Friday, August 15, 2008
So as I get closer to my induction date, I'm beginning to wonder what the new baby will be like as a child. My curiosity brought me to Google "baby astrology" and I found an interesting website. I'm not saying that I believe in astrology 100%, but I do find it fascinating.
I go in for my induction on Sunday, August 17 and this would make baby #2 a Leo. I'm an Aries and Ed's a Leo so you can only imagine what it would be like to have another fire sign in the house. Poor Isabella. The only Virgo.
So this is what the site had to say about our baby.
The Leo Baby is, above all else, loud! Forget sleep for the foreseeable future, Mom and Dad. This is a baby who must be heard and will certainly let everyone in their midst know what they want. Think center of attention, since there really is no other way for this tot! With a Leo baby as part of the plan, family life will revolve around this magnetic child. The Leo baby adores an audience, so it should come as no surprise that many of these tots go on to become stars of stage and screen. This babe is auditioning early on! To that end, this is a child who is also competitive, so maybe they are prepping for that dog-eat-dog Hollywood whirl from day one. When in a play group or any social situation, the Leo baby will make friends easily and will thrive on the interaction, since being on-stage is where they're at. Even so, they will have a hard time sharing things, such as roles, responsibilities, and even toys. The King (or Queen) of everything they see, they will be the one making the rules, after all. To sum up, the Leo baby is the leader of the pack, loads of fun, and will expect to live in the most comfortable of kingdoms. Pity the parent who won't play along!
YIKES!!! He sounds like a handful. The website also looks at the parent/child compatibility. So here's me (Aries) to the baby (Leo).
When a Leo child is born to an Aries parent, the sparks tend to fly! Both Signs are intense and dynamic with a healthy spirit of competition between them. The Aries parent and the Leo child push each other to accomplish more and better things.
Surely, there is a lot of action in this family relationship as both parent and child have boundless energy. Both Signs want to be the boss, and problems can begin when their egos get in the way. As relatives and as individuals, this pair has genuine admiration and respect for each other, but they need to learn to take turns commanding and giving orders. Simply selecting a box of cereal or a pizza topping can often lead to World War III.
I then was curious to see if there were any similarities with Isabella's temperament and her astrological sign. Here's what it had to say about the Virgo baby.
For better or for worse, the Virgo baby is plenty fussy! How else do you expect these kids to grow up to be perfectionists? Get used to it: the Virgo baby can be quite particular and needs to have a routine. At least having a routine isn't all bad, but don't even think of changing it! This baby will not respond well to a lot of change. The Virgo baby can also be picky about food, so keep it simple at mealtimes. Aside from these peculiarities, this tot doesn't require a lot. A clean bedroom and simple clothing are sure to keep this baby dry-eyed. As well, the Virgo baby is quite good at amusing itself for hours with the most basic of games, feeling very little need for the attention of others. The Virgo child also wants to talk early on, probably earlier than most of the other babies around. There's a lot going on in that mind, so it may as well come out! From an early age, this baby can also be seen as mother's little helper, as the need to serve others is a strong Virgo trait. They also won't make a fuss over their accomplishments, since by nature these kids are a bit shy. To sum up, the Virgo baby is fine on their own but also happy to help others, loves cleanliness, and can easily keep themselves amused. Pretty (albeit picky!) good kid.
It sounds so much like Isabella. The good news for Isabella is she's not alone in our extended family. Her cousins Asher and Jack are both Virgos and so is her Auntie Susan. And of course, my BFF, Christine is also a Virgo. So we have plenty of Virgos to keep her company.