Royal Baby Watch

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Okay, I admit it. I was one of those girls who watched the royal wedding, over, and over, and over. I am not the kind of girl who was sitting there obsessing over which details from the royal wedding would be included in my own, or over the fact that Prince William was officially no longer available. (small sob) But only because I think that Kate Middleton is one of the classiest women out there. She carries herself in such a way that I just can not help but want to be her! I suppose being royalty helps too. However, in all seriousness, she is in the public eye a lot, and is under such scrutiny because of her royal status she has to be on her A-game at all times. I think that she is wonderful role model and example of how all twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings and even women who are further into adulthood can balance life without diving into an extreme of wanting to stay young forever or the alternate of letting go of their young adulthood too soon. She has the perfect balance of tasteful clothing without losing an ounce of style...even throughout pregnancy. Que montage of photos of how beautiful Kate is:

 Okay, I think I have made my point. But, for all her beauty, fame and unbelievable style, she seems to remain kindhearted and humble. I mean, obviously I don't know her personally but you never hear stories on TMZ or E! saying that Kate freaked out at some paparazzi (I'm looking at you Suri Cruz...okay, I forgive you.) or that she refused to shake some little old lady's hand who had stood at an event waiting just to see her pass. For as much as she is in the spotlight, that is hugely commendable. Her life is under a microscope, half of Britain is literally sitting outside her chosen hospital waiting for her child to be born. I would like to think I would be able to handle it as gracefully as she does, but if I am being honest...I think eventually it would get to me! My personal feeling is that, while the wedding was a hugely public event, the birth of her first child should be something that is an intimate family event. Britain will have the opportunity to watch this child grow up, so why not let Kate and William have this moment to themselves. I knew that Kate was due this past Saturday, but other than that I had not put a whole lot of thought into the royal baby...until I saw this article: U.K. Moms Awaiting Kate Middleton's baby name choice leave own newborns nameless. Oye. This takes crazy obsessive to a whole new level. Except now I am curious...if Kate has a girl and names her Charlotte (my favorite of the rumored possible girl names) is there going to be a massive influx of baby girls named Charlotte around the world? I don't know about you but I want my children to have unique names...I never knew more than a handful of Leslie's (or Lesley's) in my entire life, and I can't imagine having been one of those kids who was known by their first name and last initial because there were 7 other kids in their class with the same name.

Some of the other rumored names include: Alexandra, Victoria, Elizabeth, George, Mary, Alice, Frances, James, and John. Which are your favorites? And more importantly, when do you think the baby will come?

Thank you Twitter for reinstating my Royal Family obsession, I now can not stop checking my news alerts to see if the baby has entered the world yet. I still think that the media needs to respect the family's privacy...but ohmigoodness I WANT TO KNOW! 

p.s. To my friends who are on study abroad in the U.K currently...I am so jealous that you will be there when Baby is born! 
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