Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Home stretch - 39 weeks

Apparantly, the baby is fully "cooked" and is now just lazing around gaining weight. Talk about over-staying your welcome! A friend of mine had a baby on the 19th of November, so I even tried a little baby-on-baby competition. Perhaps some goading - "He's out here in the world and you're not!". Didn't work. Although I did discover it is difficult to hold a baby when you have no lap.

My mother-in-law has decided that she is going to transplant Christmas dinner from her house to ours this year. Isn't that just what you want when you've given birth within the week? A house full of people who won't know when to leave? Mr. Hammy has had a preliminary conversation with his mom explaining that if the baby comes close to Christmas, it may be better for us to travel for a short visit than to have everyone here. His mom doesn't get it. She feels that I would be able to do whatever I want whenever I want if everything is taken care of in our house. I may have to take this thing in hand, but it's a moot point until baby shows up.

Mother-in-law also wants to come and stay with us for a time when the baby is born and I don't want her to. That should be another fun discussion! We're not buddies, and she's not particularly easy to be with.

And I thought all my discomfort came from being overweight, lack of oxygen, heartburn, and sleep deprivation!! What the hell do I know?