What is it about March? And more specifically, March 8th? I don't know about you, but it seemed like I had waaaaay too many friends celebrating birthdays yesterday. What was going on nine months ago that was so exciting?
As I'm sure you were desperately hoping, we're going to talk about why the stars align and heaven gives us days like yesterday. No, class, I promise not to pop in a life science video and make your eyes bleed. No one needs to repeat 5th grade health class. Plus, you have YouTube now. Watch that stuff on your own time.
So, let's see... March... February... January... December... November... October... September... August... July. Ahhh, July - our culprit. Oh, those breezy summer nights, who can resist them?
Apparently, no one.
As usual, my logic is total garbage. It's not actually March, but the "fall" months (July, August, September) that contain the highest number of births per day. So, contrary to popular thought, these frigid winter nights aren't actually useless. As for our family, my sister was a September child and I was born in August. Naturally, this means that our parents had a thing for the holidays, but there is no way I'm going any further down that road. Let's talk about you.
Do you know what day you were born? Not date, but day. Could it have been the most popular birthing day of the week? Not if it wasn't a Wednesday. That's today. Isn't there an appropriate nickname for this day of the week? (YES.) On the other side of the labor spectrum is Sunday. I guess no one wants to miss church and football. Or naps. Or whatever it is you do with your Sundays.
Aside from the seasons, location also seems to play a significant role in birth rate. Where did your parents live when you were born? In our great land of opportunity, the state of Utah has been known to smother the rest of us in terms of pamper population. And who rides the caboose of this baby train?
In the end, all that any of this means is that if you’re a labor and delivery nurse, and you’re considering relocating to Salt Lake City, you’d better think seriously about taking the month of August off. It’s for your own good. Even children don’t like children that much.
And don’t ask me where I get my data. If you are really that consumed by the information contained in this blog, we should have a serious talk about making a deliberate shift in your priorities.
As an unrelated side note, I just found out that Tiki Barber may be coming out of retirement. If you know me, you might know that this constitutes a