Gorgonzola at -9 months

2011 August 21

Yesterday, Emily and I met a woman who told us about her friend who is also pregnant. Said friend didn’t want to know the gender of the fetus, which left the woman with a conundrum—what to call the baby? Not really liking the word “it”, she told us she decided to call it “spawn.”

Our doctors use a “‘baby’ as a pronoun” strategy.  “When ‘baby’ is born…”, “You should feel ‘baby’ kicking…”, “‘Baby’ might still turn between now and then…” etc.

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