Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maybe Baby!

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

So, I don't know if I mentioned that babygirl isn't due until the beginning of August, which is right around the corner. However, due to some minor issues, it looks like she may come a little sooner. Like, Friday! Yikes.

So, dear readers, if you're the spiritual type, send me some healthy prayers. If you're the practical type tell me not to worry, that a baby born at 37 weeks will be fine. (Both my other kids came late.)

And if any of you have some great name ideas that sound good in both English and Spanish, send those my way too. We haven't narrowed down our list of 22 names yet but considering Black Appalachia (don't ask) is on the list, it is clear we need to get serious and find something appropriate.

Obviously if you don't hear from me on Friday, you might assume it's because I'm busy pushing a baby out. But if something does happen, I'll let you know one way or another. Perhaps el esposo will post the news.

Thanks for caring. And for those of you who don't care, who really only read this blog to get their dose of meltingpot news, don't worry, I didn't forget about you. Listen in to this discussion from today's episode of Tell Me More about White Americans believing that racism against White people is increasing. This is not a joke or a feeling experienced by a small fraction of Whites, but a large majority. Listen and learn.



kate said...

All three of mine were born at 37 weeks or so, and were perfectly healthy (number 3 wanted to come even earlier but we held him off a bit.) For a girl (which we never got) I always liked Ana and Sara-- simple and classic. Anyway, sending out positive energy to you for Friday!

Itsbugart said...

Good Luck with the baby's arrival!!! I like Appalachia as a name btw, but I am a super-nerd so my opinions are best taken with a pinch of salt.

I had to turn-off the NPR segment so I could hold my head in my hands and scream!!! The stupid, it burns! I suspect that a lot of these whiners have entitlement attitudes and are disgruntled by not automatically getting the best of everything just because of their white skins. I am white, btw, and from South Carolina, and have a bunch of these narcissistic nitwits in my family unfortunately.

iamatraveler said...

Another little blessing is coming your way, I'm so happy for you! I don't have any children but I know everything is going to be ok! Your baby girl will come out kicking and screaming and will be a feisty little thing! And oh if you are still thinking of baby names, I like the name Bianca. I don't know why, it just popped in my head.

lff said...

Sending you wishes for a smooth delivery and healthy baby. (For what it's worth, I was born at 37 weeks; my fingerprints weren't fully developed, but everything else was fine.) Be well.

Alicia said...

I'm sure your baby girl will be fine. Congratulations in advance!

I think any of these names sound good in English and Spanish: Ana, Daniela, Gabriela, Sandra, Clara, Sofia, Miriam, Ema, Sonia...
I'm a native Spanish speaker and would have used any of these, but never had a biological daughter.
I have two adopted Ethiopian daughters and I've chosen to keep their original African names to preserve their heritage and memory.

Wendy (Colombia Mami) said...

C(h)ristina, Jessica, Clara, Sofia, Lucia, Maya, Fe (Faye), Eva, Victoria, Laura, Sara, Vanessa, Marcela, Mia

My short list Maya, Lucia and Victoria

Olivia said...

As you may remember both of mine were born early and are very healthy. At 36 weeks our little girl held out the longest... So 37 weeks in my book is amazing and you have nothing to worry about.
Good luck to you and thinking of you on Friday!!

Afromorena said...

Sending you prayers for a healthy and strong baby ;D

As for giving some name ideas, I want to share with you names that I absolutely love: Gabriela, Isabella, Maria, and Ava . I also love Anastacia (or instead "c" use "s"), and, to me, it sounds great in either English or Spanish also.

Black Appalachia? lol I can't even judge because the hippie in me would love to name a child Rainbow Skye or the like. Actually, I really love the name Luna, which is perfect for the hippie and the Spanish language enthusiast in me.

Oh, I love these names in Spanish: Galilea, Yajaira, and Yareli . I'm not even sure I'm going to have children, but if I do, I want to name my name one of these names, whether they are bi/multi-cultural or not.

lifeexplorerdiscovery said...

Itsbugart, that is exactly what I was thinking.

I just can't take a white person seriously when they play the race card. It sounds like they are just angry because they have to work harder in life rather than relegate a race of people to take on the suffering they don't want to have to deal with.

Nikkie said...

I always loved the name Aurora:)

Anonymous said...

Esme - French, yes but still in the Latin family. :) or Esmeralda. Sending prayers for a healthy, and strong baby girl

Anonymous said...

My sister's husband is Spanish, so they also wanted names that sounded good in English and Spanish. Their first daughter is Angelina!

Anonymous said...

I love how all of you just dismiss the study on racism against whites(even though black people in the study actually agree with those white people), I am sure you are the same people who would have ignored the studies on racism against blacks in the 1960s if you were older at that time. It is very clear where you all stand on the concept of equality, you all are against it.
Do you want to lie and say that white kids don't deal with racism everyday in places that they aren't the majority anymore?

Black people can go to all white neighborhoods, schools and places of business with the minimum racial problems today(as evidenced by the growing incomes of black families and the growing number of black families going to all white suburbs), all I have to do is go to a school(college to be exact) that is less than 70% white and I find actual racist black people who tell me told me to my face that they hated white people.

I live in Kentucky btw, so Itsbugart, it is much worse for younger white people in South Carolina, and that is hardly something to dismiss.

The problem is that the white people who comment on here are not young and don't know what the world is really like anymore, you are only mostly dealing with baby boomers and think it is same for kids today, but it is totally different today.

Itsbugart said...

"Black people can go to all white neighborhoods, schools and places of business with the minimum racial problems today. . ."

You are welcome to explain this to the family of Trayvon Martin. HE IS DEAD, not just descriminated against, because someone sees black & hoodie & male and thinks it is ok to shoot. And the man who shot him, Zimmerman, is still NOT in jail as I type this.