July 09, 2003

Almost There...

Work-sensitive enough that I decided to delete it. Sorry.

Posted by Observer at July 9, 2003 09:27 AM
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You shit head, I'm going to give birth and you are fretting about a summer class. Gah. You should be fretting about whether or not you'll faint or if we'll get there in time, better yet- fret about your sex life!
Men!

Posted by: Felicity on July 9, 2003 09:49 AM

I can't believe you're teaching with the due date so close. I can't imagine being able to function at work the first week or so after the baby, and that's just from when you get home from the hospital. You'll be up every two hours changing diaper and feeding, it's pretty exhausting.

Posted by: Humbaba on July 9, 2003 09:50 AM

Ummm, no offense, Felicity, but why worry about things you can't do anything about? I don't think he's the kind to faint, but even if he is, what is he going to do?

And maybe this is just my life, but the sex-life is also something I can't really waste time worrying about.

Posted by: Seattle Astronomer on July 9, 2003 11:09 AM

Context, my dear! I am far more concerned in a larger sense about everything going well with the birth and all that, but in this context, I'm just talking about my summer class.

Yes, I know it will be hard to function, but the bottom line is we really can use the money (especially after the $4k stunt the boys pulled at the end of May). So really we have no choice but to make it work.

And I'm not fretting about our sex life either. I'm just very impatiently waiting for my chance to jump you again. In the meantime, more Diablo II Bowazon ranks to take my mind off of it!

Posted by: Observer on July 9, 2003 11:55 AM

No offense taken Seattle Astronomer, but hubby knows I'm pulling his tail with my concerns! We have this conversation all the time. He knows what things I worry about and I know he's not just concerned about that class. =)

And yah Humbaba, money is good in the summer, I don't begrudge him working, although you are right, he will find it difficult to manage these next two weeks considering they will be his busiest on top of the baby busies, but we'll get through it! =) I'm at least home right now, childcare is what's going to be rough next summer.

Posted by: Felicity on July 9, 2003 12:46 PM

After each of my daughter's births, my husband pretended to take a "paternity week" and snuck off to interview for a new job. There really wasn't much for him to do with the babies.

Posted by: Shamhat on July 9, 2003 02:03 PM

I can't remember if Observer was a TA for me when my firstborn arrived, but I was in a similar situation ... instructor, expectant father, due date was late in the (school) term, and I was fretting over the dual set of responsibilities. Fortunately, I had TAs that were dependable.

Of course, my spouse twigs me about a vaguely related, previous incident. She suffered a miscarriage the first time we tried making a child, and had to have a D&C. I was on station in the waiting room during that, but I "entertained" myself there by ruthlessly working on my lecture prep.

Posted by: Feff on July 10, 2003 10:47 AM

Oooh, insensitive spouse stories!

The scene: I'm squatting on a birth stool, giving birth to my first child.

Husband: "What's that?"

Midwife: "That's the baby's head."

(Husband runs out of the room, then runs back in with the camera in one hand and a roll of film in the other. Husband holds them out for me to take.)

Husband: "Hurry, put the film in the camera. I can see the head!"

Posted by: Shamhat on July 10, 2003 04:52 PM