Tuesday, May 29, 2007

One Last Post, For Good Measure

It's 5:14 AM.

I'm inhaling the most delectable red grapes ever grown.

I just had two contractions hard enough to make me stay awake.

I have a doctors appointment this morning that I really didn't want to have to go to. Since I pretty much do have to go, I'm hoping he'll be all, "You're at a nine! Here, take this epidural and get on over to Labor and Delivery." If only epidurals worked that way. I would have been hooked up two months ago...

We are getting VERY anxious about whether this is a boy or a girl. I'm really quite surprised I've made it this long without finding out, I didn't think I had it in me. I can't say I haven't tried to sneak a look at my file when it has been accidentally left open, or studied my ultrasounds extra hard. But it was all to no avail--I don't read doctorese and ultrasounds look about as clear to me as my college calculus exams did.

For the record, I have been pretty convinced this is a boy all along. I don't have any real concrete reasons, and not even "mother's intuition" to fall back on. I just think it. I've been wrong a couple of times in my life, so I'm not ruling it out. One of my friends who has "predicted" accurately 17 births, says it's a girl. My sister, who arrived on Friday, took one look at me and said, "THAT is a girl." I'm so easily persuaded too. Since Sara got here, "He", aka "It" has been called "She".

You may be curious about our name choices. We believe pretty strongly in making this as much of a family experience as possible, so we've allowed Bo to pick the names. For a boy, he has chosen "Benny". Now, that's awful similar to his name---you might say. But, you'd be wrong. There is absolutely no correlation in his mind. Because Benny is the name of the blue ox on Dora---and Bo is most certainly not a blue ox. On Dora. But he'd like to be any part of Dora's eclectic entourage. And if he can't be, by darn, his baby brother will.

For a girl, he's picked "Little Bunyan". I of course hear "Little Bunion" every time, and although that makes me cringe a little----I know the process by which he came upon this precious name, so I can appreciate it in the end. His first choice, 4 or 5 months ago for a boy's name was "Paul Bunyan". Actually, that was his choice if it was a boy or a girl. When I explained how confusing that would be, he conceded and the next day came up with Little Bunyan for a girl.

It isn't missed on me that my little baby is named after a very large animal or a very large man.

Okay, I've only had one contraction while writing this. I'm going back to bed.

21 comments:

No Cool Story said...

Paula Bunyan. Did you tell him about Paula Bunyan?
I also think he is a girl. Sorry, I really do. But hey, you can prove me wrong anytime.
Your sister ROCKS!! She's there with you in your time of need, she so totally rocks. Way to go S!!

Ok, now, tell that baby it's time to go go go.

amilee said...

I'm still convinced there are two in there. lol.

Chess La Ress said...

Paul Bunyan's blue ox is named Babe, which is a nice gender-neutral name. Consider this.

Leslie said...

hang in there angela! and are you still thinking of the girl name i think you're thinking of?

wink. ;)

Sketchy said...

Here's hoping that nothing remotely sizably related to Paul Bunyan or an ox comes out of you...

Perhaps you could combine Bo's 2 favorite names and go for "Bunny" thereby avoiding any pesky options about the need for therapy if said offspring is a boy and starting an early career for said offspring if she's a girl.

I know, I was more helpful when posting the natural ways to induce labor.

Carrotjello said...

My ob suggested I name my son Paul Bunyan as she was trying to pull his shoulders out, and another doctor was practically on top of me pushing as hard as she could to get him out. *sigh*
They're so funny. I hope whatever it is comes out soon. Unless it's a very large animal, that is.

Millie said...

Wow, can't wait to find out. I can't believe you've held off this long. I'd call you but it's 12:50 AM your time. Hmmmmm.

Code Yellow Mom said...

I've had two very cryptic Asian ladies in Costco recently touch my belly and tell me in broken English that I am having a girl this time. They seem to fiercely believe it...but it could be the two boys in the cart prompting it. I told one that I've had about a million ultrasounds and it's a boy, but she said, "Docto wong. It girl." Hmmmm. I think I'd freak out more about a girl at this point than an ox, actually. :)

Hope your contractions are happening and the bambino comes soon - I am anxious to know, too!!! I may or may not call today. But it will probably be to talk to S. ;)

The "Babe" idea is a good one...

Code Yellow Mom said...

Oh, and does inhaling grapes do teh same as ingesting pineapple?

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness! The time has arrived! Please post when you can and good luck! I can't wait to see pictures of little Benny or Bunyan! :)

Nobody said...

NCS: This is why I blog, I can't believe PaulA never occurred to me. Now everyone can be happy!

Amilee: so help me...

Chess La Ress: You and Bo are on the same page.

Leslie: Yep!

Sketchy: Also why I blog. Your comment has made me laugh out loud at least 5 times since reading it yesterday. Yet another helpful labor inducing tactic, I'm sure.

Carrot: Yikes! Was he really that big!?

Millie: Such restraint you show at 1 AM. Same kind I show when it's 6 AM your time...:)

CYM: Docto wongo. Wouldn't that be a rioto!? Inhaling, ingesting, impaling---doing anything with fruit apparently does nothing to speed the process along.

Suzanne: Thanks!

Millie said...

You should call me at 6:00 sometime and see what I sound like that early in the morning. Just for the heck of it. ;)

So, are we having a baby yet?

No Cool Story said...

"One Last Post, For Good Measure"
I hope the baby understands this concept.

What do we want?
A baby!
When do we want it?
NOW!

:P

S said...

NCS: You have no idea!! ;) She/he needs to know that O2 is best!!!

Millie said...

You should find "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein and read the poem about Paul Bunyan to Ben.

No - wait - don't.

P.S. You're grounded until your baby-having is done.

No Cool Story said...

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Breit Mama said...

so you were serious about this one last post thing, huh?

S said...

I think I can I think I can.....

No Cool Story said...

Achtung Baby!

Tori :) said...

Congrats on your new baby! YAY!!

Jennifer B. said...

Congratulations! I've seen your comments around, but couldn't find your blog. Thanks to NCS I finally found it. Hope you get lots of rest and have a speedy recovery.