And yes, I am still pregnant.
People answer the phone when I call. No matter what. Then I can sense the disappointment in their voices when they realize they paused the Sing-A-Long Grey's Anatomy to talk to me about paint drying and that no, I am not in labor.
My belly has gotten EXPONENTIALLY heavier in the last two weeks.
I am sad that I will not be that person who went running the day they went into labor. I am sad that I will not be that person who went swimming the day they went into labor. I am sad, overall, about the lack of activity in my life...but man, do you have ANY idea how much free time you have if you don't have to commute (I am working from home) AND you aren't working out? My days just got about 4 hours longer. It's pretty freaking amazing.
But, BUT, BUT I will be induced next Thursday, April 14 if I don't go into labor before then. HOORAY!
I feel a little overwhelmed by the news that I will in fact have a baby in a week (not that this is NEW news, but still...to have an end date makes it more final...). I feel like I want to putter and put the finishing touches on things, but I am so Type A, that everything has totally been done for weeks. (It's like our wedding...the week of the wedding I had no last minute errands to run...it was very anticlimatic...I folded laundry and went for a run the day of...) Soooo, instead of puttering, I am making Labor Inducing Eggplant Parmiggian...should be interesting.
4 more days of work until Maternity Leave! BONUS!
I cannot wait to meet Anna! Come on little kiddo - we are ready to meet you! And mama could use a big old martini...