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Is it normal to worry my children might share a birthday?

Sarah - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hey guys, My son was born 15th september 2007. I am currently 15weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. I was told my due date is 18th september 2010 in my early ultrasound and about the 16th september at my 13 week scan. I am worrying that this one may also be born on the 15th. I don't know what the chances are but its looking close. I know its not a huge drama, i am just picturing the possibilities of arguments and fighting for the spotlight in the years to come... any thoughts? does anyone else have the same drama? or children that share birthdays? what is it like?

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De Cruz - posted on 05/20/2010

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my ds is born on 21 sept 2005 whereas my dd is born on 20th sept 2007. it's easier to celebrate their birthdays together at the childcare and at home. I will always have a hazel candle and a keith candle on the cake! :) hehe

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I was only two weeks difference from my sister. She is two years older than me and I was born two weeks before her birthday. I never had a problem with it but she always did. So you might have a bit of a tough time! Just make sure you treat their birthdays equal and never have a joint party unless they ask for one!

Brenda - posted on 04/26/2010

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These days you can ask to arrange a scheduled c-section. Very simple choice. If they do have the same birthday that would be awesome and I truly believe there would be no issue if you didn't make it an issue. If you do schedule a c-section- pick a day OTHER than 9/11....that's what I did! Good Luck!

Nade - posted on 04/16/2010

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i agree,if you do the birthdays together it makes it more special and cost saver instead of doing 3 separate parties.

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2010

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thankyou all for the helpful responses. i feel heaps better about it now. i agree, we can just turn it all into a positive :)

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a friend of mine had twins then 2yrs later a brother born on the twins birthday! i once asked her if she was pleased or disappointed about it and if indeed it was an issue. like others have said the kids don't know any different, it means you do things altogether and as they got older (twins now 15 and hugh is 13) they've devised a plan thats right for them round bdays etc



its pretty unusual and maybe quite special?!



good luck i hope you find a sense of peace whatever happens,



rachel

Lyndrill - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son was born sept 14th 2007 this is also my grandmother and my little brother birthday. when i got pregnant with my daughter my due was sept 30 but i ended up having a c section on sept 9th 2009 i was so upset because i missed celebrate his birthday with him. I think it'll be ok. i wouldnt worry about it. Even though i have a girl and a boy it wont be a probelm sharing birthday parties because right now their too young to care all my son will worry about is toys and my daughter will only be one so she really dont care its all fun to them

Jackie - posted on 03/31/2010

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My girls were due 2 years and 1 day apart. I ended up having my second one 2 weeks early but I figured that I would make a big deal about each of them even if their b-days were the same day. All it means is a party with 2 cakes!

ANABELL - posted on 03/31/2010

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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW BABY. IT MAY BE AKWARD FOR YOUR KID, BUT LATER ON IN LIFE, THEY MAY LOVE THEIRS BIRTHDAY SO MUCH BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE JOB TO MAKE IT FUN FOR THEM. MY SHARE MY BIRTHDAY WITH MY SON MICHAEL, BUT I DON'T DO MINE NO MORE, EVERYTHING IS ABOUT HIM AND HIS OLDER BROTHER ELIJAH WHO IS JUST 10 DAY AWAY FROM OUR BIRTHDAY. BUT IS A TRADITION IN OUR FAMILY, THAT THE FIRST BIRTHDAY IS ONLY FOR THE HIM OR HER.

Jennifer - posted on 03/30/2010

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i had the same worry with my second. they both had the same exact due date, 6 years apart!! but my dd was 5 weeks early while her brother was 1 week (i evicted him LOL). i wouldnt worry too much, i mean even if they are due on the same date most people dont deliver on thier due date. and hey even if they are close that could save you on partys?? look at the bright side!! and i know 2 children who their birthday is about a week apart and they dont mind having a dual party, and they are a boy and a girl and 4 years apart :)

Marissa - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have twins who have a birthday September 17th and my youngest son's birthday is September 13th. They don't know any better so it's not an issue. Honestly, it's pretty easy now because we can do one birthday party for all 3 kids.

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