Sunday, August 28, 2011

41 weeks + 4 days

41 + 4

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!


  1. Good luck for tomorrow! Baby is certainly in no hurry to get a move on - mind you with the horrible weather he/she is probably too nice and cozy in there to want to come out!! All the best though for when the big day finally arrives!! :)

  2. Wishing you a speedy and uneventful delivery and a wonderful 'getting to know you' time with Baby after! I couldn't get over 'Refill!" Thanks for sharing and hope you'll just know when you meet Baby... Sending you warm hugs from Cyprus!

  3. "Yes, maybe it will just be more quilts!" .....Perhaps you're just trying to fool us and it's actually just a quilt shoved up your top ;-)

  4. best of luck! Little bambino seems to be as comfortable as anything so no wonder he/she hasn't said hello yet! Hope it all goes smoothly for you,

    BH x

  5. Funny stories about baby names! My daughter's middle name and her married surname are the same. She's of Creek American Indian heritage with a Chinese name, ha! (Leigh Lee) She must be careful when choosing baby names to avoid sounding like adjectives...I once knew a man named Harry. His last names was Arms. His parents had such a sense of humor.

    Am waiting anxiously for good news!

  6. i haven't been reading any blogs or blogging for myself for so long...and i was delighted to see a big pregnant belly when i popped in here today! so so happy for you! this is such wonderful news!
    can't wait to see babes sweet face!
    thought of you on my way past ralston last weekend!


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