41 weeks + 4 days
For any of you sitting there thinking “there MUST be baby news from Scotland soon” I thought I’d better check in to let you know…. we are still waiting!
In the middle of a typically damp and cold August bank holiday weekend we haven’t had too much to do other than relax and eat good food, so really is it any wonder that the baby is enjoying it far too much to make a move?
Over the last week or so I have been collecting some good stories about poorly thought through baby names. Take Mr & Mrs Hill the parents who named their child “Reef” and were happy with it for many years until they heard his full name called across a room and exchanged horrified looks as they realised they had inadvertently named their child “Refill.”
Then there was the nurse who was due to have at baby near Christmas and had settled on the name “Holly” until she shared her decision with her friends who pointed out it made a rather unfortunate pairing with her surname “Cow”.
And finally the school teacher who at a parent’s evening was asked how “Gooey” was doing in class. Baffled, she racked her brain for a child of that name who she taught, before finally realising the parents had been suffering under the illusion that this was the correct pronunciation for a name the rest of us know as “Guy!”
It’s quite a dangerous business this baby naming thing!
But anyway, I shan’t be boring you with anecdotes too much longer. I’m going into hospital to be induced tomorrow night, so we should have baby news by midweek… or failing that quilts. Yes, maybe it will just be more quilts!