Apparently my little guy is holding out because he doesn’t want to be a Scorpio. Today, according to some astrological charts I’ve seen, is the last day in the Scorpio Zodiac sign and tomorrow (11/23) starts Sagittarius. I guess I’m cool with that (what choice do I have, right??) because from what I’ve heard about Scorpios and some of the ones I’ve known (I dated a Scorpio) are such strong personalities. (Nothing personal against any Scorpios out there.)
It’s kind of funny because Ava was born on the cusp too (that is, if baby boy follows suite and isn’t born within the next 13 hours). Her birthday is June 22, which is the start of Cancer sign. My kids are just stubborn like their bull-headed (Taurus) mom. That shouldn’t surprise me one bit.
So in this extra time baby boy has given us, we’ve decided to change the middle name we had picked out for him (not the first name though – that one is staying). Neither Jody nor I were really in love with the name we originally chosen so we started poking around the Internet (with my sister’s very eager help), looking for something that appealed to us more. We found something that we are happy with now, and unless he decides to stay in another week, we will probably stick with it. ;) Then again, if he decides to stay in another week, we might just skip the whole “J.E.” initials thing and just call him “Stubborn.” :oP
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I honestly thought I would have a baby in my arms by now. In fact, I was so convinced that I wouldn’t be able to prepare a nice Thanksgiving meal (because I’d be in bed or on the couch with my wee one) that we decided to treat ourselves to a nearly full meal courtesy of Whole Foods. I did make a pumpkin pie last week (which I need to pull out of the freezer to thaw) and I bought a couple turkey breasts, but we ordered all of our side dishes from WF – Creamy Mashed Potatoes â€¢ Orange Mashed Yams â€¢ Green Beans Amandine â€¢ Traditional Herb Stuffing â€¢ Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Orange â€¢ Turkey Gravy. Jody is picking them up after work today and all we’ll need to do tomorrow is reheat everything. It will be a nice treat for all of us, regardless of if the baby is here or not. And it will leave more time for us to just hang out and be together as a family (me, Jody, Ava and my sister) and, of course, obsess over when baby boy is going to be born.
Jody said the hot topic in his office today is when will our baby get here. It seems that two women we know who were due in December have already had their babies. Gah. Anyway, I told Jody to start taking bets and agree to split the pool with the winner 50/50. Might as well make some money while we wait. LOL – j/k ;oP
Seriously though, Jody, Ava and I each had a little pep talk with the baby last night and told him how excited we are to meet him and he can come out whenever he’s ready, so we’ve done our part. ;) It’s all up to him now.
:) Happy Thanksgiving to you all. :)
And happy birthday to my Dad today!
P.S. My cold is mostly better and I got a really good night’s sleep last night. That was lovely. :) My big complaint, aside from wanting to meet my son and having to wait, is that I’m seriously running out of maternity clothes that fit at this point! I have one pair of yoga pants that I practically live in and a few shirts, but I need to have this baby just so I can have some clothes to wear again. ;)
P.P.S. I was able to get a last-minute appointment in the acupuncture clinic tonight. Maybe that will get the ball rolling! **crossing fingers**