Did you feel that weight on my shoulders lifting?

I am 38 1/2 weeks pregnant. On Tuesday, the baby dropped. Well, I don’t know if it actually dropped – as in, getting in position for labor – but I started feeling much more pressure much lower, and a lot more random aches and pains. Wednesday the midwife confirmed that the baby’s head was very low. So we need to be pretty much ready for the baby to come at any time. And we are more and more ready, but there was one thing that really bothered me: the name issue.

Ever since I got pregnant I have been saying that I really didn’t care if we had a girl or a boy. And really, I didn’t. Except for one thing. I knew that we had pretty names in reserve for a girl. We had no clue how to name a boy. The only name we had talked about was a name I could live with, but I was not excited about, and it’s a name that is not over-common here, but is extremely popular in Quebec – like, among the top 5 names for the past several years. So I wasn’t %100 happy with it.

Today we actually took some time to browse a baby book name, and we found another name. It’s quite common here, but only on the top 25, and it is rare in Quebec although everyone would know how to spell it when they hear it. I quite like that name. I won’t tell you what it is yet because it’s top secret. And besides, we haven’t actually made a decision – there are other names we also like. But I would be happy to name a child that. And that lifted a weight off my shoulders. Now I really don’t care if we have a boy or a girl. I just want to have him or her soon.

As of tomorrow, it will have been been two weeks since my son’s birthday. I was hoping for at least that much space in between the births, for their sake. But as of tomorrow, I’m ready. Bring it on!

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