Well, I'm due in September and it's around the 7th, but I know only about 5% of babies are born on their due date. I just dont want it to be born on Sept. 11. I just think that would be horrible for my child to grow up and learn that thousands of people died on their birthday. Is this bad, or am I justified with not wanting that to happen?
Well, let's see what happened on September 7th, shall we?
1929 -- Steamer Kuru capsizes and sinks on Lake Näsijärvi near Tampere in Finland. 136 lives are lost.
1942 -- 8,700 Jews in western Ukraine are sent by German Gestapo to a death camp in Belzec.
1999 – A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
2004 -- Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hit Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.
zudano is right, it's just a date. Good and bad things happen all the time. Your child will have no true concept of why September 11th is supposed to be tragic other than what he/she reads in History class.
Heyy Dont worry at alright .It's fine. I was born on the 11th Sept and it doesnt bother me. Tbh I kinda like it 'because everyone remembers it's my b-day. lol I understand that you're worried that your child will feel differetn 'because of the date... but it was a horrible day out of many. Plus it's your baby... no need to be concerned about the date. Good Luck as a mum. :) xxx
Don't worry about your childs birthday ,, they probably wouldn't understand anyway ,, a lot of people died on many dates ,, just this is more recent . . And the chances of your baby being born on that date is very small ,, it will probably be before the 7th . . And hey sure there's nothing you can do about it so stop worrying and be happy that your gunna be a mom :) x good luck x
I think it would be a good thing. All of the lives that were lost on that day, having a baby on september 11th to me, would be an honor. To me, it symbolizes that even though awful things come our way, but we can always be reborn and do better. Good luck in your motherhood!
Its just a date. There are many dates were many people have died on. It just so happens that Sept 11th was fairly recent. But, I doubt you'll go late and your child should be born on the 7th or sooner.
Don't forget September 7th is the date Germans began bombing London. Killing thousands on the first day when 348 bombers attacked london, followed by a second wave of bombers 2 hours later.
I was born on the day Diana died, to be honest, you can probably tie any day to a historic event, it doesn't make a difference
Oh, ok. Wow, I never thought about that. Thanks guys.