EDD today and I am still here!
I'm so peeved b/c DS's school has all these compulsory "family" events right now... today an "all school assignment" was due, and it was supposed to be completed by families together- and it had to have at least some aspect that can be displayed... they suggested we do research and then create a video or audio recording about our results, and they gave us exactly ONE WEEK to complete it. Needless to say DS and I did it this morning before school (seriously?!? in a week? Don't other people have, you know, jobs, lives, other children? Even people who are not 40 weeks pregnant?). Then, thursday there is an "international food celebration" where every family is supposed to bring a dish to share, to come in the middle of the day for one hour (its exactly during my once-a-week prenatal yoga class and ends at precisely the same time that DD's playgroup session ends but a mile away). We made oatmeal cookies last night and put them in the freezer (we are representing the USA as our country of origin, I also have such a pet peeve about all these "celebrations of our international heritage" being basically a mish-mash of assimilated, mostly white American ancestry. Yes, my ancestors colonized this land but seriously, it was 400 years ago already. We do not have cherished family recipes from the old country any more). AND, then parent/teacher conferences are next week. AH!! My husband does not have a flexible schedule at work (he works 7AM-4PM except once every month or two where he does 1-3 days of an overnight 11-hour shift). And he is saving his whopping three paid days off for the baby, thank you very much.
Actually, I am kind of peeved about everything right now.
Does that mean I'm about the have the baby, or that I am just going to be in a bad mood for 2 more weeks? I am not sure that the rest of the family could survive that.
DH keeps saying, "do you feel like the baby is going to come soon?" and I am like, um, yes honey, we are definitely having a baby soon. The big question is really HOW soon.
Everyone still sick. I'm sitting in the whole foods cafe right now- if anyone wants to chime in with some magical cures for gross snotty colds I am all ears. Kids are taking ecchinacea/astragalus herb drops and hanging out in a steamy bathroom at least once a day, and vitamin C when I can get them to do the drinks (I think I"ll get them some chewable C). And lavender baths. I am taking emergen-C, astragalus, drinking lots of fluids, putting ginger and garlic into all our food. I think I'll get some zinc lozenges, they might at least feel good on our throats and my poor deprived kids will think they are candy.