Wednesday, May 7

Fetus coming soon

I went to the midwife's yesterday and had an internal exam. She can already feel the baby's head! She guesses that Fetus won't be here by next week, but it "might not be too long." I'm hoping Fetus lasts for at least another week, because you can't deliver in the birthing center until you're at least 37 weeks along.

When I got home, I was so excited that I couldn't go to sleep at my normal grandma hour and now I'm cleaning the house like a fiend. We still need to put the crib together, launder the new baby clothes and bedding, etc. etc. and here I am now, cleaning the toilet with baking soda. I get to meet Fetus soon!

In the world of work, J., our graphic designer, was inside the elevator with Goo Be Gone when I rode back up from my super-quick lunch break. As he scrubbed away at a Velcroed sign, he laughed and said, "I got two college degrees so I could clean elevators." As the elevator beeped and opened to my floor, I said, holding my nose from the chemical stench, "Yeah, and I got a 4.0 in college so I could make some labels." Wouldn't it be lovely to have a challenging job one day? I guess that's where Fetus comes in!


SuzyQ said...

How exciting! EVERYONE I know is having babies - both in the blog world and in my social realm - it is crazy and making me feel like I need to listen closer to my clock - which I never hear---hmm? :)

Nadine said...

Oh my! Already?! How exciting.

Momma Val said...

Wouldn't it be lovely to have a challenging job one day? I guess that's where Fetus comes in! . . . . . Oh boy, if a challenge is what you're looking for, good thing you got pregnant!

Ahh, SuzyQ. She reminds me of myself. A graphic designer who works on her house/yard with her husband and still has time for stuff she likes to do. I waited to have a baby SQ. Do wait but not too long.

Courtney said...

It sounds like you're nesting like a champ! Getting all the last minute things done for Li'l Fete's debut. :)

I'm so excited for you, but I'm really going to miss your blogging when he/she arrives. Hope we'll still hear from you!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Exciting, one of the most exciting events of a lifetime! YAY!

BlackenedBoy said...

I love your attitude toward Fetus, and, as I've said before, the mere fact that you refer to your unborn child as "Fetus."

Parenting should be a joy, and you sound joyful.

Patience is key.

When is Fetus due?

Electronic Goose said...

Thanks, BB! I'm due June 5 if you ask the ultrasound tech, and May 28 if you ask my midwife.