Archive for August, 2009

And Then There Were Three…

August 16, 2009


All the news that’s fit to print to come.

Oh and that business about the Stork bringing them? It turns out that’s not factually correct.


We Choose the Moon

August 12, 2009


Today it is. Nature has done the heavy lifting these last nine+ months and now Science is going to lend a hand at the end.

It is quite a thing to spend a day, as we did yesterday, knowing that it’s the last day we will ever be something else entirely. To know the exact day when life will change irrevocably and to know that that day is “tomorrow.”

Are we nervous? Of course. Excited? Beyond measure. As wholly, naively unprepared as every other man and woman who takes this on? Naturally.

Looking back on the previous nine months and pondering what’s ahead, I can’t explain why anyone does this. So I’ll let someone else come as close as I’ve ever heard to doing it:

” We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”

Hopefully these past nine months have not left you with significant eyeroll strain. But if I’ve fallen prey to the prattling and complaining that seem to nip too often on the swollen heels of pregnancy blogs, bonus points to the person who wires me a telegram, as Dorothy Parker did to the wife of Robert Sherwood upon the birth of her much-discussed baby (a little too much for Mrs. Parker’s taste), stating:

“Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.”

She’s Late For a Very Important Date

August 10, 2009


How was your weekend? Mine? Oh, you know, just dabbled in a bit of NOT HAVING A BABY! She was due last Thursday. For those of you not keeping track, today is now Monday.

Some might argue that this is karmic payback for me routinely being late for social appointments. And some might also get socked in the nose if they argue this at this particular moment in time.

By the way, we have three contenders still in the running for BumpWatch Bingo:
LJ-Aug. 10
Farar-Aug. 12

and of course Phil, with his Oct. 31 guess. At this point, he doesn’t seem that far off.

Pony Express

August 6, 2009


My voicemail to Daddy O: “Hi Dad, it’s me. I promised the baby that you would buy her pony if she came today. Sooo, um, yeah…you’re going to need to buy her a pony.”

Daddy O voicemail in return: “No problem. What color?”

As of yet, the baby does not appear to be buying it…

Oh Lilly, How Could You?

August 5, 2009

SabineDressSo smug and assured were we that our child’s name would be unique. I mean, come on, a river in Texas, referenced only in a Lyle Lovett song? Who even listens to Lyle Lovett besides us? Until yesterday we were practically guaranteed there wouldn’t be three Sabines at daycare.

But yesterday Lilly Pulitzer, designer of the prepster shift dresses that so capture my heart and my disposable income, former Palm Beach neighbor of ours (in a manner of speaking), all-around-style inspiration, introduced her new collection. And in it is…wait for it…the “Sabine” dress. Nooooooo! Mendozzzzzza! I mean, Lillyyyyyyy!

Believe you me I am keeping an eye on BabyNameWizard — which currently returns the result “No names starting with SABINE were in the top 1,000 names in any decade” — and if there’s so much as a smidge of an uptick, a certain little missy and I are on a plane headed to Palm Beach to “J’accuse!” in person. Our fury will only be mitigated by comped hers-and-hers Marcella dresses, Ms. Pulitzer.


* Thanks to TJWasAFirecracker and K for calling this development to my attention.

Anything Happening This Week?

August 3, 2009


Oh, that’s right. We’re slated to have a baby.