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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   Remember how it was so cold this past winter that people had to huddle together for warmth and couldn't go out to the drugstore? Pittsburgh maternity wards do   (post-gazette.com) divider line 37
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2014-08-06 11:39:45 AM
So does Pepperidge Farms.
 
2014-08-06 01:26:29 PM
I got to know my hand pretty well during that time so now I have carpal tunnel
 
2014-08-06 01:27:14 PM
Not just Pittsburgh, much of the east coast. There's was also a october shutdown baby boom. We're just popping them out left and right here.
 
2014-08-06 01:28:24 PM

MindStalker: Not just Pittsburgh, much of the east coast. There's was also a october shutdown baby boom. We're just popping them out left and right here.


So now we know how babby was formed?
 
2014-08-06 01:28:53 PM
Ill never forget being snowed in with my roomate and her mom. Had to come visit in the winter and cry about how cold it was the whole time.
 
2014-08-06 01:32:44 PM
Anecdotally, many of my friends conceived children over the winter, although it has as much to do with all of us being in our late 20s and early 30s as it does with a hard winter.
 
2014-08-06 01:33:18 PM
I'm surprised my liver made it through the winter. Stocked up before each storm.
 
2014-08-06 01:33:21 PM
If only there were some way for people to responsibly prepare so unplanned babby is not the consequence of a long, dark winter.  It's a shame there isn't.
 
2014-08-06 01:36:13 PM
For similar reasons, there were spikes in the birthrate in New York City and other parts of the
Northeast in the summer of 1966 and the spring of 1978.  (It's surprising that it's rabbits, and
not polar bears, who have a reputation for breeding quickly and in large numbers.)
 
2014-08-06 01:46:40 PM

groppet: Ill never forget being snowed in with my roomate and her mom. Had to come visit in the winter and cry about how cold it was the whole time.


I generally detest people who complain about the cold, especially here in New England. But I must admit this past winter was brutal. I commute to work on bike regardless of temperature or conditions. And it was not the 6F in January that bothered me. It was not feeling 50F until mid-May. I actually started to complain.
 
2014-08-06 01:48:46 PM
Great,
Another batch of jagg-offs.
 
2014-08-06 01:52:52 PM
Was there a bump in births after the Writers Guild Strike put late night TV in reruns?
 
2014-08-06 01:53:34 PM
I wonder if these reports come from the same nurses that claim ERs go wild when there's a full moon. Someone will have to crunch the actual numbers to see if there's a significant spike.
 
2014-08-06 01:55:04 PM

wildcardjack: Was there a bump in births after the Writers Guild Strike put late night TV in reruns?


Do not attempt to read or copulate as years of TV radiation has left your genitals withered and impotent.
 
2014-08-06 01:56:11 PM

Russ1642: I wonder if these reports come from the same nurses that claim ERs go wild when there's a full moon. Someone will have to crunch the actual numbers to see if there's a significant spike.


Isn't there a spike in births every year in October-Novemberish? Something to do with it being 10 months after midwinter?

// October baby
 
2014-08-06 02:00:12 PM

August11: groppet: Ill never forget being snowed in with my roomate and her mom. Had to come visit in the winter and cry about how cold it was the whole time.

I generally detest people who complain about the cold, especially here in New England. But I must admit this past winter was brutal. I commute to work on bike regardless of temperature or conditions. And it was not the 6F in January that bothered me. It was not feeling 50F until mid-May. I actually started to complain.


A few years back I worked with a woman that was always cold. She even had her space heater on in August FFS. I didnt mind that she was weird and cold but wouldnt shut up about it so I pretty much told her to STFU and maybe if she moved around and did work she would warm up. Of course she cried to the boss he said something to me I asked him for a transfer for me or her.
 
2014-08-06 02:04:34 PM

August11: groppet: Ill never forget being snowed in with my roomate and her mom. Had to come visit in the winter and cry about how cold it was the whole time.

I generally detest people who complain about the cold, especially here in New England. But I must admit this past winter was brutal. I commute to work on bike regardless of temperature or conditions. And it was not the 6F in January that bothered me. It was not feeling 50F until mid-May. I actually started to complain.


I have a friend who lived in Minnesota. He not only embraced the weather, he insinuated that the rest of us were weaker for not living in it. Cold and snow simply built character.

Last winter broke him. He now lives in Houston.
 
2014-08-06 02:06:51 PM
Okay, I can't believe nobody else has picked this up from TFA yet:

Regardless of the season, every birth is its own "dream come true," according to Courtney Cassat, 29, of Cranberry, who just delivered on Friday at West Penn.

... Cranberry?

Cranberry Cassat?

Farking Cranberry?

You are nearly 30 years old, woman! You know better than this!
 
2014-08-06 02:10:06 PM

MindStalker: Not just Pittsburgh, much of the east coast. There's was also a october shutdown baby boom. We're just popping them out left and right here.


You've got some mighty weird anatomy if they are popping out from the left and right.
 
2014-08-06 02:11:41 PM

Dr Dreidel: Russ1642: I wonder if these reports come from the same nurses that claim ERs go wild when there's a full moon. Someone will have to crunch the actual numbers to see if there's a significant spike.

Isn't there a spike in births every year in October-Novemberish? Something to do with it being 10 months after midwinter?

// October baby


People sometimes hear that my son was born mid-November and give me a knowing smile and say "Valentine's Day, eh?" Which is both creepy and depressing. Do people really assume that I f*ck so infrequently that it requires a major holiday in order for me to muster the passion to spread my legs?
I'm generally suspicious of these so-called spikes being tied to weather or television events or what have you.
 
2014-08-06 02:13:11 PM

RainbeauxSue: Okay, I can't believe nobody else has picked this up from TFA yet:

Regardless of the season, every birth is its own "dream come true," according to Courtney Cassat, 29, of Cranberry, who just delivered on Friday at West Penn.

... Cranberry?

Cranberry Cassat?

Farking Cranberry?

You are nearly 30 years old, woman! You know better than this!


Cranberry is the name of her hometown, not a person.
 
2014-08-06 02:14:52 PM

astroman05: Cranberry is the name of her hometown, not a person.


Oh thank almighty crap.

Pretty clear blunder on my part, but let's be real, I'm certain there are at least a dozen kids named Cranberry in this country. It wasn't that much of a leap to make.
 
2014-08-06 02:33:31 PM
Back in March of 1993, there was a huge blizzard that hit the northeast. Around Thanksgiving, you couldn't help but notice that there were lots of women who seemed to be about eight months pregnant.
 
2014-08-06 02:35:47 PM

GladGirl: Dr Dreidel: Russ1642: I wonder if these reports come from the same nurses that claim ERs go wild when there's a full moon. Someone will have to crunch the actual numbers to see if there's a significant spike.

Isn't there a spike in births every year in October-Novemberish? Something to do with it being 10 months after midwinter?

// October baby

People sometimes hear that my son was born mid-November and give me a knowing smile and say "Valentine's Day, eh?" Which is both creepy and depressing. Do people really assume that I f*ck so infrequently that it requires a major holiday in order for me to muster the passion to spread my legs?
I'm generally suspicious of these so-called spikes being tied to weather or television events or what have you.


We shall call you peanut butter legs.
 
2014-08-06 02:36:18 PM

Slypork: MindStalker: Not just Pittsburgh, much of the east coast. There's was also a october shutdown baby boom. We're just popping them out left and right here.

You've got some mighty weird anatomy if they are popping out from the left and right.


When I own a hospital, I'll setup the maternity ward best diagonal to each-other and we'll advertise that babies are popping out left and right.
 
2014-08-06 02:41:40 PM

RainbeauxSue: astroman05: Cranberry is the name of her hometown, not a person.

Oh thank almighty crap.

Pretty clear blunder on my part, but let's be real, I'm certain there are at least a dozen kids named Cranberry in this country. It wasn't that much of a leap to make.


I know that Cranberry is a place near Pittsburgh, so I didn't think she had named the kid that, but the sentence does read that way.
 
2014-08-06 02:42:51 PM

Gonz: August11: groppet: Ill never forget being snowed in with my roomate and her mom. Had to come visit in the winter and cry about how cold it was the whole time.

I generally detest people who complain about the cold, especially here in New England. But I must admit this past winter was brutal. I commute to work on bike regardless of temperature or conditions. And it was not the 6F in January that bothered me. It was not feeling 50F until mid-May. I actually started to complain.

I have a friend who lived in Minnesota. He not only embraced the weather, he insinuated that the rest of us were weaker for not living in it. Cold and snow simply built character.

Last winter broke him. He now lives in Houston.


Yah it almost broke me. We'll see what the next decade brings.
 
2014-08-06 03:34:30 PM

GladGirl: Dr Dreidel: Russ1642: I wonder if these reports come from the same nurses that claim ERs go wild when there's a full moon. Someone will have to crunch the actual numbers to see if there's a significant spike.

Isn't there a spike in births every year in October-Novemberish? Something to do with it being 10 months after midwinter?

// October baby

People sometimes hear that my son was born mid-November and give me a knowing smile and say "Valentine's Day, eh?" ....



Heh, yeah.  My brother's birthday is Nov 14.
 
2014-08-06 03:45:12 PM

cgraves67: it has as much to do with all of us being in our late 20s and early 30s as it does with a hard winter.


Heh, heh heh heh heh.
 
2014-08-06 03:47:01 PM
Thanks, Subby, for reminding me of my singleness.  Sometimes I forget about it.  I call those "happy times."
 
2014-08-06 03:55:08 PM

August11: Gonz: August11: groppet: Ill never forget being snowed in with my roomate and her mom. Had to come visit in the winter and cry about how cold it was the whole time.

I generally detest people who complain about the cold, especially here in New England. But I must admit this past winter was brutal. I commute to work on bike regardless of temperature or conditions. And it was not the 6F in January that bothered me. It was not feeling 50F until mid-May. I actually started to complain.

I have a friend who lived in Minnesota. He not only embraced the weather, he insinuated that the rest of us were weaker for not living in it. Cold and snow simply built character.

Last winter broke him. He now lives in Houston.

Yah it almost broke me. We'll see what the next decade brings.


this is what i have to say about the cold.  you always have to think about it.

you're leaving your house?  think about the cold.  (it affects your dress, whether you can sit outside, if you can walk/bike or must drive, or you going to be comfortable, what do with your jacket, what should you do about your water pipes, etc.)

you can't just walk outside.  everything needs a plan.

that's why the cold sucks
 
2014-08-06 04:02:13 PM

August11: groppet: Ill never forget being snowed in with my roomate and her mom. Had to come visit in the winter and cry about how cold it was the whole time.

I generally detest people who complain about the cold, especially here in New England. But I must admit this past winter was brutal. I commute to work on bike regardless of temperature or conditions. And it was not the 6F in January that bothered me. It was not feeling 50F until mid-May. I actually started to complain.


I was in both DC and Detroit over this winter.

DC complaint: those farkers can NOT drive in the snow. Those idiots for some reason freak out and pull "over" to the side of the road for some inexplicable reason when there is snow (why they do this for snow and not other reasons, i don't know). I put "over" in quotation marks because when the snow is piled chest high on either side of the road "over" translates into "stopped in the right hand lane". I'll never forget coming over a snow encrusted steep hill and some idiot was pulled over right in front of me with traffic passing him on the left. If my car slid down the hill I would have T boned his dumb ass and he wouldn't have been able to do anything about it (except cause a 3rd car to be involved in the pile up)

Detroit complaint: arctic wind freezing my farking corneas.
 
2014-08-06 08:24:19 PM
There's a nifty chart out there which shows how common certain birthdays are and also highlights the conception date: http://codementum.org/babymaking/  (for the US, obviously -- I doubt July 4 sees such a dropoff in other countries). It looks like July, August and September are the hottest months for giving birth, with September having something like seven of the top ten most popular birthdays. Christmas and New Year's probably bear a lot of responsibility for the September kids, and the July and August kids are probably just the result of the weather getting colder every year. I don't know if it's possible to figure out whether this year's July/August/September boom is significantly larger than the one that happens every other year.

/oldest just turned 9 yesterday. November is a cold month too.
 
2014-08-06 09:24:45 PM
During the Superbowl instances of spousal abuse skyrocket. Also, everyone flushing their toilets during half time will overload the plumbing.
 
2014-08-07 11:22:43 AM

vudukungfu: Great,
Another batch of jagg-offs.


Don't be so nebby, n'at.
 
2014-08-07 11:32:18 AM

RainbeauxSue: Okay, I can't believe nobody else has picked this up from TFA yet:

Regardless of the season, every birth is its own "dream come true," according to Courtney Cassat, 29, of Cranberry, who just delivered on Friday at West Penn.

... Cranberry?

Cranberry Cassat?

Farking Cranberry?

You are nearly 30 years old, woman! You know better than this!


Cranberry is a suburb of Pittsburgh in the North Hills (near Wexford, home of Christina Aguilara)
 
2014-08-07 06:28:20 PM
Hmm. I'm due September 10th which puts the conception date a few days after my birthday (December 14th) according to these little due date charts. What I found interesting was the theory towards the end of the article that stated winter born babies are more prone to mental health issues; I'm diagnosed major depressive and anxiety disorders and my fiance is a depression sufferer too (January 15th, same year).

Also, that kinda makes a valid argument for the belief in the character attributes associated with astrological signs (*not the daily horoscopes; just the signs). If the time of year we're born has that great of an impact on our personality then perhaps there are other commonalities we share with folks who were born at the same time as we are. I know that every description I've ever read of a Sagittarius fits me to a T.
 
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