Is anyone else nervous about...?

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Is anyone else nervous about...?
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:17pm

So, I'm due on September 8th. This means that if I go 3 days over then the baby's birthday will be 9/11. DH thinks I'm being nuts but I just do not want my baby's birthday to be the 10 year anniversary of that horrible event. I know there's not a lot I can do about it either way, but, still, it's playing on my mind. Anyone else? Or am I crazy?



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Registered: 05-11-2008
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:27pm

Yes, I have thought about it but I am due 9/27, so hopefully I am "safe".





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Registered: 04-11-2008
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:46pm
I am with ya, due 9.10.11, which would be cool for a bday! I am hoping we don't end up with 9.11 either, oh well if we do.
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 1:03pm
My baby is due on the I know it is a huge possibility he would be born on the 11th. I really am not bothered by it...but I know others would be.
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 3:24pm
because of the meaning now of 9/11 I don't want the baby born that day but DH would love it for other meanings because he is a parmedic so 911 means something totally different for our family. I am due 9-1-11 so we are probably in the clear though I am kind of even doubting that we have a sept baby.
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 3:49pm
I'm really hoping for a week early, I'm due 9/8 also, but my birthday is 9/17 and I kinda don't want to share the month. If he could come in August I would be super happy. :) I know, sounds selfish.
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 5:41pm
My coworker's anniversary is 9/11 and she always gets comments on how unfortunate she is. She was married well before the attack and doesn't see that date as depressing, but something to celebrate. I am due 9/6 and would hate him to come on 9/11 just because I don't want him to have people always commenting in how unfortunate his birth-date is.


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DS 9/12/11

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 6:28pm

I'm due 9/14, but I sincerely doubt Charlotte is hanging out until then and I expect her to come more than 3 days early. DH's birthday is 9/10 and he wants her to share a birthday with him, but I dont really want that either bc then it wont be *her* day. I want her to pick whatever day she wants tho, so if it happens to be 9/11, then so be it. I have a friend whose son was born on 9/11 and she's never said anything about getting comments about how unfortunate it is.

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 7:34pm

Hey-we're due date buddies!!!!! Sept 8th is my DH's bday but I honestly don't think I'll make it till Sept. I never gave alot of thought to the 9/11 delivery date though. My DH's fire dept was part of the after math so he doesn't have good memories of that day, so it could've been a good thing. I'm more worried about delivering on his DD's bday(Aug 28th) he doesn't want anything to ruin her day.

The only thing I'm worried about is the LO's getting here safely and healthy. :-)

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 7:41pm

My birthday is Pearl Harbor Day - 12/7, also a "Day that Will Live in Infamy."

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 8:11pm
Being that I'm in the midwest and don't know anyone who was personally affected by the tragedy, and I was still pretty young at the time (I think I was 17 at the time?) it's a day that I see on the calendar and I think "That was a really sad time for a lot of people" but because of it being so detached from me personally, I wouldn't feel like my baby was cursed for having that birthday.

If she's like her sister, she'll probably be born right around her due date anyway (DD was due on FRIDAY the THIRTEENTH of April born the 14th) so if lightning strikes twice I'm looking at September 16-17 for this LO. If she's early that's fine. I think it would be really cool for her to be born on 9-10-11 but then at the same time I'm afraid if I go into labor then that the hospital will have no beds! LOL I can imagine there are a few women out there wanting to be scheduled for c-sections and inductions on that awesome date!
- Caroline

* Wife of Eric (July 28, 2007)

* Proud Mommy of Allison Kathleen (April 14, 2007)

* Expecting another BABY GIRL on September 16, 2011