolutely did not want to have another baby around May.

Guess this bubs had other plans. We are due on 21st May. So May as it stands now looks like this: DS Birthday, MIL Birthday, Mother's Day, DH's daughters birthday, my Mum's birthday and then the baby is due. Not to mention the weddings / engagements parties / baby showers / birthday parties and naming days that are crammed in late April and May.

#23 CountryFeral

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

TTC #1 for 8+ years now...

You tell me?


Of course I couldn't give a flying fart what month the child was born - hell my one and only brief pregnancy had a due date in the week of Christmas - we were absolutely thrilled at the idea of a Christmas Day Baby.

Just as as we would love a January, February, etc. etc. baby.  Or a Leo, Libra, Scorpio, etc.. baby.

A baby.

Birthday of it's own choosing.


#24 Tall Poppy

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

I'd love for another child it isn't going to happen though. If it were I'd take a beautiful newborn on any day of the year without a doubt.

#25 rosie28

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

If I had the luxury of choosing I'd say between August and November. As I don't have the luxury, and am requiring AC, I'll take any date! Today, I'm hoping for October, which would be the case if this cycle works for me.


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