What month would you choose to deliver?
GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts
I loved my end of March baby! the weather was prefect to get out and go for walks when I was on maternity leave. When we have #3 I will try and plan for another spring baby!
hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts
May. I LOVED my June baby but I'd love to have a month of not to suffocating hot weather to enjoy while home with the baby, too.
pear / 1586 posts
I am a crazy person who loves having a summer baby. DS was due at the end of August and I delivered right after Labor Day. For LO2 we are shooting for June, July, or August.
coconut / 8279 posts
We had a Christmas baby - which was what we were hoping/trying for.
If there's a next time I'd love to have a July/Summer baby.
hostess / papaya / 10219 posts
I loved having a March baby and tried to plan for an April baby this time but it didn't work out. I will have a Christmas/New Years baby. Not my ideal. But I'll take him any time he wants to come out!!
wonderful olive / 19353 posts
DS was a July baby, but he made my pregnancy super easy so I made it through the Texas heat just fine.
I wanted a Spring baby (April/May), and DD will be here sometime in March.
honeydew / 7303 posts
April was nice, but I probably would have preferred May! I would love to have all summer off of work!
GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts
We're done but if we were going to have another we'd shoot for May.
pomegranate / 3863 posts
May. Then I wouldn't have to be pregnant during the summer and it would be warm enough when I delivered that we could go for walks, DS could get outside and burn energy and we wouldn't be worrying about cold/flu season. DS was a Christmas baby and that was not fun!
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
June. We already have a April and August so I want one in between. I do not want a winter baby with our winters!
pear / 1657 posts
DS was born in early June and I thought it was perfect.
wonderful pear / 26210 posts
I voted December, sounds insane, but it allows my son to celebrate his birthday every other year with the other side of the family.
cantaloupe / 6171 posts
April was pretty great weather-wise--I didn't need spring/summer maternity clothes really, and we could take nice walks before it got too sweltering out, and I didn't have to worry about baby cool weather clothes until she was 5 months+
For our next baby, I would have loved to have a winter baby so he/she could start daycare at 6 months in September, since our daycare only takes new kiddos starting in September, and only older than 6 months, but the ship sailed on that, lol, we haven;t started trying yet and prob won't wait that long
pomelo / 5084 posts
@LuLu Mom: Ideally, September because it is my favorite month! Labor day-ish. However, that would not work with DW's work schedule. What is actually happening (any day now) is better because she can finish the semester in just a few weeks and take leave from mid-Dec to mid-May!
cantaloupe / 6791 posts
May. Since DH is a teacher, he'd take a few days off after the birth and when most other help/visitors were gone in a few weeks, he'd have the next 2 months home.
apricot / 343 posts
March, April or May! I had an end of March baby so I got to get out of shoveling all winter and then the weather was just starting to turn nice once I had her.
And they will also be old enough to get a flu shot before flu season starts.
pineapple / 12793 posts
Not January. I had wanted a spring baby for #3... nature had other plans.
grapefruit / 4819 posts
October! Kids start full time school here the September after they turn 4, so an October birthday would mean my child would be turning five just a few weeks into the school year. Infinitely preferable to my June baby starting school at barely four years old! We were planning to aim for an autumn baby with #3, but nature got in the way and we have another June baby coming.
Other than the school thing, I think June is a great month for having a baby!
nectarine / 2878 posts
I voted October due to my company's maternity leave policy.
pomelo / 5298 posts
We are done, but I'd choose summer. Anytime in the May - August time frame. I love LO2 but her November birthday has been really hard for a variety of reasons.
cantaloupe / 6630 posts
I have a November and a July baby. Thing is, half of our nieces and nephews plus me and BIL and SIL have July birthdays so I got so many eye rolls about T's due date
If I could choose, I'd shoot for spring next time, May time, so spread the birthday love out a little.
eggplant / 11824 posts
We had an early June baby and it was PERFECT - she was born 2 days after my husband finished the academic year so he was off all summer long with me. We both were off for 13 weeks and home with LO, which was amazing. If we ever had another, I would definitely try to play for a May or June baby.
grapefruit / 4903 posts
I have a November and a December baby. I'd want to spread out the birthdays now, but otherwise, I thought it was an awesome time for a baby. Lots of snuggles and family time during the holidays, and then right as they become more aware, the weather is perfect for getting out. They start solids right in time for farmers markets and fresh produce. They're crawling and walking right as the weather is perfect for parks. There are upsides to any season, I suppose!
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22646 posts
We have a Nov and a July baby! I loved both for different reasons
DS1 was a Nov baby and while it was cold out, I was a FTM that didn't want to venture out the first 6-8 weeks much anyway and I got to use cold/flu season as my excuse for being on top of people about hand washing, touching, holding, visits, etc.
DS2 was a July baby and I had an amazing recovery so I was so happy it was warm out that we could be out and about nearly every day! I really felt like myself quickly and it was just easy to go along with a flexible baby because I was so much more easy going about everything!
If we ever have a third I'd shoot for Feb or April since those are the free months as far as family bdays, holidays, etc. to lessen the hectic craziness of celebrations!
clementine / 854 posts
Ideally, anytime between April and November. We have too many family birthdays in the other months!
coconut / 8861 posts
I have August and May babies. The late August baby was okay as a first time mom, but I didn't get out much, and there were a million other things going on postpartum. With the late May baby, I loved it. I spent most of the summer outside on walks with him and had a blast. My recovery felt quicker with him despite an early complication. Late spring and early summer are preferable baby having months.
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21628 posts
I do get to pick! My clinic only does transfer cycles every other month. I can have a due date of early Feb, April, June, August, Oct, or Dec. I just had an October baby and would like February or April next time.
cantaloupe / 6059 posts
Either May or September for me. September is a possibility but that ship has probably sailed for May this go around unless it takes me a long time to get pregnant with number 3.
eggplant / 11408 posts
I loved our April baby and would be happy with May. But next time we are shooting for mid October
@LovelyPlum: I have a March and October baby, it's a toss up! I loved spring a bit more because we avoided the cold/flu season with a newborn! but the fall weather is my favorite and it was fun to be home with a newborn and watch the trees change!
grapefruit / 4355 posts
I had a late May baby which was really good! I think anything as early as March it would be nice though. I don't really want a middle of winter / holiday baby.
pomegranate / 3355 posts
My dream was for a march baby.. but that didn't work out so at this point i'll take whatever month I can get!! fxfx
nectarine / 2797 posts
DD was a late June baby and it was HOT. DS is due in mid-April and I'm thrilled about that timing, I think a springtime maternity leave will be fantastic, and hoping to find a college student home for the summer to nanny for July/August so he can be a little older when he starts daycare.
persimmon / 1322 posts
May for sure, which also happens to be when my birthday is. My mom had babies in May, July and October, and says she vastly preferred may. I had my kiddo at the end of august. Thankfully, my tolerance for hot weather actually got better during pregnancy, but it was still a long summer. The idea of lazing around outside in the sun on a blanket with my infant is pretty appealing as I look outside and see the stormy weather.
honeydew / 7622 posts
I loved having a March babe. Once the weather got Warner I was ready to get out and about. I would love an April babe next time. Or just a spring baby.
cantaloupe / 6869 posts
pear / 1672 posts
Late March/early April. I loved having a late March baby. I'm not sure if it will happen the next time, but who knows.
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts
I voted May. I had a February baby and there was a huge snowstorm on his due date! Thankfully he'd been born a week prior..
I think May/June so that you have a leave with nice weather is great. I was anxious to get up and walking, and that was hard to do with a newborn in the snow lol!
kiwi / 649 posts
I really do not want a December baby!!! My birthday is in December and it is the worst. I'll have my child celebrate their birthday on their half birthday if they're born during December. I'd like to try and have a spring/ summer baby.
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