Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Crazies and Prizes! But not Crazy Prizes

Baby girl is due dec 21. I've been getting vibes that she is going to make her appearance before then. I'm trying to decide if it was intuition or wishful thinking. I've been mostly basing it on how often I found myself fighting the Crazies. The Crazies are the surges of hormones that lead to irrationality, be it due to low blood sugar, pregnancy, sleep deprivation, etc. Thankfully I have this little dry, librarian-like voice that lives in the back of my head and tells me when an emotional response is not warranted given the situation. The voice allows me to keep the Crazies at bay pretty well. I even had several students remark on how they have never seen me get upset. And let me tell you, that is an accomplishment when you deal with 150 freshmen students on a daily basis.

I feel bad for those without the librarian voice. While it may sound very schizo, the librarian also catalogs the loads of useless information floating around. So when I called my students chickadees, and a few asked me what the heck a chickadee was, the librarian spouts off "a little bird that lives in the South." I had no active knowledge of this information and would have totally botched it on Jeopardy. My active brain would have said, a synonym for little children. It took awhile but experience has taught me that the librarian is accurate about 95% of the time. I googled chickadee and it is a bird, but I didn't find anything saying it lived in the South.

What's that you say? You already knew I was odd and should probably be on some kind of anti-psychotic medication? Things like this you shouldn't confess on a public blog to the world? Bah! Be that way. Me and the librarian voice will go play trivial pursuit off by ourselves...

Anyways, back to the epic War of the Crazies 2010, also known as Growing a Fetus 101, How to Live When Sleeping, Eating, and Exercise are Ruined, or That Time I Got Knocked Up. While me and the librarian have been working overtime to prevent the throwing of objects, verbal abuse to strangers, and crocodile tears, Baby J has decided her alien like movements need a larger audience.

Ladies and grossed out Gentlemen, may I declare 70% effacement and 2cm dilation! And yes, if you clicked the link because you are living in the blissful world of pregnancy ignorance, all biological related details of having a baby are disgusting.

So we are going to have a little contest to let you share in the world of excitement that is ruptured membranes and mucus plugs. Guess my baby's bday correctly and you win a prize! Only one guess per person. You may have the same guess as someone else. You may put in a request for a specific prize.

I have no idea what the prize will be. It can be something crafty you'd like to commission from me (I always love those!) or perhaps and invitation to the giant carbohydrate-filled celebration commemorating the end of my diabetes. I am open to suggestions.

AND you can submit a guess up to when I announce I'm going into labor. Don't be shy! I have no problems shipping a prize to a random stranger in India who enjoys reading my ramblings and schizophrenic confessions.

Good luck!

22 comments:

Braden said...

December 4th.

Elena said...

I feeling the 16th for some reason, mom would be happy :) Come on baby J!

Angela said...

I loved this post. Perfection.

But I can't decide which to cast my lot on- the 13th or 27th of December.

... I'll say the 27th.
... 13th?

1327? If so, you are WAY over due.

{sigh} I need sleep.

Amy Shiflett said...

I am going with the 23rd or 24th. An early Christmas gift! :)

-Amy Shiflett

Jerry said...

I vote for December 27.

MCS said...

I vote for December 19th.

Oh, and I totally have a librarian voice, too. When I read that I thought "YES! that describes it exactly." So you're not psychotic (either that or I am, take your pick).

Michele said...

Dec. 19. Woohoo for being almost there!

Rachel@MyPinkFlipFlops said...

December the 20th. And here's to hoping she's not late. :D

Jackijo said...

Guess what, we have Chickadee's in Arizona, Northern Arizona that is. The Mountain Chickadee is this cute little black and white bird that is quite often seen on a Christmas card holding on to a pine tree branch. I saw one near Flagstaff last summer. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mountain_Chickadee/id

Then I also saw a Carolina Chickadee in North Carolina in May.

There is a also a bird called a Verdin, but which I call the Desert Chickadee. Of course it is gray with a yellow head. It is the cutest little bird with a loud voice. Did you really want to know all this stuff? Sorry.

Jackijo said...

Tell me what your dilation and effacement is next week and I will make a more educated guess. However from your current stats, I say you don't make it to December 18. Sorry. How about December 11 for my guess.

Lindsey Layton said...

I'm going to go with December 18th. However, for your 'crazies' self I am hoping sooner :o)

jeanene said...

If only more people had that moderating voice. Maybe those ear buds that the kids always have on drown it out- or cell phones. I want to guess my birthday but I'm guessing more like the 11th. Praying for you as always.
Love Mom

Erin said...

This post=perfect blend of humor and information
Dec. 17th- not too early, not the late- but you are already progressing nicely- I would take that as a good sign. Now I'm speculating on what the J in "Baby J" stands for....

Cheryl said...

I'm saying Dec 12th. Welcome to the club of gestational diabetes...sorry it had to happen to your skinny little body.

Katie said...

I say the 12th because I like the idea of her having 12/12 as a bday. Good luck!

Jocelyn said...

I envy your librarian voice. My internal voice is more like a mischievous cat who encourages all sorts of meddling.

I say Dec 10th.

Nikki said...

My initial guess was Dec 19, but I'm changing it to Dec 23rd....so hopefully I win! :)

Braden said...

Wow, apparently I suck at this.

Julianne said...

I'm rather busy until Dec 21, so I'll go for Dec 21 so I can actually visit my first niece in the hospital!

Anonymous said...

Well, someone else took my birthday, which is a lovely day to be born, except that it is less then a week before Christmas. I am thinking that it will be the 15th, just soon enough before school gets out to be very inconvenient. Scott

Mom said...

Hi my sweet girl!! This is Aunt B. I sure wish I was there to share in the exciting events and give you a big hug, but I will just send my love and well wishes! I hate to say this, but I think you will be quite early. (Curses to having to worry about sub plans! Blah!!) My guess is the 10th, and boy, for your sake, I hope I am wrong! PS: I am sending a baby surprise with Grandma.

Lauren said...

:( I was 60% effaced and dilated to a 3 on my first check, and my baby was LATE! It was horrible. I couldn't believe I stayed that way and didn't go into labor. I pray that's not your lot. I'll go with Dec. 17th.

 

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