He was born at 2:59am on Christmas morning.
My due date was December 17th and our midwives told us repeatedly that the average length of pregnancy for a first time mom was 41 weeks, 1 day. December 17th, 18th, 19th...that's right 25th. Being a 2-mom family, we totally could have prevented this. We were all prepared for several IUIs, surely our very first wouldn't result in a pregnancy. Unless it means our kiddo will get stuck with a Christmas birthday. My whole pregnancy people gave me grief about his inevitable birthday and all I could say was that it wasn't supposed to work!
Of course I recognize how lucky we are. After following so many blogs in the years gearing up to our journey and watching so many moms go through heartbreaking fertility problems, I was preparing myself for the worst. Compared to the alternative, having a baby with a Christmas birthday is hardly a problem.
But it is. I don't want him to spend his life feeling like his birthday has been skipped. D and I have spent months brainstorming the best way to handle Felix's birthdays in the future.
- Half birthday celebration?
- 2nd Parent Adoption celebration?
- Birthday ON Christmas?
- Birthday a couple weeks before Christmas?
- Birthday after Christmas?