Saturday, October 14, 2006

It's not a race, which is good, because I'm losing

OK, everyone in the entire world who was pregnant along with me has had their babies. The Husband's cousin, due a week after me, had her baby on Tuesday. So did his other cousin, also due after me. And Emily, due the same day as me, had her baby on the 10th. And now Arwen, due four days after me, had her baby today! But I feel confident that I will give birth before Maggie, since she is only 10 weeks. (For the record, Emily also finished her bathroom remodel first even though she started it several months after we did. I'm not quite certain I've forgiven her for that.) What is up with everyone being early? I thought first babies were usually late.

Of course I am very happy for everyone, but I can't help but feel jealous. Because I am ready. I bought a diaper pail last Monday, and that was the last thing we needed. The bathroom and pantry are fully functional. Our last birthing class was today. The clothes have all been washed, the nursery is set up:





And I can't wait to dress the baby in these:





We are ready.



So, baby, come on out! I'm dying to meet you! And also to have you stop kicking me in the spleen, or whatever tender spot that is! You know the spot; it's where you like to put your foot when you stretch.

So, any time now would be fine.

Really.

Any time.

3 comments:

Brian said...

My favorite kid's song of all time is Teddy Bear Picnic.

Maggie said...

Maureen, I LOVE your nursery. Mostly I love the quilt and if I lived near you I would come over in the dead of night and steal it. Did someone make that for you? And of course I will have to find that geek onesie. I'm so excited for you! Keep us posted!

emily said...

no caps or punctuation b/c am typing this w/ baby in other arm but wanted to say the nursery is adorable and i can't wait for you to experience the same joy we are right now. also? your belly is hardly ginormous. you look darling.

where has all of my sarcasm gone??? i have nothing in me these days but SAP.