Comments: Gift Suggestions and Other Late Pregnancy Rantings

"... I'd like it better if Merry Maids showed up at the door and I was whisked off to the spa."

I think you would be hard-pressed to find a woman who would NOT like that, pregnant or otherwise. Besides, isn't that what loving and thoughtful husbands should occasionally do for their wives: draw some bathwater and clean the house while she bathes?

It's a shame you can't set up all of your well-meaning relatives with an RSS feed to announce the arrival of Adams v.4. Then you could have them open up a comments section when they offer more "suggestions".

Posted by MarcV at October 5, 2006 10:35 AM

It will all be over soon.

A few months from now, things will be back to normal.

(except that you will have another child)

Posted by mary at October 5, 2006 04:24 PM

One of my aunts gave me a two hour cleaning from Merry Maids with this baby.

I have to tell you, it was wonderful!

Posted by Meredith at October 5, 2006 05:38 PM

You were going to name your kid "Fidel" ?!?!?!?!?!

So... when is the due date, Jordana?

Posted by Frazier at October 6, 2006 06:37 AM

If you're looking for girl suggestions, I would like to nominate Evangeline. That's probably my second choice, but since you've already rejected Honoria...

Relatives. Sheesh. Especially if that name is the one people around here would say is the next Adolf... Do these people really not understand that there's a difference between someone they dislike/mistrust and someone who systematically executes millions?

Speaking of which, when's the last time you met somebody named "Joe" and asked if he were named for Stalin?

Posted by Lenise at October 6, 2006 12:26 PM

about the name- tell them you're following European tradition and not telling the name until after its born. It's true- I haven't met *anyone* here in France who will tell the name ahead of time!

Posted by Cheryl at October 7, 2006 06:28 AM

1) Stop answering the phone. Nothing good can come of telephone conversations.

2) Tell everyone you've decided your Jewish for this baby. Girls get named at the next available Torah reading day, which is Monday, Thursday, or Saturday. It's often pushed off until the next available Saturday, so you'll have some breathing room. Boys, of course, are named at the Circumcision ceremony, so you're guaranteed 8 days of peace.

Posted by skinnydan at October 9, 2006 07:56 AM

Well, it's getting on to mid-October... I hope you realize we'll all be wondering if this is "it" if you don't blog for a day or two!

Is all well?

Posted by Lenise at October 9, 2006 09:20 AM