Wednesday, April 06, 2011

39 Weeks.

And yes, I am still pregnant.

I had to get my drivers license renewed last week.  The bad news is that I will look like Jabba the Hut on my drivers license for at least the next decade.  The good news is that I totally got to cut in line.  Totally worth it.

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 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 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...


Adrienne said...

Hang in there girl! I remember the feeling well.... And no beating yourself up about the exercise- not allowed!

Pam said...

I'm still feeling April 9th.

Bill said...

Are you trying to cook Anna with that propane heater?

ErinB said...


On a side note, why do you have a propane tank with a screen/receptor thingy attached to it pointing directly at Anna?

Erik said...

Burner pointed at the baby was definitely the first thing I noticed, too.

kellyinbellyland said...

How exciting...just a few days to go!! I also had my driver's license pic retaken a couple weeks ago...neck fat, paunchy prego cheeks and all. Super fun. Think of it as a memento :)
Enjoy your last few days of pregnancy and all that free time you have to burn for now. I also am loving and hating (but mostly loving) not being able to run or train for long races right now--there's something to be said about guilt-free time rocks!!