Today has been a really good day.
Today is due date day.
So far today at least the baby has made no sign of coming.
Only 5% of people are born on their actual due date.
Who wants to be born on tax day really?
Today is my second official day of maternity leave!
I was planning to just work until I went into labor but over the weekend Adrian and I decided that it was time for me to be done working and spend some time resting before the baby comes.
It has been wonderful.
It has allowed me the opportunity to do things like meet these sweet friends for lunch today.
All three of us are expecting, today, end of May and end of August . . .
After a nice lunch with these friends who graciously took their lunch breaks from work to hang out with me I went to Ross and World Market.
I had some really fun experiences.
At Ross I picked out a couple of baby girl dresses to give as a gift to a friend who just had a girl. (Fun fact: She was my ONE other friend who was expecting during the same time we were who didn't find out the gender ahead of time. It was soo exciting to get the phone call from her saying the baby had been born and getting to ask if it is a boy or a girl!)
Okay, that was a rambling sidenote.
I was in line at Ross to check out and the lady in front of me asked me when I was due.
I said, "Today."
She got a huge smile on her face and said, "Today?!" She was all excited. She asked how I was feeling and I said, "great". Then another lady came up behind me and was sort of joining in on the conversation and the lady in front of me said, "She's due TODAY!" and the other lady was exclaiming about how great I look, how I only look like I'm eight months, etc." It was really nice.
The lady in front of me obviously had an accent and when she told the cashier who was asking for her zip that she didn't live here I asked her where she was from. She said, "New Zealand". I told her how I'd been to New Zealand in '96 and really enjoyed it. We started talking more and it turns out I'd been to the city where she lives which is not one of the major tourist destinations and probably sang at her church! How cool is that?! So then when the lady behind us heard us talking about the church, she asked where I go now and said that maybe I went to her church. It was a fun conversation.
Then I went to World Market and I was sort of crouched down looking at a dish towel display. One of the saleswomen came by and asked me if I was okay and said she thought maybe I was going to have that baby right there in the store! Hilarious! I had no idea how I must have looked. :) Later she came and found me again in the store just to check on me. :)
To add to this incredibly long post, here are a few other tidbits from the day:
Today . . .
I learned how to use Adrian's sander
sanded and painted an old wooden hanger bought at the thrift store in Pittsburgh last summer and Adrian hung a poster from it in the nursery for me. Remember that look from here?
caught up on some e-mail
enjoyed not being a teacher
had Chunky Monkey bread from my sweet friend, Jenni, for breakfast
painted a fun estate sale find magazine rack for the nursery to hold books for mama while I nurse
bought some throw pillows for the guest bed in the nursery and two sweet baskets to hold diapers and lotion, diaper rash cream, etc. on the changing table
worked on my labor playlist
talked to my grandma and my friend Erin on the phone
enjoyed getting lots of e-mails from friends who are checking in and praying for us
looked for a baby book at Hallmark but came up with nothing
and last but certainly not least, wore pearls to Cici's pizza with my husband! :)
how funny and crazy is that?
It wasn't the original plan but it's what we ended up eating for dinner, quite happily I might add, especially since they had some of their mac and cheese pizza on the buffet :)
What did you do today?