Yep. I’m slowly wrapping my brain around this situation.
The Chinese think it is highly auspicious to have a “dragon baby” — a child born in the Year of the Dragon. (Women in China are rushing to get fertility treatments because a dragon baby is apparently too lucky to be left to chance. Crazy, right?) The Wall Street Journal reports:
Being aligned with cosmic forces is important in Chinese culture. The year of the dragon is supposed to be particularly fortunate for babies, marriages and businesses. Those born as dragons are “the strongest, smartest and the luckiest—supposedly,” says Yibing Huang, a professor of Chinese literature and culture at Connecticut College.
Chinese often schedule important life events to take advantage of the luckiest times. A recent lunar year that spanned two springs spurred a spike in weddings. And even though births are trickier to plan, in 2000, the most recent year of the dragon, 202,000 more babies were born in Taiwan than a year earlier, according to the Taipei Times citing government statistics.
I was personally way less interested in a dragon baby due to my own zodiac sign: the dog. It is the sign that’s least compatible with the dragon, and I already have one dragon to contend with — my husband. Now, barring unforeseen events, I’ll have two dragons to go up against. Grrrrreat.
Observation: My going vodka-free has created cascading problems. But the fetus has been awesome to me. Wouldn’t have been able to enjoy Costa Rica, assorted work travel and/or all the SXSW magic — Jay Z, Radiohead, etc — while sick. Fetus is always game to party. “Of course it is,” Fiscus said. “It is YOUR baby. Even if it looks like Matty.”
ME: My eggo is preggo.
REEVE: Holy shit.
ME: I’m pregnant.
JAVAUN: [Incredulous] HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!?!?
ME: I’m knocked up dude.
JAY: Dude, you are going to be so huge.
ME: Yeah, so I’m pregnant.
MCKENNEY: That baby is going to come out with a vodka tonic in one hand and a hot dog in the other.
12 thoughts on “Coming Fall 2012: Baby Hu-Stiles, A Wasian”
You forgot Monica’s reaction! Best one 🙂
That was so not-funny-yet-funny.
That was my first thought, too, Lexi! 🙂
BADASS. High five to you and Matt.
I think your eggo has more Twitter followers than me.
I think you should refer to F.E.T.U.S. like P.O.T.U.S. since you are in DC and it is a national issue (esp. to vodka distilleries). Also, think of all the fun acronyms like:
I can always count on Michael to bring the big ideas.
Congrats you two, but why would the Baby Hu-Stiles exhibit only Hu traits?
I’m expecting the child to produce a data visualization of birth rates for D.C. transplants, by city ward, at the hospital.
Great reading your blog postt