Jan 16 2009

Not “It” Anymore

I think I’ve figured it out. Before we knew that Cole was going to be…well… “Cole,” we called him “Piglet,” not really after the A.A. Milne character, but mostly because he 1) Made me so hungry that I ate like a pig, and 2) At a certain point in his development, as all babies do, resembled a fetal pig. Strange, I know, but there it is.

But this time, I really wanted a new name for the tiny passenger in my body (no, not the tapeworm) but was having a difficult time thinking of anything that seemed quite right.

But just last night, I found myself thinking about how much my lower belly feels like a pouch this time around, which lead me to think about kangaroos, which lead to remembering that Cole has a kangaroo with a baby in the pouch that he got when he was very small (maybe newborn… can’t remember), which in turn brought me to A.A. Milne.

So the new baby’s “before we have a real name” name is “Roo.”