Why I prefer my babies to arrive in spring

When I tell people that I like (and plan) to have my babies in spring they think I’m a little crazy, but I really can’t think of better time of year to give birth! It’s the middle of the school year, you’re not heavily pregnant in the summer, you won’t give birth too close to Christmas, there isn’t much chance of adverse weather preventing you from going out, new life is everywhere and the promise of summer is just around the corner. Plus, Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are readily available! What’s not to love?

Before Jared and I decided to start a family we knew we weren’t going to take any chances. My ‘lady cycle’ has always been very regular and normal and I’ve never taken any form of hormones, so I was pretty sure I would get pregnant very quickly…which turned out to be correct, and I can’t express how incredibly fortunate I feel for that.

Although I would describe myself as an ‘organised mess’ type person, I’m definitely a planner and surprises of any kind make me feel on edge. I like to know what I’m doing and what I want from, and in my life is something I think about a lot. Jared and I have a very unromantic and practical approach to deciding when to have children. We discuss everything from age gaps, sleep, finances, how many children we would like and how we’re coping, to how old we will be when they’re teenagers.

Win was born in March and the main reason for me wanting a baby in spring (at that time) was so that if I was struggling or feeling overwhelmed, the beauty of spring would (hopefully) force me out of the house and make me feel more optimistic. I also thought that by the time summer came around I would feel confident enough to cope with day trips and comfortable with day to day life with a newborn.

Ru was born in January even though we were actually thinking more April – remember what I said about taking chances? Our third baby is due in March next year and I’m so pleased it will be spring again – buds everywhere, birds singing, temperatures climbing, a time of rebirth and rejuvenation…and me in a birth pool somewhere saying: “Help me” in the saddest most pathetic voice to Jared over and over again. Sorry for killing that image of spring for you.

Are you like me, or do you think I’m a little crazy?

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  1. 13th October 2015 / 7:43 am

    EST these pictures are beautiful 😁 I’ve always loved the idea of a spring baby but the dates never work out as Mr Smith is the same every time we have kids…reluctant “no more” and then I drop it and then a month later he pesters me because he suddenly wants a baby, by which point im over it and then we spend several weeks (even months) back and forth before deciding “why not” and then its the wrong time of year lol .. Cant wait to meet number 3 x

    • Esther
      14th October 2015 / 8:33 pm

      Loved the little insight into yours and Nath’s discussions! and thank you! xx

  2. 15th October 2015 / 8:12 pm

    I do agree with you about the seasons thing- both mine were born in winter and it wasn’t that nice! Mads was Christmas Eve and LL was February, and it was so cold and hard to get out the house sometimes, plus the dark mornings didn’t help. If we have another one I would definitely like it to be Spring as then also with Summer you miss out on a year with them if they go to school! x

  3. 18th October 2015 / 10:24 pm

    I had T in May and it was generally much easier than having A at the very end of August – being heavily pregnant in the summer wasn’t fun.
    Those photos of you are gorgeous, the second one you just look so gloriously happy and the first one you look like you’re wearing my Hubby’s Star Wars dressing gown! hehe. So snug! x

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