Today is Lydia's due date: December 18th.
When I first heard it, I thought "oh shit." Poor kid. Christmas birthday.
When others asked my due date (as they inevitably do), and exclaimed, "A Christmas baby!" I would usually respond, "Yeah, we didn't do the math" or "You can't always plan these things!"
I thought it was so far from ideal.
Benjamin was born 6 days after his due date when I was finally induced. And though I was dreading the c-section for Lydia, I was glad to take her birthday further from Christmas instead of closer. If Lydia had been born 6 days after her due date, she would be born on Christmas Eve! And that would be just terrible.
I can't believe the things I worried about now.