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Old 01-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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S/O -Kindy-Would you/did you time your pregnancy

I was just wondering if I was the only one..

I deliberately do not have children who are close to the school cut off. In our case, you attend Kindergarten in September of the year you turn 5 - so a Dec 31 cut off.

DH thought I was nuts but when we were trying for babies I would use bc the months that would result in Nov/Dec babies in order to avoid the entire issue of 'do I redshirt'!

(so my girls were born June and Aug)

Anyone else plan for kindergarten before conception!??

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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I didn't do it for that reason, but I work for a public school, so try to time babies to be born between January and March because I can take my maternity leave and then get the summer months off for free.
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Re: S/O -Kindy-Would you/did you time your pregnancy

We never thought about it before having children. DD1 was born in November, so she misses the cut off by about a month and a half. She will be one of the older kids in her class, which of course has benefits.

DD2 was born in May so we don't have to worry about her either. DH and I are both teachers, and DD2 was born the day after school got out so it was perfect timing (she was a week late).
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Re: S/O -Kindy-Would you/did you time your pregnancy

I absolutely would if I could have. My son was two weeks late so if he was on time or the induced like they should have, he would have made the cut off no problem. I realize there has to be a cut off but 9/1 here is just a bit silly. I think 11/1 is reasonable.
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Re: S/O -Kindy-Would you/did you time your pregnancy

My dd's birthday is the end of July, but we plan to start her the first year that she can (right after she turns 5) unless something drastic comes up. I do want to have the next one in late winter/early spring for a few reasons, but not being right on the cutoff is one of them.
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Re: S/O -Kindy-Would you/did you time your pregnancy

Nope.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:10 AM   #7
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Re: S/O -Kindy-Would you/did you time your pregnancy

Nope. I am not one of those women who can nicely 'plan' her pregnancies, so I always took whatever I got, and didn't stop TTC for any reason.

DD is a Nov birthday, so misses the cutoff by about 2 months, but I don't feel any pressure or desire to try to test her in.
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We tried (and lucked out with our first) to plan the baby's birth around our season. My husband and I each own and run a theatre company, which is already tough, so we tried to make a baby for the "off season". It worked! Baby will be born around February 27 and I go into production end of April so I'll have a good 6-8 weeks with LO at home. If we have another, we're going to try for an August baby.
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