- Sam's birthstone will be sapphire, which is supposed to bring physical and emotional balance. (Unless he or she sneaks into the world a few days early; then it will be peridot, like my mom.)
- His or her astrological sign will be Virgo (like my mom!). It's an earth element and is associated with the planet Mercury. I expect Sam will like routine, be a bit shy, and require little attention (okay, maybe not at first).
- The birth flower will be Aster. (Unless he or she sneaks in early, in August, then it will be Gladiolas.)
- Sam will be born in the Chinese Year of the Ox. (Which is compatible with mommy's sign... I'm a Snake!)
- Sam will start kindergarten in 2014, be old enough to drive a car in 2025, finish high school in 2027, and will graduate from college with the class of 2031, give or take a year.