Tomorrow morning ivy's little sister will be taking her leave of the womb and joining us on the outside. Last kid before we have to switch to zone defense. I've learned so much about knowledge acquisition by observing ivy these past 2 3/4 years - one of the things I'm most looking forward to with #2 is getting a sense of what was universal and what was individual to ivy. Not that both of my kids doing something will prove its universality across all humankind, but #2 can do some disproving, and I'll allow myself some extrapolation. Also, tomorrow I can stop calling her #2, which is for the best because it always makes me think of that scene from austin powers. "WHO DOES NUMBER TWO WORK FOR?"
Feel free to try to guess her name. How's this for unlikely: the sister of one of my friends named her kid ivy, the name coming to mind for her because of our ivy. She's pregnant again and my friend told me what their leading name is if it's a girl - and it's our #2's name. I thought he must be messing with me, having somehow found out our naming plans, but apparently not. Perhaps people who like the name ivy are naturally predisposed to like this name too.