Our dragon baby.

Aren’t these dragon babies cute?! And so appropriate for this the year of the dragon!

Amigurumi dragon from sofiasobeide.

Dragon from Binkys.

Qinyao the Happy Dragon by Ann Marie Ivins.

A fierce but really friendly dragon from Angry Angel on Crafster.

And while we’re on the subject of dragon babies… some exciting news: we are expecting our very own dragon baby to arrive in early August! In fact the due date we believe was actually 8-8, a very auspicious date as dragon babies are very lucky (the luckiest of the Chinese zodiac signs) and so is the number 8… but we think our Dr. may have pushed it to August 10th as the hospitals were likely quite booked with c-sections from people hoping to lock in the lucky date!

Hospitals all over Hong Kong are said to be booked solid through October, thanks to the influx of dragon babies. Here are some more interesting stats about how seriously people take procreating in the year of the dragon:

  • “A poll in Hong Kong showed that 70 percent of couples there wanted children born under the dragon sign, while South Korea, Vietnam and China all report similar enthusiasm about dragon-year childbearing.” —CBS News.
  • “Hong Kong experienced a birth rate increase of 5 percent during the last Year of the Dragon in 2000.” –BBC.
  • “In 2000, the last dragon year, the rate increased to 1.7 children per Taiwanese woman of childbearing age from 1.5 the previous year.” —CBS News.
  • “The Los Angeles-based Agency for Surrogacy Solutions and sister company Global IVF Inc. have seen a 250% increase in business from Chinese or Chinese-Americans so far in January.” —WSJ.
  • “Officials at the Chengdu Women’s and Children’s Central Hospital say that 294 babies were born in the first seven days of the Chinese New Year, one-third more than in the same period in 2011.” –Asian Correspondent.

The race is on…. couples must conceive by May in order to have a dragon baby before February 9th, 2013… after that it will be a snake baby.

ALSO, stay tuned for more exciting dragon inspiration tomorrow!!

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16 responses to “Our dragon baby.

  1. Congratulations!

  2. Yay! I am so happy for you and the Mr.!!! Congratulations!

    ~Moira

  3. Nice post 🙂 Love those dragons! And of course, we are over the moon!

  4. Of course, August 10 is a great date too. 😉 xoxo

  5. Congratulations!! Hope you’re feeling well!

  6. How exciting!! Congratulations Natasha!

  7. How beautiful! Congratulations!!! Due Date? = From the date of conception, subtract 7 days and then subtract 3 months.

    Hope you are feeling well! Blessings for your little family. – Susan G.

  8. YAY! Can’t wait to meet your little dragon baby! 🙂 🙂 🙂 So exciting!!

    Also, those dragons are insane – who can knit like that?! Very impressive.

  9. Congratulations, Natasha!!! What wonderful news!!!

  10. We are so excited for you — and can’t wait for Pippo to meet his new little cousin!!!

  11. Congratulations! Cant wait for new postings about babiess

  12. Congratulations Natasha, to you and the Mr. Wonderful news indeed!!

  13. congratulations natasha!!

  14. Just caught up with your happy news and send you my very best wishes for good health for you and your coming babe. Delightful news! Congratulations!
    [Valerie, NZ]

  15. Congratulations! I’m excited to see (and be inspired by) all the little baby projects I’m sure you’ve got in the works.

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