Blueberry is proving to be my most stubborn – or perhaps laziest – kid yet. 10 days past my due date and no contractions, just a fair amount of discomfort. My boss has been kind enough to allow me to work from home this week, which has many advantages: 1) avoiding germs at work (my office was very sick before the holidays), 2) frequent breaks to lay down or walk, and 3) avoiding the small talk around why this baby hasn’t come yet. After being back in school for three days, Natalie and Elliott both reported that they are tired of answering the following questions (even though we all know its well intentioned and simply because people care):
- Is the here yet? (No)
- Is the baby a boy or a girl? (We don’t know – its a surprise.)
- Are you excited? (Yes)
As Natalie notes, the positive side is that she will not need to share a birthday month or gemstone with the baby. Elliott is still concerned that the baby will be bigger than he was. In any case, I’m being induced on Mon, Jan. 7th, so the baby at least needs to arrive by Tues, Jan 8th, right?!? I’m still hoping and praying for a “spontaneous labor” this weekend. We are fortunate that Alison is here through Sat aft, we have many friends willing to help out over the weekend and after school on Mon and Kathy is coming Mon late aft. Given that her trip was scheduled for two weeks after the due date, I never would have guessed that she would make it to Longmeadow before the baby was born!