sharing a birthday good or bad?

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sharing a birthday good or bad?
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Thu, 04-16-2009 - 2:31pm

I need advice on when I should schedule my c-section. The standard for my dr.'s office is to deliver at 39wks, though they will let me wait until I hit 40wks if I want. 39wks would be Aug 18, but my husband's birthday is Aug 20, so we're debating if we should shoot for the 20th so they can share a birthday. My husband is indifferent about whether or not to share his birthday and says it's up to me. Any advice? Do you think it's a good idea for a father and son to share a birthday or should we purposely avoid it? I'm also a little tempted to wait to see if I go into labor on my own (they'll only let me attempt a VBAC if I'm at or past 4cm when I go in), but since my first child was so big, (9lb 3oz and a c-section after 3hrs of pushing in vain) it would probably end in a c-section anyway. Any and all advice welcome. Thanks!!

Mindy

 

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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 2:08am

I think this is a very personal decision, but my opinion is that I would prefer to have "Special days" specifically for your son and your husband. Even if they are close, it's still nice to have your own day being recognized.


G/L in your decision and upcoming birth!

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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 3:39am
My husband is a twin, my aunt has the same birthday as her son, and one of my good friends has the same birthday as his brother (but two years apart). None of them have ever minded sharing their birthday in the least, although it's not particularly exciting either. I think I'd base my decision on how late you and your doctor are comfortable going. VBAC is the default here so I'm not really familiar with all the rules doctors come up with about that in the States.
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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 9:59am
I share a birthday with my sister.

Amy

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DD - September 15, 2009

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Fri, 05-08-2009 - 10:04am
hello!! i dont think it would be a bad thing if a father and son shared a birthday. my grandfathers bday was july 18th, my grandmothers(his wife) is july 20th and my fathers(their son) is july 21st. my sister was born july 27th(they were hoping she would come on the 22nd though-lol). so i dont see it a being a bad thing. take caer!!
JOANNE
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