Tuesday, December 18, 2007

For all those who keep checking in wondering if I've gone into labor yet...

...nope, I'm still here. Our offspring seems quite content to stay put for now. Argh.

I called Penny to ask her some things this morning and had to start RIGHT OUT with, "I'm not in labor" because I knew when she saw my name on her cell phone, she might start wondering...

The instructor in my birthing class video says that you will go into labor when you least expect it, like when you are in the tuna-fish aisle...So I avoided the tuna-fish aisle for a while...but now I'm considering taking up residence there. And it's hard to NOT expect it. I think I'm even expectant in my sleep... or what passes for sleep these days. It's more like Nocturnal Pilgrimages to The Bathroom Punctuated By Dozing.

I was in the grocery store again yesterday and encountered one of the first people who I had told I was pregnant. Yes, before I even told some members of my family my good news last spring, I told the produce man at Kroger. This was because he asked how I was doing and I was experiencing a rare bout of nausea ( I only had morning sickness once or twice) and I just decided to be completely honest and give him way more information than he bargained for... I told him he might have a clean-up in aisle 4 on his hands in a few minutes... Whenever I ran into him after that - only a handful of times- he'd ask how I was and I'd update him. It had been a while since I'd seen him but there he was as I waddled into the store yesterday, and he asked how I was doing again - brave man- and I told him it could be ANY MINUTE! Then another nice employee helped me load my groceries from the cart onto the conveyor belt at the checkout...and the cashier was full of baby talk...It's amazing what a pregnant belly will do to people. But it's funny, the things people will come out with. " My uncle was born on Christmas Eve!" Oh... how nice. Gold star for you!

4 comments:

Shari said...

You'll find that random people will also talk to you a lot AFTER the baby comes. It's actually fun talking to other mothers in Babies R Us. :-)

Hang in there! (Do you have a choice? LOL.)

Lori said...

People do act like just cuz you have this huge pregnant belly, you are wearing a huge "Let's talk about my baby at length" sign, even if they're strangers. If you're 8 1/2 mos preggo, a casual conversation won't likely be, "So, you ready for Christmas yet?" Am I right?

ljmax said...

Is the baby born yet??? What is his name, weight and SSN?? I must know.

Amy said...

What about now? Now? How about now? Now? Now? Surely now? Not now? Okaaaaay, what about now?

(Sorry, couldn't help myself.)

I loved the last line, "Gold star for you."