...and if she's anything like me, she'll be late. I was a MONTH and a week late. I don't know what happened to my poor, poor mother, but her doctors had the due date as December 15 and on January 22, I entered this world at nearly 10 pounds, a nice, chubby, olive-skinned little wubby. I really hope this little girl isn't late. I'd love a 2010 baby for many reasons.
1: less time being pregnant (obvious)
2: tax break (don't judge!)
3: more use of my maternity leave time and not 'wasting' sick days just sitting around, humongous, freaking out about when she'll arrive
Regardless of her arrival date, we are thrilled. We have planned many things for her life and future, and (if she's like me), she will do everything differently than our master plan....but it will turn out beautifully, anyway.
In other news, our 5th grade took the annual Brookfield Zoo field trip today. It was delightful not to have a group of students to myself, because it afforded me the luxury to sit down more than I would have with curious students. Big thanks to the chaperones! A smooth day overall. Except for the kid who threw.a.backpack.at.a.goose. I made him write an apology letter to the "goose keeper" (invented person) and made him feel really sad. Good times.
In other other news, about a month left of my internship and then I will officially have my Master's degree. I cannot wait for this milestone. Just to prove to myself that I can juggle so much more than I thought possible is one of the best feelings. Planning a wedding, going through an entire pregnancy, working full time, teaching summer school, attending graduate classes (in multiples at a time) ~ I think I hacked it pretty well. Toot, toot of my proverbial horn, but you have to do that sometimes, right? So glad I'm getting this hurdle out of the way before motherhood -- my mom got her MA when my brother and I were very young (AND she and my dad both worked full-time) and said it was one of the most trying times of her life. So thankful for the time line God's given us. You rock, Big Guy.
*When is your due date? 1/6/11
*What week are you in? 27 weeks tomorrow (so I guess I'll be "in" my 28th)
*What was your weight pre-pregnancy? HA HA
*What is your current weight? even more HA HA HA
*Have you had an ultrasound? yep, 3 doctor-ordered and 1 just-for-fun gender ultrasound
*Do you know the gender of your baby? If so, what? girl :)
*Do you have a name picked out? What? yes, it's a surprise. my students call her Cheddar Cheese though.
*Is the child being named after someone? middle name is a family name. first name is not.
*Who is going to be with you during delivery? i'm taking applications.
*Natural or medicated childbirth? as much drugs and are possibly allowed.
*How are you feeling right about now? fat. stretchy. fat.
*What was the first thing you bought for baby? some cute onesies
*Do you feel you are ready to have a baby? yes!
*Are you excited or scared about delivery? both.
*Any food cravings? sweets x 892375987. anything-candy, cake, pie, ice cream, seriously, just give me a bag of sugar.
*Anything you loved before that you absolutely cannot eat anymore? i don't like meat anymore. doing much better with it, though. i used to gag at the smell of a grocery store and could NOT look at the meat counter when walking by. i'd hold my breath.
* Anything else you'd like to share or vent about? my freaking back hurts, but i love my baby so i suppose it's all worth it. :)