You guys are afraid of Scorpios? Yeesh!
When we first got pregnant with BeanBean, I knew instantly that he was a boy and I was *terrified* because I thought that I might deliver a Capricorn boy.
As it turned out, he was due during Saggitarius, and I would have had to be more than three weeks late for him to have been born during Capricorn. I was totally relieved, because I would have seriously wanted an induction to avoid having a boy during Capricorn.
: Of course, none of it was an issue, and he was born during Scorpio.
I'm a Libra, though, and we don't do well with Capricorns irl. I personally have a long history of horribly depressing and bad relationships with Capricorn men, starting with my father and ending with my sister's ex.
I can always tell when a guy is a Capricorn, because he pisses me off right away for no apparent reason....
Anyway, that's something that I/we definately strive to avoid.
With BooBah, I didn't want to be hugely pregnant over the summer, but that wasn't a big deal (she was born at the end of June).
I was actually freezing the whole pregnancy, unlike my first (when I was boiling hot if the temperature was over 55
) so I was pretty pleased with the world when it got warm. I think it would be cool for the next baby to be a winter baby, since I've got a fall and a summer and a spring on the way, but I'll definately be shooting for Aquarius or Pisces.
I think that early February would be *perfect*.
Hm... when would I have to concieve for that to happen...
Leah-- I have days like that, too! That's why I'm not so sure where people are coming from when they say, "You're such a great mom!" I think that what they mean is, "I can see that you're making an effort to do something other than beat your children into submission. Bravo!"
They're also impressed at the amount of responsibility that I feel, which strikes me as kind of sad... doesn't *every* parent feel responsible for their children?
It's true that I don't automatically jump to the conclusion that my child/ren is/are making me angry about something, that I think, "Maybe I'm angry about something else entirely" and try to respond accordingly... but I think that lots of people can/should do that.
I dunno. Maybe I just have high standards (which I most assuredly don't live up to all of the time!) for parenting.
Gifted children-- I've got two, and I will admit that it is one of the many, many reasons that I'm a home educator.
It's very cool, great fun, and quite challenging (but I've got it easier than many parents of gifted children do
). There's actually a thread over in Special Needs called Addressing the Special Needs of Gifted Children, #7
. There are quite a few regular posters, you should visit.
Lizc-- why would you need $300 to join the Y?! That's a lot of money... I bet they've got a way to help you out, if you look into it.
BeanBean has been taking swimming lessons there, and he absolutely loves it.
He's quite the little fish!
I didn't think I'd be able to sign him up for a second class because he needed new shoes, but the shoes were much cheaper than I expected them to be so he's swimming again.
Recently, I found out that a museum which is only a few blocks from my mom's house has classes for little kids on Saturday mornings. I'm going to stop in and see if they have financial aid available, because I think BeanBean would *love* something like that!
I'm also trying to find a music teacher for him... That's turning out to be more difficult than I expected, but I'll find something I'm sure.
I will find a way, because this is very important to me.