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RoseRed135

Those Winter Babies!

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Was/is your child/GC about to be born in the winter? If so, what do you think are the pluses of that, if any? Minuses?

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DS is a winter baby....missed being a Leap Year baby by 6 days....He was actually due the first day of Spring, but babies get here when they get here and he loved being bundled up ....GB#2 is my February baby...he'll be 10 this year. I have 2 Spring, 5 Summer and 1 Autumn....

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My younger DS is a winter baby..He was due on Christmas..Born in the wee hours of New Year's Day..Had he been born before midnight, he would have been born on my birthday !! :-) My grand daughter is a summer baby! She was born 5 days + 30 years after my DIL's birthday! :-)

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Delightful posts, ladies!

@All - Hope to hear from more of you!

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Coming from a winter baby (4 days from Christmas) here is my opinion, and its going to sound whiney - but its honest...

Treat their Birthday just like you would anyone else's at any other time of the year. If you send a Birthday Card, send a card. If you get a present, do that... wrap it in Birthday Wrap!

 This was hard for me as a little girl, I always got Christmas/Birthday presents in Christmas Wrap, even Christmas Cards with "Happy Birthday", I never really got a Birthday Party until I turned 40 and my co-workers threw one just for me that was when it hit me, wow I have never had one of these!  As when I was little, my mom felt that we were already getting together with Family  so there was no need for a separate event. 

As I got older, I got over this/grew out of it and I understand why my parents thought this way... But when I was little... it was really hard... especially in February when I was sitting at my brothers Birthday Party-- it isn't about the party or the presents its about poeple focusing on you, and as a kid thats a big deal... 

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With winter coming in soon (experiencing winter temperatures now in my neck of the woods). thought I'd bring this topic back up to the front.

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I have a new grandniece...she was born at the end of October...(a Scorpio, should be a wild ride) who I will meet at the Christmas Eve party...Also, xDIL & her new hubby are having a new bundle next week (+/-), her 4th, his 1st...should be interesting. I will have the grandpup the week after Christmas, DS will have his 3 kids so the new parents can get settled without all the distraction of 5, 7 & 10yo and a 110# dog...

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On 20/01/2017 at 3:58 AM, Tobias41 said:

Coming from a winter baby (4 days from Christmas) here is my opinion, and its going to sound whiney - but its honest...

Treat their Birthday just like you would anyone else's at any other time of the year. If you send a Birthday Card, send a card. If you get a present, do that... wrap it in Birthday Wrap!

 This was hard for me as a little girl, I always got Christmas/Birthday presents in Christmas Wrap, even Christmas Cards with "Happy Birthday", I never really got a Birthday Party until I turned 40 and my co-workers threw one just for me that was when it hit me, wow I have never had one of these!  As when I was little, my mom felt that we were already getting together with Family  so there was no need for a separate event. 

As I got older, I got over this/grew out of it and I understand why my parents thought this way... But when I was little... it was really hard... especially in February when I was sitting at my brothers Birthday Party-- it isn't about the party or the presents its about poeple focusing on you, and as a kid thats a big deal... 

I agree with you! xDIL was born on the 24th Dec and one thing she always appreciated from us was that we celebrated her birthday seperate from Christmas. 

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