Monday, 13 October 2008

Pregnant Pause

It looks like Thumper will arrive on schedule. But the build up has just seemed like a long wait - in a very dull waiting room. This is what is meant by a pregnant pause - everything on hold...waiting. So here are some random thoughts I've had while on pause:

Men and women respond very differently to a full term pregnant belly. Women smile as if sharing a secret. Men tend to show you the whites of their eyes...

The Good Man has to have the worst timing in the world. Toothache presented at three o'clock on Sunday morning... when all dental practices in the greater Virginia area were closed... until today. The cynic in me wonders if this is fatherly pre-baby attention seeking. But actually losing a tooth seems like overkill.

Autumn is my favourite season here so far. But then Summer was ridiculously hot and humid and autumn is cool and ridiculously beautiful. So I'm thinking maybe I'm just holding onto my sanity. And I have yet to experience Winter and Spring so further research will be required.

And on the theme of lists, Reluctant Memsahib, who is currently very concerned about her sanity has tagged me. The idea is to answer questions with seven word answers. While my brain is currently mud, it appears I can still count to seven so here goes:

1. Where were you ten years ago?
On a mountain top in South Africa.

2. What's on your to-do list today?
Currently attempting to not go into labour.

3. What if you were a billionaire?
In this economy? I'd be an exhibit!

4. Five places you have lived?
Hermanus, Germany, Zambia, Scotland, Kenya (and others)

5. Three bad habits?
Grumpy, bossy and emotional. I AM PREGNANT!

6. Snacks you like?
No room left for snacks inside me...

7. Who are you tagging?

La Pagina Portena who needs a job
Mom/Mum who may already have done this
Safari Stories whose last post made me laugh...

So, tomorrow's the big day. I'll let you know how it all goes. In the fullness of time...


Kaycie said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

Iota said...

Thinking of you (that's only three words).

But that's seven.

Annie said...

I've been very slow at catching up with my blog reading.

Wishing you all the very best tomorrow - if your nurses and hospital are anything like mine - you'll be very well looked after!

Good Luck!

Sparx said...

OOooh!!! Good luck, I'm crossing fingers (and legs) for you!

Roberta said...

When you get back, please let us know that you and baby are well.

Thinking of you!!! said...

you still in one piece over there. Or two? hope all is well. sending thoughts x

Anne said...

Like your blog.

Good luck with new baby.


Mom/Mum said...

Ohhh the day dawns closer!
Thinking of you and thanks for tagging me. I am sooo behid with catching up on blogs, I've only just read this. Apologies.I have done this one before, so dont want to bore everyone again..!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Good luck with the little one! Hope all goes well...