Fun Facts For August Mommies

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mommie2be - June 10

This is just for fun. Since August is on our minds.. just thought some of these facts were interesting.. Enjoy. *August is the eighth month, renamed by the Romans from Sextilis', meaning sixth, to honor their emperor, Augustus. *August is the height of the summer time in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, August means the winter will soon be over. August in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to February in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. *The birds are already planning to fly south for the winter. The insects are more noisier and numerous than in any other month. *The sardonyx and peridot are the gems for August. *The poppy and gladiolus are the flowers for the month of August. *Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, August 12, 1877. *Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on his first voyage across the Atlantic, August 3, 1492. *Known to date- in August 1587 in colonial America Virginia Dare, the first child was born to English parents. *In Brazil, folk superst_tion associates bad luck to August, with the proverb "Agosto, o mês do desgosto" ("August, the month of misfortune") being often heard. This may come from the sinister memories of the St. Bartholomew's day (August 24), which is particularly dreaded in the Northeast of the country. *August is also known as: * National Back To School Month * National Psoriasis Awareness Month * National Investors Month * Admit You're Happy Month * Women's Small Business Month * In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. *August begins on the same day of the week as February in a leap year. *August contains no United States holiday.


Olivene - June 11

Interesting! I don't like the bad luck ones, but that's okay! Mommie2be, When is your due date again? Mine is the 9th.


clairon13 - June 11

all i know is august has always been a very full month for my friends and family! i'm a triplet (all 3 girls) and we were born on our father's birthday... aug 15th! my DH thinks it would be pretty uncanny if our little one is born on that date as well! but we're due the 7th. my two best friends in high school were the 14th and 16th of aug, and many other people share this month!!!


mommie2be - June 11

Olivene- We're close on due dates- mine is Aug 11th. How are you feeling? I can't shake the constant tiredness. I didn't like the bad luck ones either but I tried to keep the most interesting facts listed. Clairon13-That's awesome to be a triplet... and then have your little one due your same month! I bet you're excited! August is a busy month for our family as well. It must've been a cold winter all around... lots of snuggle time. :)



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