Thursday, January 18, 2007

Baby Watch: No Baby Yet

I’m still pregnant.

Today was my last day in the office. I was going to tough it out until Monday, but I changed my mind. This means I won’t overlap with my replacement at all, but I’m suddenly fine with that. I think I’ve been slowly checking out over the past few days, and I’ve reached the point where I've stopped caring about the stuff that will happen while I'm out.

Which I think is a good thing.

The elevators were Members Only as I came into work today, and I happened to run into my boss as I was trudging up the stairs. He stammered some combination of “Why the hell are you still coming to work?” and “What the fuck are you doing walking up the stairs?” only he said it in a sweet Southern statesmanlike manner. He hustled me into the elevator and took me up the remaining floor, even though he was going down and it delayed the other Congressman in the elevator.

When I leave the office in the next few minutes, I’ll officially be on maternity leave. I just told my Chief of Staff that I would be checking my blackberry between contractions. He responded appropriately, which is to say: he laughed.


Anonymous said...

If I were you I'd accidentally drive over the blackberry in my car. Whoops! So sad.

daddy in a strange land said...

Come out and play, Akutaq!


Anonymous said...

Oh dear, no more work to distract you from how uncomfortable you are. Though wouldn't it have been convenient if hiking up the stairs had put you into labor?

Come soon, baby!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I hope baby arrives smoothly and that the time comes quickly.

Anonymous said...

I love that part of pregnancy.
The door holding, people looking worried and caring about you even when they are strangers part.

It shows that there is some humanity left out there after all.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

So shall we playdate?

I actually just bought some gorgonaola. It is supposed to induce labor.

Anonymous said...

The hat is being cleaned and blocked as I type. Well, it's in the first step of its baths anyway. It might even make it into the mail tomorrow. Saturday for sure. There's plenty more yarn for another if this is horribly wrong in size/shape for a newborn. Diana told me Fiona's head was 13" around when she was born. I included some adjustability in the design.... Anywho, I'm also thinking matching booties, but Akutaq won't need those quite as fast as her first hand-knit hat, right?

Anonymous said...

Shaq Attack - COME OUT!
LHM - Hang in there.

Everyone else - Your help is needed. Come to Aunt Bob's place to send a joke to Aqutaq and her Mom.

Anonymous said...

Akutaq come to the light!

Daddy L said...

Good luck! Welcome Akutaq!