Back in June, I asked you all to guess the date and time Lima Bean would be born. The very first guess was from carrster, 7/22 at 6:42. She was three hours off people, be suitably impressed. She has already chosen nipple ointment as her prize, the other option was diaper cream.
I also asked you all to guess weight and length, but honestly I am way too tired to go through all the comments and figure out the winner.
I also asked for name recommendations, but I have to tell you I only did it for amusement and never expected to use one of the recommendations. I had a lot of laughs over some of the really awful names that people suggested. Now no offense to anybody as it is strictly a matter of taste and I'm sure there are plenty of people who cringed over the name we chose. Anyway, Amelia had been an early contender in the Lima Bean Name Olympics, but had been discarded because I knew it would be shortened to a nickname and there wasn't one I liked. As we were getting down to the wire, I went back and read all the recommendations and saw that Seed2Tree (no site given) had recommended Amelia with the nickname Mia. It just seemed right to me, and when I recommended it to Chris it seemed right to him too. After all the months of deliberating, we decided on her name in about 30 seconds. So thanks, stranger, for naming my baby.
Finally, this whole mothering thing is lovely and wonderful but not exactly intellectually stimulating. To keep things interesting for myself, I have developed a new game where I try to get my breasts to be the same size. I have yet to succeed and usually walk around looking like I decided to have a boob job and lost my nerve halfway, but I have plenty of time to practice so am sure I will get it eventually. Hey! Did I tell you that when I went to the lactation consultant and she was filling out her little lactation consultant form which for some reason has a space to indicate my boob size she circled Medium? I will love her forever for that as it is probably the most generous assessment of my boobs ever made. She also circled Trauma, which was less endearing, but I plan to save it for to use as a guilt trip on Mia later in life. Boob trauma should be good for something, right?