I’m pretty sure if I got some sort of referral perk for how many people I’ve sent to my OB, I’d be due for a free delivery by now. Like a have three get the fourth free deal. I think I’m due for one.
It’s no secret, I love my OB. I’ve mentioned this before on many occasions.
Times may have changed, but I still love her.
Today I went in for my weekly until the baby comes appointment and she said the three magic words I’ve heard since my very first pregnancy, “Long, posterior, closed.” Well, no. I lie. She said fingertip. But still. That’s pretty much closed. I don’t do anything until I all of a sudden do, and from previous experience, has always been in the 39th week. I’m 37.5 right now. So don’t expect a baby until at least the 23rd. I’ve got myself pegged for the 27th.
So I told this to my doc.
Me: So, I’m thinking the baby will be born on the 27th.
OB: That sounds like a good day. I can handle that. Just don’t go on the weekend of the 22nd. I’m not on call, and I’ll need the break after being on call for 10 days straight.
Me: Well, I’ll sit tight, then.
OB: I mean, but if you DO go into labor, you know I’ll be there. I won’t miss this delivery for the world. I’ll probably call you at home to make sure I don’t miss it.
Me: And this is why I love you.
OB: Though, if you can, try to avoid rush hour. I enjoy the middle of the night calls.
OB: But still, I’ll be there. Even if I’m not on call, I’ll be there.
The other day I was standing in the kitchen and it just kind of hit me, there’s a human in my belly. Like, if it came out now, it would look like a baby. But it’s in me. Wiggling. Growing. Leaching off of me.
I mean, really. Think about it. It’s SO. WEIRD.
Sure, sure. It’s beautiful. But let’s get real. The process of how it is to be is amazing, yes, but it’s odd. And there’s a kid, right now, in my belly, blinking and growing and sucking it’s thumb and, you know, being a baby. But in a little water bed. In my belly. You know, totally normal.
Yes. I know. I’ve done this before. But it never ceases to amaze me. Humans. Coming out of humans. Every day.
Gosh I need more sleep.