Do the Math . . .

Chad Riddersen

Posted on January 17 2013

My husband and his younger sister are 6 years apart in age, but their birthdays are only 8 days apart on the calendar.  When I got pregnant, and my doctor challenged me to remember the date of conception, I began to think why/how my husband and his sister came to have such similar birthdays.  I did the math, and lo and behold, it looks like both my husband and his sister were conceived on or around my in-laws' wedding anniversary!    My dear hubby was rather disturbed that I was thinking about this, but I thought it was funny.

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  • JAG: July 02, 2015

    That’s funny. I was also told that we are more fertile at certain times of the year. My boys are 5 years apart but their birthday’s are 6 days apart and I was trying to avoid having their birthdays in the same month.

  • Erica: July 02, 2015

    Ha! I’ve done the same thing for myself; I got all grossed out when I realized that I was conceived on/around my mom’s birthday. Ick. Maybe my parents were hoping for an encore when they got pregnant with my sister, but I guess they had to wait an additional month for little ol’ Andie.

  • DH: July 02, 2015

    When we started the adoption process, we were shown stats when most adoptions occurred and they usually involved drinking and bad decisions. I’ll give you a hint on the most common. One of our boys was born Oct 2 and the other November 15.

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