Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Time keeps on ticking (ticking) into the Future.....

I remember eagerly counting down to the end of school each year. This continued through elementary, junior high, high school, and even college and grad school. As a teacher.... you would think I would do the same thing now. But each year it sneaks up on me and I'm broadsided by the announcement "We only have (insert number here) days left!

This year has been a little different. I am due to have a baby on June 3rd, and the last teacher day of school is not until June 5th. I must have been the only person disappointed this year when I got the call for snow days. I currently have 12 days to go until my due date, 14 until the end of school. I must be the only pregnant woman ever to want to go past her due date.

Could it be that I am just a control freak and don't want someone else coming in to finish up my class for the year? Could it be that I don't want to waste any more sick days than necessary? Cold it be that I am just FREAKING out at the thought of having a baby come barreling out of my lady parts, then being responsible for it's upbringing for the next few decades? Yes. I think it might be a little of all of those. But mostly the barreling out of my lady parts.


thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Ha! Very funny.

I can't believe the due date is so close! To respond to an e-mail I don't believe I responded too... I will make every effort to come see Bear in a timely fashion.

Sorry, though, about the lady parts.

=) said...

At least the doctor is projecting a 6-61/2 pounder instead of the 9 and 10 pounders my dear step-sons were. My dear Chiefy suggested that I try to do this without medication. I told him that it would be no problem. I would just hold on to his "man" parts and squeeze when the contraction hit.

He thinks medication is a good idea.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

My sister's kid was a 6 pounder. She didn't have any medication, but only because the anesthesiologist didn't arrive on time.

I'd have to doublecheck, but I'm fairly certain she would've liked to employ your tactics during the whole ordeal.

XOXO said...

I'm counting down to more things right now then I ever have and they are all happening in the next 17 days. I wish I was in control of any of them. I don't know what I'll do after June when I have nothing to anxiously await.