I kept my name and thought it would be cool to give the baby my name, but DP wants her to have his. I think he gets the arbitrary patrilineal angle thing; I think for him it's about forging a connection. I've had baby in my body for months and months and I think for him the name is his way of trying to have a little bit of that. I haven't pushed the issue because I don't feel that strongly about it (and also because his last name is WAY more unusual; mine's rather common and I'm not esp. attached to it or anything)... but I feel twinges of regret about it sometimes. (Also, I feel like it harms my feminist cred, and I hate that I think things like that. I got really ranted at for not insisting on my name by a gender studies prof, actually. But whatever; it's our kid not hers.) My name will be in there as the second middle name probably but that's so awkward, rhythmically.
Natalia -- I can't believe you can still ride a bike. I last rode a bike in MAY and it hurt. Roads really rutted, though.
Thanks for sympathy about GBS. I think I felt bad because I'm a good student and I hate to "fail" tests. In a way it's good, though. I think I've had sort of naive confidence since I'm not having any problems, eat well, etc. This is like a reminder about how much of this is outside of my control, about how I need to cultivate not just confidence, but strength to accept circumstances I may not like. (Though of course I'm relieved by how tiny the chances of it causing problems are.)
It's September! My baby is due THIS month! OMG!
(Patiently waiting for baby news...)