Sunday, February 21, 2010

When is your last day??

With 7 days left, I have had a lot of people ask me when I'm going to stop working. The answer is:

NEVER!!

I'm a workaholic!

Well, I guess I'll take some time off when the baby comes out (a friend called her 'Little Chaos' the other day - that's my favorite nickname so far). Actually I feel totally fine and work in the same building where I'm planning to deliver, so with blessings from my doctor and my mom and my Studly Hubby I decided to just keep going as usual. Time will pass faster that way anyway, plus then I will be productive! The co-workers got a little nervous about this. They were afraid I might pop out a baby in the middle of the lab floor and/or forget to finish some really important experiment (which can turn into an awful stinky mess, either way) - so we assigned a particularly helpful co-worker to keep her eye on me - she's going to walk me to the hospital, call the Studly Hubby, help us go get the car, help clean up my unfinished experiments, etc. This is very nice of her, but hopefully it won't be as bad of a scene as everyone fears. Just in case it is, we also got the phone number of the hospital wheelchair service (ugh).

It's hard not knowing when you might leave! My annoying baby yoga teacher says one of the beautiful things about birth is that it's so unpredictable, but I completely disagree. That is one of the annoying things about birth, although not as annoying as her. I was too chicken to tell her that though.

7 comments:

Katie said...

Lissa, a woman I work with, was telling me earlier today that "19 years ago she was in labor". It's her son's birthday today and this is the first time she hasn't been with him on his birthday (He's a college freshman). I told her how you were annoyed that you can't predict when a natural birth was going to happen...and I think that it was just the right day because she got all tear-y thinking about her son.

Just think, that will be you in 19 years!

Redevetter said...

I was planning on working up until and, if necessary, beyond my due date. As it turned out, my son came two weeks early when my water broke as I got up to take a shower one morning to go to work. I'm glad it happened at home and NOT at work. You just never know!

Peggy said...

First babies usually take AGES to show up once the labor has begun so you can tell your co-workers to relax. You may have hours instead of mere moments from the onset of labor to delivery.

You may enjoy a few days of "nesting" before Little Chaos arrives.

scentsy mom said...

The ONLY thing that I found uber annoying when I was pregnant was the unpredictability of it all. Everything that I knew would happen (weight gain, nausea, swollen ankles, sleeplessness) was something I felt I signed up for. I PLANNED that when I consented to procreate... but the waiting and not knowing, yikes.

J-Funk said...

Katie - that's a weird thought! It is weird right now just to think I won't be pregnant in a couple weeks...

Redevetter - you're scaring me! I hope my water doesn't break at work, too!

Peggy - if the Studly Hubby starts nesting, does that mean I'm about to go into labor?

Scentsy mom - yea! Well put!

Peggy said...

- Gulp - One day to go!!

tom said...

"Little Chaos"....I kind of like that. I'll change from Baby Rose Junior to "Little Chaos" or maybe combine them....?

I'll only make one prediction...this baby will march forth on march fourth...