Saturday, November 17, 2012

Getting ready for the littlest Z!

We haven't posted much from the Mammen house lately. Everyone is full speed ahead and exhausted trying to prepare for our little lollipop's arrival.


Despite some pretty intense contractions around 32 weeks, things have slowed down internally, and I am trying to hang on until Nov 24th or later. Why, you ask? Have you read parenting tips for raising Scorpios? I am a fairly main-stream thinking person who doesn't really believe in horoscopes EXCEPT Taurus (my dad and Sam) and Scorpio (all three of my best friends!). Obviously, I am a lover of these fiery bull-headed signs, I'm just a little timid about raising one!  ;) Consider these quotes from
Even if your Scorpio toddler seems calm and relaxed, you can be sure it's bottling up, so better do something physical to help him get it all out.
You might need to steer them away from vindictiveness or an ill-tempered playmate will be sorry one day. They have intense feelings and a natural urge to act as intensely. 
Scorpio kids are wise beyond their years, intuitive (they give hugs at just the right moment) and can sense weakness. They have a rare courage, fierce loyalty to family and friends and can be extremely hard on anyone not in their chosen circle. 
With brilliant minds and magnetic personalities, they can suffer from inflated egos that can harm more than help. Avoid raising a revengeful, hurting Scorpio by doling out generous helpings of love and affection. 

So, yeah. We aren't having a baby until after we enjoy a day of Black Friday shopping. I see this as a win-win. :)


Zayd is beyond excited about this little baby. I hope his excitment lasts and I think it just might. We spend a lot of time nowadays changing his baby's diaper, putting it to bed, or swinging it in the baby swing. (His baby is a stuffed monkey.) Last night, when Zayd couldn't sleep at 415 in the morning, he only found comfort by snuggling my swollen belly and sleeping with his head right next to Zahra's sleeping frame.

Here is a photo of my little lentil at last week's birth center appointment. We do a lot of belly kissing these days. I actually wonder if Zayd will be sad to see my belly deflate. (He'll get over it. I just wonder...) Luckily, we will have a sweet little lady to cushion the blow!

1 comment:

  1. Loved this. And I'm cracking up especially reading just, you know, a random Scorpio horoscope that was first on a google search:

    Scorpio in a Nutshell:

    Scorpio is the astrology sign of extremes and intensity. Scorpios are very deep, intense people, there is always more then meets the eye. They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world yet lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will and a persistent drive. Scorpios have a very penetrative mind, do not be surprised if they ask questions, they are trying to delve deeper and figure things out and survey the situation. They always want to know why, where and any other possible detail they can possibly know. Scorpio's are very weary of the games that other people try to play and they are very aware of it. Scorpios tend to dominate and control anyone that lets them, or anyone that they find weak. The person that a Scorpio respects and holds close to them is treated with amazing kindness, loyalty and generosity. On the outside, a Scorpio has great secretiveness and mystery. This magnetically draws people to them. They are known to be controlling and too ambitious but only because they need control for this makes them feel safe.

    See! It's not just your source-they're all fairly anti-poor us. Fingers crossed for a Sag baby!!