After I first heard my due date was December 22, I used to be a little upset. As somebody who was born lower than two weeks after Christmas, I do know birthdays can sort of get pushed to the facet throughout the holidays. (As a child I had a pal who was born on Christmas Day and he or she hated it.) I used to be initially bummed for my unborn little one, however the nearer I get to my due date the extra reasons I discover to be excited about having a Christmas baby.
1. All my Christmas purchasing is going on on-line this yr (if in any respect)
I requested present concepts and solutions from household actually early. And in the event that they don’t get again to me quickly? Reward playing cards for all! Whereas I usually love Christmas purchasing, this yr I believe I’d slightly skip the crowds and contours (I’ve a bizarre worry of my water breaking on the mall) and persist with on-line purchasing.
2. Christmas baby clothes is one of the best
I had no thought I’d be this loopy over a Santa onesie however I can’t cease taking a look at it!
I can’t cross up an cute Christmas outfit today, they’re simply too cute! My baby’s first Christmas would have been particular no matter when it occurred, however I’m fairly pumped about a tiny new child to decorate up (and take 6 billion images of).
three. Opting out of the vacation stress
Whether or not you’re keen on or detest the vacations, you’ve acquired to confess it may be a aggravating time. Between adorning your private home, going to compulsory vacation events, planning for firm, and all the opposite “enjoyable” actions concerned, I’m glad to have a motive to simply say no to a lot of it this yr.
I debated even placing up a tree and adorning the home in any respect however went forward and did a very scaled-down model. Clear up needs to be minimal and I’m fortunately going to let my husband deal with all of it. I’m additionally saying no to sending out Christmas playing cards, and as an alternative of touring to my in-laws on Christmas day, they’re welcome to drop by our home to go to (I hope they know to convey meals). I determine nobody will count on something from me this yr, and I’m sort of loving that.
four. Already pondering about future Black Friday gross sales
Whereas I do really feel unhealthy my little one’s birthday will likely be crammed in with Christmas yearly, I’m already pondering about all the vacation financial savings on toys for birthdays and Christmases to come back. Sorry, child, however perhaps you’ll profit from some good buys certainly one of today. Or not less than you’ll have loads of empty bins to play with at Christmas for the primary few years.
5. Tax deduction!
Not solely did we already hit our insurance coverage deductible a lot earlier this yr, however we’ll have the final word tax deduction come tax time. (Critically, if I didn’t have already got an induction date set, I’d be the pregnant girl pacing the parking zone on New Yr’s Eve attempting to jump-start labor!)
So, perhaps a Christmas birthday wouldn’t be my first choose, nevertheless it seems to be like there are some advantages to it, not less than for me.