Our family is eagerly awaiting the newest member who is officially due today. We don't know what it will be except that it will be a baby, which very nicely allows us all to circumvent the distressingly in-your-face blue-pink divide of the sexes for the nursery (for the moment, anyway).
It would be neat if the wee one was born today, not just because it is Thanksgiving and we have already postponed the family gathering just in case and/or so mum-to-be can rest up, but it would get to go through life writing out its birthdate as 8/10/12. How cool would that be?! But, if it is born on Wednesday, it wouldn't have to worry about whether to use the British or American order with 10/10/12.
It has been an eternity since we had a young un in our family. My niece arrived as a fully fledged five year old, so we missed the baby stages with her. Which means, the last baby was... me. And you know that was a lo-o-ong time ago.
On the other hand, it would be nice if the wee one (boy-or-girl) waited a bit until its mums and auntie and grandpa were all over our colds.
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers. And a blessed Monday to everyone else.