It really bothers me when people don't want to start trying to conceive (TTC) at a certain time or want to take a break from TTC so that they will have a baby during a specific time of the year. Now, if you are planning around a tangible event (say you are moving and don't want to be 9 months pregnant), I completely understand, and my little rant doesn't apply to you.
I'm talking about those people who just "feel like" having a spring/summer baby, or those who want to avoid having a due date around Christmas so that their phantom baby won't get fewer presents. My birthday is January 3rd and I quite often got dual "birthday-Christmas" presents. Did it bother me at the time? Maybe a little. Would I sit a cycle out (when you only have a 20% chance of conceiving per cycle) so that my phantom baby will get his/her fair share of presents? Not a chance.
I just don't get wanting to have a baby, but only during a certain season of the year, etc. M and I would be ecstatic to have a baby anytime, no matter when, no matter the circumstances. Our desire isn't conditional. I guess that's the bottom line; I don't understand how some people's want of a baby can be conditional. It saddens me that they wouldn't be happy to accept a baby at any time, and that the reason why is so superficial.
::steps off soapbox::