I couldn't find my post where I wrote about our babe being the product of our absolute nerdiness, but I'm sure it's in the archives somewhere. If you're not up to date on the baby situation, here's a quick recap. If you are already fully aware of our nerdiness, then you can skip this part and go on to our cool news.
We've been planning a 10-10-10 baby for over a year.
Miraculously it worked out so that my due date is exactly 1 week past October 10th.
This is good because I have big babies and being induced a week early is prime as far as I'm concerned.
10-10-10 is binary.
It equals 42.
I don't know how binary works, but Nathan does.
Have you read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? If so, you may already understand the magnitude of our nerdiness.
If not, then here it is: a civilization builds a super computer to come up with the answer to "life, the universe, and everything."
The computer does the work and years and years later comes up with the answer.
The answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.
Again, 10-10-10 in binary is 42.
This is how nerdy we are.
So, a few weeks ago I had a doctor appointment and asked about how to get this thing scheduled. Do we schedule it? Him? Anyway, he asked what day October 10th falls on and when I told him it was a Sunday, he was not optimistic about us being able to schedule it for that day. Apparently, the hospital is usually short staffed on weekends. He talked about getting me in the Friday before or the Monday after.
I tried to reconcile myself to the idea of it not working out. Nathan and I joked about ways to get in on the 10th, but we knew none of them would really work. Then I joked and said, we should contact the news station and tell them about what we've planned and see if they'd want to do a human interest story on us. Then the hospital would have to let us come in on the 10th because, hey, free advertising. Can't pass that up.
Well, Friday I decided to go for it. What did I have to lose? So I went to the Fox News site, emailed them with our story and in less than two hours I had a woman calling me back to tell me not to offer the story to anyone else because they want it! Crazy, eh? So now on Monday I have to call my doctor to tell him he has to get me in on the 10th.
I'll let you know what happens on Monday when I call my doctor.