Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The ONE good thing about being overdue

Any random stranger: "Aw, when are you due?"

Me: "Last Saturday."

Them: ... (Rendered speechless as a look of sheer panic spreads across their face as if I will spontaneously drop to the ground and start grunting through contractions and screaming for them to boil some water and sterilize some scissors to cut the umbilical cord with.)

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I got another really good response Tuesday from our cashier at Panera Bread:

Her: "When are you due?"

Me: "Last Saturday."

Her: "Well, shit ... that SUCKS!"

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is funny!!! Good Luck Kelly.
Maybe today is the day.

Kimberly said...

Hang in there. I have no idea what you are going through because my Mia was a preemie, but I assure you delivering early isn't a picnic either. November 13th seems like a good day. I delivered on August 13th (2004, a Friday) I no longer believe in superstitions.

Shalini said...

lol, do they run after you tell them that...

and don't worry, it's not going to be another 9 months ;)

Just when I thought my kid wasn't ever going to leave (9 days overdue, here) she decided to get ready and LEAVE. and then another chapter starts.

It's coming. Only she knows when.

the plainsman said...

Is this time, waiting for an overdue little one to arrive, the origin of the expression "pregnant pause?"

Um, I'm going to run and see if that water is boiling yet!

Lioncloud said...

You _are_ carrying a towel around with you, aren't you?

Glrr

kristin said...

hahahaha! Well at least you are having some fun with it.

julie said...

When you get a minute, I sent you a message via xanga.

Jennifer said...

Well as much as this sucks right now... at least you will have lots of funny memories when all is said and done.

aahcoffee said...

Today is good. My son was born one year ago today.

It is these things that make for good pregnancy stories later on. Trust me. :)

Janice said...

At least it's "Any day now" instead of...nine months from now!

Ray said...

HAHAHA, THAT'S AWESOME!! I would have loved to have seen that person's face. =)

Take, care.

mercurial scribe said...

OH MAN, I would love to be there for that conversation...

Thinking laboring thoughts for you...

Anonymous said...

It is better to have to wait a longer time than expected than shorter and have the problems that are sometimes associated with early term babies.
I'm sure you know that though.

Hang in there. Soon.

Anonymous said...

is it baby time yet?

-sarah

Emmy said...

That's putting them in their place for being nosy about your personal business! lol

shimajan said...

i always wondered what the boiling water was for! =)

Anonymous said...

For real, maybe you should just cut that damn baby right out of there GOOD LORD! ITS TAKING FOREVER!!!!!!!! If I was you, id have made that decision a week ago!

Kristin said...

For such a short entry, this contains much entertainment, lol. But hang in there. Maybe tomorrow's the day =]

-KrIsTiN-

Diane said...

Sorry to tell you as much, but I'm feeling the 15th. For your sake, I hope I'm wrong.

Ray said...

Hmmmm: Maybe go and rent the movie, "Look Who's Talking." After watching it hopefully she'll want to grace the world with her presence. Hehe (I'm so silly, but it was just a thought that came to me as I was watching it today).

=)

diane said...

I think I will have to start talking to my son and remind him that his due date is on Dec 20. Under no circumstances will he delay his birthday.

I read in my pregnancy book that only 5% of babies are born during their predicted due date.

Marina said...

Shouldn't they, you know, recalibrate their formula if 95% of babies are born after their due date? Seems a bit cruel to be offering false hope like that. Just say it's a week later, and viola. Problem solved. That's what I'd do. But maybe that's why I'm not a doctor.