Did you try to schedule your pregnancy?

Its no secret that my first pregnancy was a total honeymoon surprise. No type-A planning or checklists of any kind. However, once my EDD (estimated due date for you newbies) was revealed as May 8, 2005, I sure wanted to steer my delivery toward a super cool 05.05.05 birthday. And, no, it totally didn’t work.

Scheduling can take many forms, of course. There’s the “I don’t want to be pregnant for my trip to Jamaica” and the “I want to be in my party trimester during my best friend’s wedding” and the fully, crazy, impossible “I want my baby to be born on a certain date.”

So, it got me to wondering how many of you thought you could control the totally random miracle of conception (and gestation!) to plan a convenient pregnancy or perfect due date? And did it work?

That said, it’s probably time for you 11.11.11 folks to get going with your charts and strategic sex, right?

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RookieMoms co-founder & mom to 3 boys in Berkeley, CA. Bossy big sister and project manager turned blogger helping moms enjoy their first years of motherhood. Find me on my other site on 510families.com or hiding in my minivan eating dark chocolate.

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