Wednesday, January 4, 2012

40 weeks and 2 days pregnant

What do you do when you're 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant?

You wake up at 6 a.m. but then take a three hour nap.

You buy some red fabric and some curtain hooks and finally make those no-sew curtains for the master bedroom that you've been talking about for the past year. The woman who cuts your fabric drops some on the ground and asks you to pick it up. You say, "No, I can't." Then she sees your belly and asks when you're due. You say two days ago. She hears two years ago. You think it's all about right.

You pick up some extra thread, too, and sew that button on your husband's jacket that's needed repair for two years. (Of course, you have to look up how to sew a button in your Home Comforts book because although you've done this before you've never been particularly good at these things.)

You buy your husband some more long athletic pants at Target, anticipating him being home during his paternity leave needing something warm to wear on the bottom half of his body. He keeps getting cold at night and tries to snuggle up to you. But at this point you just need your physical space.

You field emails and phone calls from friends and family who fear you've had the baby and just not told them. "No worries," you say, "I promise you'll find out when she arrives. You're already bbc'ed to the group email that will go out after her birth." Sit tight, it might not be for a while.

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