Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Full Term and a New Career Option?

Yesterday marked 37 weeks, which means I'm officially full-term. I guess this means that this whole delivery thing could go down any time now, although I'm pretty sure it will be later as opposed to sooner. I'm just so amazed that a real-live baby...my real live baby...will be entering the world very shortly. This pregnancy has gone by at an astonishingly fast rate.

One way I've marked the passage of time in this pregnancy is by football season. When I got my positive pee-stick, we were in the midst of playoffs, and now a whole new season has started. On Sunday, I was quite happy to get back in the Sunday routine of watching the Seahawks play; I just wish the game hadn't gone so very horribly. No amount of yelling or pleading on my end could produce a receiving or running game, an offensive line capable of blocking, or decent punts. Granted, I was not optimistic before the game given recent injury reports, but at times it felt like I was watching my high school football team play. And keep in mind that my high school football team holds the infamous distinction of losing the most consecutive games (about four years worth) in state history.

Now all three starting wide receivers are injured, which leaves us with three rather green back-ups who appear incapable of actually catching a pass. However, rather than seeing this as a problem, I see a career opportunity, as I'm pretty sure that a 9 month pregnant lady with a fear catching a ball (I close my eyes when a flying ball comes towards me) could play the position better than these guys.

Oh and in other news, one comment you will not be receiving from me is that I'll keep everything crossed for you. It seems that my sore, swollen, sausage like fingers no longer allow for such gestures. Good thing I took my wedding rings off months ago.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

You poor thing - swelling just sucks! Good thing you didn't have to have the ring removed for you!!!

I can't believe you're already full term - that's fantastic - baby will be here before you know it.

Nicky said...

Congrats on reaching full term! (I'm loving the image of you in a Seahawks uniform.) I'm totally with you on the marking of the pregnancy by the football seasons. There were times in January when I couldn't tell if my nausea was morning sickness or bad playoff performances. :)

sarah23 said...

I can't believe that you're at 37 weeks! Congrats! I'm sure your coworkers are impressed by your dedication. I hope the next week or so passes quickly for you! :)

JamieD said...

The Seahawks were disappointing last week, but I have high hopes this week against the 49ers.

Congrats on reaching the full term mark! Even though you have had nine months to prepare I imagine it is still amazing to think you will be bringing home a baby in a very short time!!

Jen said...

Congrats on reaching full term.

And I can't say I root for the Seahawks. Old AFC West thing apparently...

Ann said...

Yes, I'm full term now too, although I, like you, have a hunch that I have a long way to go.

Jaime said...

I can vouch that she can't cross her fingers! Being her little sister, I find this quite funny :) I'm not so sure the Hawks will be much better on Sunday. I'm interested to see how they are going to move the ball. Hopefullly our D can hold up their end of the deal.

BrownEyedGirl said...

Yay for full term!! Wahooooo!!!!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

HA! I'm so with you on the fear of catching flying balls...I ducked every time in gym class! YAY for 37 weeks! Any day (week) now! :)

C said...

Congrats on reaching full term! She could be here any day... or in 4-5 weeks. She'll have us all in suspense in the meantime (you above all, of course!).

Our high school football team was honored for holding the highest GPA in the state.

Yeah, they sucked.

But when your local pro team is the Lions, what can you expect?

Kathy V said...

Wow Jillian will be here before you know it. Does she have some Seahawk outfits already? My child already has atleast two Steeler outfits (just in case there was any question of what team my daughter would be rooting for). Congrats on your new job. I can't wait to see you running down the field.