Sunday, April 4, 2010

You look tired

Here's a conversation I won't mind not having every day:

Coworker or Library Patron* (as though I am in the final stages of galloping consumption): How are you feeling?

Me: Good, thanks! How are you?

CoLP: You look tired.

Me: Well, I guess I am a little bit tired. Not too bad, though.

CoLP: Yeah, well you'd better enjoy life now because soon you'll be a MISERABLE SLEEPLESS WRECK! Hahahaha!

Good one.


My due date is a week away. I wouldn't mind getting this show on the road a couple of days early, but I have a feeling it'll be more likely to run late. Any last minute advice?

*Really, all of my coworkers are great. These conversations only happen with people who work here, but aren't really my coworkers. You know?


Brandy said...

Advice: drink a ton of water. I know it;s hard to consider when you're already getting up forty-eleven times a night, but being super-well hydrated makes labor go faster and easier. If they offer you IV fluids at the hospital, the proper response is "yes please." Labor is a bad time to be dehydrated!

Also, you'll feel fantastic having dropped so much weight so easily, just by shedding all the extra water you drank. It's a totally cheater-pants approach to looking like you've dropped the baby weight, but whatever works, right?

Anonymous said...

Never tell people your actual due date. Tell them a fake date that's weeks later.

Oh, oops.

Ok, how about this? From now until he arrives, as often as possible mow the lawn &/or drive around on gravel roads.


Anonymous said...

I know. But they're wrong. Just sleep whenever the baby sleeps, day or night. 3 hours, 6 x a day is pretty good odds :)

As for birthing advice, I had reflexology in the weeks up to due date with both kiddos, specifically for the purpose of not going two weeks past and having to be induced. I gave birth 1 day over due date with both. And it's always nice to have someone give you a foot rub!

Librarian Girl said...

I have a pet peeve about people saying to other people "You look tired." I know it's supposed to come out of concern, but I think it's rude. Because what if you're actually not tired at all? Then you feel like a hag.

Not that this has happened to me or anything. Ahem.

Becky said...

Looking forward to the big announcement-baby is here. You all are in my prayers.

Lass said...

Wow! Those nine months went fast, at least from out here in Internetland. Having birthed no babies of my own, I have no labor advice, but having worked with kids for years, my general advice is always this: trust your instincts and don't over-think stuff. Good luck!!

librarianista said...

Thanks for the thoughts and advice, peops.

K8, I thought about lying about the due date, but nobody believes me when I tell them how far along I am anyway.

JadeEJF said...

If it makes you feel any better, when I was about a month away from my due date, a clerk at Pike Place Market asked me "Soo... were you due, like, yesterday?" *headdesk*