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To want my DD to be born a week before or after my due date due to others birthdays

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Hotmad Mon 11-Nov-13 17:55:53

My boyfriends sister and my best friends daughter both have birthdays 1 day either side of my due date, I would like my DD to have birthday a little bit separated from these 2 events.....

clarequilty Wed 13-Nov-13 16:26:49

I chose my birthday to have my daughter by planned section.

I regret that now I have to host children's parties in our flat when I want a day wining and dining!

GoldenGytha Wed 13-Nov-13 15:57:36

None of mine were born anywhere near their due dates,

DD1 born in July 9 weeks early
DD2 born in January 8 weeks early,

DD2 was born 4 days before my birthday, and I love the fact that our birthdays are so close together.

I am 46, and have never met anyone who shares my birthday.

diddl Wed 13-Nov-13 15:56:04

Due date?

If you're like me, it'll be fairly random compared to baby's arrival.

PFB 12 wks early

PSB 4wks early!

BaronessBomburst Wed 13-Nov-13 15:18:46

Floggingmolly Maybe she's having an off-day? grin

Fakebook Wed 13-Nov-13 15:14:34

YABU. They're not really close relations are they?

Dd2 was born 2 days before dd1's birthday this week. I'm going to have to sort out 2 birthdays within days of each other every year for the rest of my life. That's harder than what you've described.

Floggingmolly Wed 13-Nov-13 15:09:57

That wasn't particularly rude, Baroness???

BaronessBomburst Wed 13-Nov-13 14:29:31

Mylovelyboy Did you mean to be so rude? Actually, yes, having read a lot of your posts lately, I'm sure that you did. Only this time you forgot to add that you weren't trying to be goady. HTH.

DumSpiroSpero Tue 12-Nov-13 21:49:23

Doesn't matter if you're being UR or not, it'll happen when it happens!

Fwiw my DD's birthday is on 13th September, I have one cousin on 11th, one on 12th and my best friend recently welcomed her long-awaited first baby on 14th. My own birthday is on the 20th!

Tbh the only time it's been an issue is when I turned 30 - we had a big party the week before for DD's 1st birthday so mine was a bit of a non-event by comparison!

cjdamoo Tue 12-Nov-13 20:55:45

Oh I get it. My babies are always late My dd was due on ds 2s birthday which incidently is 11 days after ds 3s birthday so I am not that great at family planning. I worried not,I always go at least 11 days over. I went into labour the day before Ds birthday and Madam made her appearance at 12.30 am on ds 10th birthday. At 6am he came through to our bedroom and got a bit of a shock but he declared her the best present ever

Mylovelyboy Tue 12-Nov-13 20:49:29

What a strange thread confused. As long as the baby and you are healthy does it matter. You sound very childish OP Sounds like you should still be playing with your dolls. Sorry to be harsh but there are people out there waiting to give birth to children that will be born with defects or not well and you are worrying about birthdays

Hotmad I think it was easy to see you were idly wondering and not too serious. As soon as I saw your OP I thought , well you are NBU to hope but babies come when they want!

I have examples in my family that it works both ways - DS1 was due on DH's birthday, but didn't arrive till 9 days later, and DS3 arrived on my birthday, despite not being due till a week later.

Good luck, and enjoy your new baby whenever she arrives thanks

I'd try chat - people can be a bit arsey on AIBU where they wouldn't if it was posted under another topic.

Hotmad Tue 12-Nov-13 20:37:22

Thank you to those who understood that it was a little bit of a jokey thread, being new to this forum I wonder if any place here for banter? May be I over react but as new mum It's not nice to hear that people thought that when
Baby is born is more important to me than being healthy. That's all. I like mumsnet though, being pregnant and an upcoming mum has opened up a whole new world to me and it's nice to see what others do and how they cope.

jacks365 Tue 12-Nov-13 20:02:07

I always said my eldest wouldn't be born on her due date. She's always done her best to prove me wrong. Ignore the grumpy ones its a long time ago but I still remember the excitement and anticipation of 'when will she be born'

BackforGood Tue 12-Nov-13 19:48:08

I have to agree with Baroness Bomburst - some people need to understand that, whereas MN can be great when you need real help with a serious problem, it is also OK to post idle ponderings as you go about your day, and it wasn't hard to see that was what the OP was doing in this case.

DawnOfTheDee Tue 12-Nov-13 19:44:04

DD2 is due 2 days after DD1's birthday. It would be fab if she could be say a week or so late. This would also take her birthday to just after payday which would mean slightly less shit parties/presents. Her call..... wink

lighthousesea Tue 12-Nov-13 19:39:43

YABU - be grateful to have a healthy baby smile

romina Tue 12-Nov-13 19:37:12

Hate to break it to you but your baby will be sharing a day with thousands of others, no matter what day he/she arrives....

AdoraBell Tue 12-Nov-13 11:08:11

Speaking as someone who was told

"you'll have To avoid X month, we have too many that month already"

(and she wasn't joking.)

YAB a slight bit U, but not in an over blown way.

Dobbiesmum Tue 12-Nov-13 11:07:07

My MIL almost wept when she found out my birthday month, my DH's side have 12 birthdays in the same month, 5 of us on consecutive days!!
Joking or not, you are soon NBU! grin

SilverApples Tue 12-Nov-13 11:03:58

I didn't want to share my birthday with DS, and very obligingly, he turned up two weeks early. smile

Mattissy Tue 12-Nov-13 11:03:17

My birthday is on the 10th, my sisters is the 12th. We love it, never shared a party ever, my mam would never have allowed that. She would spend the day between arranging the second party, in fact the 11th is officially "the day between" in our family.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 12-Nov-13 11:01:44

My baby is due at an undesirable time smile

When I told my sister me and DH were TTC she said, "Just make sure it isn't a March baby...."

Baby is due on March 24th smile
Thankfully she laughed when I 'broke the news' smile

QuintessentialShadows Tue 12-Nov-13 10:58:41

You should have thought about this 9 months ago, shouldn't you?

Writerwannabe83 Tue 12-Nov-13 10:57:22

I think the OP was joking grin

Nothing wrong with a bit of silliness on a Tuesday morning smile

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