The Origin of Dectron 7
At one point Mr. P was joking with some of his friends that the baby was going to come out as a transformer. He had all sorts of plans for our little transformer. He was going to be a set of golf clubs and a hummer, among many other things. And when I asked Mr. P what the babies transformer name was going to be he pondered it, for only a moment, and replied “Dectron 7″. It stuck.
Our baby had a nickname. For the first 19 weeks of Jacob’s little life he was referred to as Dectron in our home. Even our family and friends caught on and I was receiving regular emails, messages and texts asking how Dectron was doing and how he was treating Mama. I had a little transformer growing inside of me (even though he looked like a teddy bear in his 10 week ultrasound).
And considering that the #1 most popular nickname for a baby in-utero is “Cletus the Fetus” (no joke, check it out here) I’d take Dectron 7 any day.
And yes – I have considered changing our URL, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Dectron 7 signifies the start of our journey as parents. It was Jacob’s first nickname. And I wouldn’t be surprised if someday it’s still his nickname. Every time I’ve gone to change the URL I have decided against it because it means so much to me. I’ve watched our boy grow from Dectron 7 into Jacob and little Dectron will always have a place in my heart.