Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Are You Excited?

The phone rang in my classroom today while my kids were in gym. I was busy getting things ready for the next lesson, and when that noise came out of the phone, my stomach did a cartwheel. I felt it before I knew why. “This could be it,” I thought. “It’s time.” It wasn’t, of course. It was the office with an attendance question – not nearly as exciting as a baby. For some reason, I’m not someone who gets too outwardly excited about things, and it’s frustrating. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited about anything, but I have to go through the day as usual - washing dishes, brushing my teeth, cleaning the litter box. It’s like knowing you’re going to win the lottery at any minute, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to hurry it along.

10 days until baby.


  1. It's amazing how time works...something so immediate, yet so life-changing, feels like it takes forever. I remember when our three were little and my friend said, "They say that the days seem long, but the years fly by." Time is funny like that, I guess. Happy anticipating! A.

  2. Pretty sure it was just last week that I was saying, "I can't wait to get this kid out of me." Let me check with my son Philip, age 31, on that. ;)

  3. you are in our thoughts!