Hello everyone. I thought I would write a post about the pro’s and con’s of having a christmas day baby, and also give some insight in to how my daughter feels about celebrating her birthday with many other children on her special day.
Cody’s due date was actually the 31st of December 2010. So my thoughts had turned to wondering if I will have the first baby of 2011. I had my hospital bag packed. Probably over packed as this was my first baby and so did not know what to expect, what to pack, I did’nt really have a clue about anything baby related. I was told when I was 18 that my ovulation was low and that my chances of concieving were very slim. So I was very shocked when I fell pregnant. I had never bothered about contraception partly because of the news the doctor had given me, and well because I wanted a baby. So its pretty silly to say that I was shocked when I eventually did end up with a little baby in my tummy, maybe it was disbelief rather than shock, I had built myself up so many times and been so very dissapointed when the pregnancy test came back negative, so to save myself anymore dissapointment I just let myself believe that being a mum would never happen for me.
Then came the late period AGAIN. I just thought that it was another false alarm. Took the pregnancy test and there it was…… A positive result. I was over the moon.
So I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was 6 pound 2 ounces and 48 centimetres long, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Christmas day. At 9.48 am. We even got a visit from santa himself. He came around the labour ward, where all us exhauated mothers who had just been through hours for some days of labour and the lovely santa was ringing a bell wishing everyone a merry christmas. Cody slept through it and I could have throttled santa, for all his jollyness I could have shoved that bell…… Yes I was exhausted.
Fast forward to the present day. Cody is now 5 and turns 6 this christmas. The pro’s:
- No one can forget her birthday (not that family members should forget birthdays. But it does happen. And has in my family. But not to Cody. Lol
- Her family are always altogether on her birthday.
- Everything is closed so you can’t plan birthday parties like her friends have. A lot of parties nowadays takes place in some kind of soft play area. And of course non of these places are open on or even in the run up to christmas
- Lack of finances. Because everyone has spent so much on the big festive fun filled day, that leaves everyone a bit skint to even plan something before everything shuts down for the holidays.
- Planning a meal costs a fortune because its christmas or is fully booked. I have thought about taking her for a surprize birthday dinner with all the family. But it was going to cost an arm and a leg.
- Everyone gets presents on her special day.
How does cody feel? with all of these con’s does she jave a nice time??
She loves it!!! Cody loves her birthday being on christmas. Not once has she mentioned the fact that everyone gets presents on her birthday but she doesnt get one on other peoples. She loves the fact that because its christmas we visit our family and friends so gets a birthday cake at every house we go to. She loves guessing which present is from santa and which ones are for her birthday. And the fact that she can have birthday wrapping paper when everyone else has christmas wrapping paper makes her feel special.
So even though I find much more con’s than pro’s, Cody on the other hand feels like having her birthday on christmas adds to the magic instead of taking a bit of the magic away, which is how I thought she would feel as she got older. I think she enjoys sharing her birthday. Thats what makes it special for her.
You truly are a little star Cody. Love Mummy. X
No christmas pudding. Just loads of birthday cake!!!