Monday, March 9, 2009

not to be picky, but...

We're in the week o' minefields for birth dates. I've known about this since the day we learned our due date but I didn't think we'd actually make it this far. Nothing significant, of course, but if I got to choose I'd prefer not to have the baby born on the 10th, 12th or 13th. That would be Tuesday, Thursday or Friday of this week! The 10th and 12th are birthdays of people I don't want our child sharing a birthday with and the 13th is Friday the 13th. I'm not even superstitious, but it still seems like a good day to avoid being in a hospital if you can help it. Of the shared birthdays, the greater potential disaster of the two is tomorrow as it belongs to an awful ex-girlfriend of mine. My dad and M have both declared tomorrow will be the baby's birthday - my dad because he's exhausted and doesn't want to get a call from us in a couple of hours to head to the hospital and M because she knows about the date conflict and wouldn't that just be the way it works out! They're probably right. Oh well, maybe it's the positive event I need to reclaim the date.

Oh, who am I kidding? I want to have this baby the second he or she is ready to come out, whatever day that may be. I don't think I've ever been more anxious to meet someone.

I spent some time working on a labor playlist this morning. I've had a basic one on my ipod for a week or so but I had some free time this morning so I added a bunch of songs to it. It's kind of a tough project because I have no idea what I'll be in the mood to listen to during labor. Will I want songs I like that feel familiar and comforting? Or is it better to load it up with new music picked just for this occassion (and never to be listened to again) because I'm going to have negative associations with all of those songs from here on out? I'd hate to ruin some of my favorite tunes by having permament memories of contractions attached to them. I ended up doing a mix and I figured I'll just skip over anything that doesn't sound perfect in that moment. It'll probably be a moot point because I'll get there and not feel like listening to music at all. Oh well, prepare for every possibility, right?

6 comments:

tireegal68 said...

wow - another day goes by - I bet the anticipation is hard to deal with except you probably are a little apprehensive about how the experience is going to go? I hope that you get to meet her / him on the right day for everyone and that it's a very calm labor accompanied by lovely music:)

veeandjay said...

Heh - I've been loading the ipod too. Hadn't really thought about getting put off songs with a bad association though. Perhaps I need to re-evaluate. Then again, I'll probably forget the damned thing is in my bag until it's all over anyway! Good luck with dodging the dodgy dates. It's a bit like Snakes and Ladders, isn't it?
vee xxx

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

Isn't it funny how we get so freaked out by the 13th? I have teh same feeling about it, but I otherwise, I'm not superstious.
we were jockying for wedding dates with another couple and the 13th of July was one of the dates,and I flat out refused--my husband said "listen, she's not gonna move on this, so just deal."
On another note, my brother died on Feb 13th,and had my pregnancy not ended, that would have been my due date. When I mentioned it to my mom, she said "That would be the best way to change the association to that date." So maybe if your baby does come on your ex's birthday, you can think of it that way.

mulberry said...

very exciting how close you are! or maybe even closer since you posted this... you are gonna do GREAT!

babypants said...

Well I am guessing the baby will not be born on the 10th at this point. Maybe there is time for a quick birth tomorrow, otherwise I will add my wishes for the 14th. I would love to hear your thoughts on the birth playlist after your birth... xoxo L

Heather said...

Now, by this time.. You are even closer to having that little baby in your arms!!