As it was your moms birthday recently, she was complaining about how it was so close to Christmas (I wholeheartedly agreed and argued the same in my last letter!) because she often gets one present for both events, which I wish I could do but don’t dare to because she was always explicit about that.
She went on about having to wait twelve months between receiving gifts as opposed to her summer baby friends who had gifts spread out more evenly across the year. So of course she said she wouldn’t want to have her kid go through the same thing, which would mean putting the idea of you on ice between the months of February and April (no problem anyway because I went ahead and replenished our recently depleted stash).
I didn’t have any hard data on the distribution of birthdays by month (and I’m sure it’d vary by culture), so we just went through whose birthdays we knew.
We ended up with a lot of friends and family born in October. When we started speculating why, we counted back nine months, which would’ve put conception in January. We guessed that it was some form of cabin fever because it’s a cold month and you stay inside a lot, which naturally lends itself to more time around each other. Or perhaps it was as simple as the finishing touch on a New Year’s Eve celebration. In any case, that got me thinking about what the reasons might be for the other months.
Additional reasons for you being born in January, March, October, and December are because it would be our marriage anniversary, our marriage ceremony anniversary, my birthday, and your mom’s birthday, respectively.
We can look back on this when you’re old enough to understand and see how accurate I am!
[Dear Reader -please help me refine my table with better or more accurate generic reasons for why you think couples would conceive in a particular month!]