Today is tax day in the U.S. We've filed for an extension, as we're still working on the Dodeka taxes, but I've sent a nice check to the government for what I'm going to owe.
It's also exactly two weeks until the due date for Katie's prospective sibling, so we're on alert. Keep your fingers crossed!
(And this means the naming discussion has now moved into high gear, as we'd like to avoid calling the kid "Baby Roper".)
So we're pretty sure of what we owe. :)
How can you name a baby you've never met?
My Kate started out as Lauren... right up until I was writing it on the birth certificate and she just didn't look like a Lauren. And Mike got his middle name while I was filling out the birth certificate (7:30 in the morning and I called and woke Andy up and came up with a name we'd never discussed because we couldn't agree on which one we wanted :). Patrick was either Patrick Gabriel or Gabriel Grant...
So... Good luck...
We're currently treating it as a coin flip.
Though I totally agree with you this is not generally accepted in English yet. And while it would probably be good for society in general for people to start getting used to the concept, somehow nobody's comfortable with that when it's *their* beloved child who has to be the skinny edge of the wedge.
Though really it seems to me that gender is pretty much moot until one is near the courting stage. But I'm a wild-eyed progressive :-)