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13/01/2015 at 19:42
I don't know if there's been a recent thread on this as I haven't been around for a long time, but it used to be a popular discussion on TTC and the main board! Does anyone ponder stuff like this?
I recently wrote a funny piece on my blog about it (tongue-in-cheek - I would love a baby ANY month of the year!) and thought others might relate - hope you don't mind me sharing :)
13/01/2015 at 19:57
I'd always thought a summer baby would be nice. I was born in June! .
However right now any month would be nice. The sooner the better.
14/01/2015 at 12:14
Yes I always think summer is a nice time to have a baby too, lots of walks with the pram! Mine was born in May which I do love, although after two years of TTC, I really didn't mind when!
14/01/2015 at 12:19
I always wanted a summer baby as I was born in July and my mum always said it was a lovely time to have one. But now that we are TTC the timing is the least of my concerns. Strange how much your feelings change when it actually starts happening..
14/01/2015 at 13:25
I used to want a winter baby. But now that I've been trying for so long I don't care when it arrives, just as long as it does!
14/01/2015 at 15:46
I have an April baby and I think it was perfect timing, although agree with your blog post about it being annoyingly close to Easter and because it always moves I'll always need to check!
But by the time I was ready and confident to be out and about the weather was lovely and we spent lots of time outside. She started crawling about 6 seeks ago so now it's horrible and cold it's perfect timing for her to start enjoying soft play.
14/01/2015 at 22:15
If I could chose I'd probably go for a spring baby so that I'm not heavily pregnant again during the summer. The heatwave was likely to have contributed to my premature labour apparently so would be nice to do as much as I can to avoid that happening again. Although I'm aware this summer was a particularly hot one and that after well over a year of TTC and totally screwy ovaries that if we are lucky enough to conceive again I'd be pleased with a baby at any time (and even more pleased if I can make it to 37 weeks at least!)
15/01/2015 at 13:55
I always wanted a spring / summer baby but like some others have said I really don't mind when I just want it to happen after so long ttc!
16/01/2015 at 09:40
I never put a lot of thought in to it really; I was just delighted that we could get started TTC'ing. If I really thought about it, maybe September cos it's mine and H's birthdays or maybe April as it was the month my Dad was born in - as a kind of tribute, y'know?
I'm the same as all the other ladies now though - I just want to be pregnant
18/01/2015 at 17:07
Flossy, a colleague of hubby's is expecting late April and along with lots of babywearing and BLW advice (!) he often tells him April is the perfect month to have a baby, and I agree! :)
19/01/2015 at 12:22
I always thought that a summer baby would be fab, whereas I thought Christmas time would be the worst time...it was actually fab to have the excitement of Christmas and baby at once, and I was so swollen that I am so thankful that I wasn't heavily pregnant in summer. I think a March baby would be ideal, if we are lucky enough to have a second.
21/01/2015 at 07:15
S is an October baby and being pregnant throughout the summer wasn't much fun but then neither was trying to reach over my bump to de-ice the car yesterday! When S was little he would only nap if I pushed him in the pram so having to do that through the winter was a bit miserable but now I'm planning to carry him in the sling and push little in the pram throughout summer I'm thinking I might be getting quite hot and sweaty!
It's not something that ever really mattered to me either but I found it quite strange when I'd tell people (especially teachers) that I was expecting an October baby and they would all say 'ooh good month to have a baby' because of being the eldest in the year. Never occurred to me!
21/01/2015 at 18:50
Flossy - I always thought April was perfect - think because it's one of my favourite months - we had a May baby which has been very nice so far - apart from the heatwave when we was born!
PS - That must have been tough being heavily pregnant in a heatwave, without the risks it carried, I had no idea!
Lulu - I was the same - after a while I just wanted it to happen, whichever month it happened in! Hope you get your BFP very soon.
Tayto - Awe that's nice about the tribute x When we had ivf I had my egg retrieval on what would have been my dad's birthday and it felt like it gave us some luck :)
Saffron - Yes I think I'd find a christmas baby really romantic and cosy! Plus, time already likely booked off work so no problem with PL!
Popcorn - I hadn't thought about pushing the pram in winter - I had the opposite problem due to a heatwave and sometimes it was really too hot to go out at all, S would be all sweaty and bothered in the pram! It's funny about the oldest in year, so many people seem to think about it but it never occurred to us either!
PS - Just to be super clear - I was being tongue-in-cheek about don't have a baby ANY month of the year ;) Any month a baby arrives is lovely and perfect and special!
24/01/2015 at 22:18
Lamby - Big Trouble in Little Nappies is your blog? How did I not know that?! I've read posts that were shared on friends' facebooks, loved them and didn't realise it was you!
Back on topic...I had a June baby and that was good because everyone knew I was pregnant by Christmas so I didn't have to try to hide it during Christmas party season! Are you wanting a second Lamby?
02/02/2015 at 22:16
WT - Helloooo! Sorry so delayed - I keep forgetting to check back in here. Yes it's me! I love that it's stumbled upon on FB - makes me feel a bit famous Thanks for reading them - started in May so am trying to get myself out there
How are you? And how is T? Are you thinking of a second? Or have you already and I've missed it?! Yes, we would love another. We actually had a miraculous natural BFP in September but unfortunately turned out to be ectopic. So now we are one tube down along with everything else but have accepted and (mostly) moved on. Planning on IVF in a few months - I know we were so lucky last time but feel we need to give it a go, even if it doesn't work again - at least we will have tried!
Lovely to 'see' you x
03/02/2015 at 20:53
Your blog is wonderful, well done! Yes, first month of trying so trying to be realistic about it! Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your ectopic, that must have been devastating. Good luck with your ivf, your body has done it once already so it knows what to do! X
04/02/2015 at 11:43
Ah, thanks WT!
Eeek, good luck with TTC - I bet you won't be on the bench long before your BFP [consulted my crystal ball!]
Thank you - I still feel sad about the ectopic and what could have been, but know it's just one of those unfortunate things and we have to face forwards now. That's a nice thought about the ivf and my body knowing how to do it, I'm going to adopt that mantra! x
04/02/2015 at 20:34
I meant to ask, how's S? T is great, about 80% loads of fun, 20% driving us mad not listening to us! He's got excema which used to wake him up 2-3 times a night, but some new creams mean he's slept through this past week (although I then wake up wondering why he's not!). X
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