I received this in my email today (from Fit Pregnancy):
Don’t be surprised if you get discouraged now. Relatives may be calling regularly to find out if labor has started. Ignore them and make plans every day – see a movie, take a walk, read or simply lounge around at home. Relish this peaceful time while it lasts!
Seriously. I feel as if that website was reading my mind. I’ve received so many comments from random strangers this week – one came this evening as my mom and I were finishing our walk with Sophie. Luckily, my mom handled that one and I was able to walk down the street, while smiling and ignoring her.
I’m tired of starting every phone conversation with, “The baby isn’t here…this is why I’m calling.” When I see some co-workers, I start the conversation with, “yep. Still here!” Today I even had to explain to someone why I am not sending out text messages or posting on Facebook the moment I go into labor.
I don’t need the stress of it all. The people who need to know will know. And those who know will hopefully respect my privacy and not spread it all over the internet. (Trust me, dear readers – who happen to be mostly family and friends. You will find out when the baby arrives. And I’ll even tell you his name.)
And I know I mentioned this over the weekend, but we still have plans this week. Tomorrow I have the cable company scheduled to come check out a problem we’re having. I may go to my Rotary club meeting on Thursday. The husband has work plans all week, and I haven’t given up at work. I’m still going. And asking for (smaller) projects to take on.
So if I sound frustrated this week, it’s because I am. I know the frustrations will pass soon enough, but for now things are just…well….frustrating.