A Bit Topsy Turvey

We have a tradition in our family: make sure that the weeks before our children are due to be born are as hectic as possible. About the same time we discovered our snickerdoodle was being knit together, Jonathan also learned that his Chick-Fil-A operator was being given the chance to open a brand new free standing restaurant. The grand opening was scheduled for the last week in March – a full month from baby # 3’s scheduled arrival.

Then the winter was CRAZY strange and construction kept getting held up by snow, ice, cold and general winterness.

The new grand opening is: April 14th.

That’s eleven days from the snickerdoodle’s estimated download date.

Today Jonathan began the training schedule, meaning he’s working from 9 am to 1 pm with one shift and then from 4 pm to 6 pm with another. He’s working Thursday, Friday and Saturday doing promotion for the store and then Wednesday through Saturday next week for Grand Opening and Thursday, Friday, Saturday the next week because it’s a long weekend, in a new store. If you compare that with a calendar, you’ll know that takes us right up to the due date.

So while I am feeling large and slightly water buffalo like right now,every time I have a contraction I am actually praying for a (gasp) overdue baby. What would be very convenient is if I went into labor about 7:30 am on Wednesday, April 27th. We could drop the children at Parent’s Morning Out (only a block from the hospital) at 8:30, then check-in, deliver by 10:30, so Jonathan can pick up the children by 11:00 when PMO is finished, and bring them by to meet their sister.

I’m thinking reality is likely to be a little more topsy turvey. I mean, by now it’s a tradition. 🙂

About Coralie

After 11 years of infertility, I am now a mother to three, a wife of a Presbyterian (ARP) preacher and a struggling homemaker. Welcome to my little corner of the net. Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and join the conversation. View all posts by Coralie

4 responses to “A Bit Topsy Turvey

  • sharon Morginsky

    i will pray with you! it can happen!!!

  • Lollie

    Hahaha! Nice thought but if the deliveries of most of the babies I know are any indication, unless you are having a scheduled c-section. They come on their own time, not ours. Which is wonderful, because we love their glorious appearing! But not cohesive to timelines;)
    Have any of your babies been late? That might be good reason to hope for a late one. My boys were a week late and the girls (except the last one) were almost 2 weeks late!

  • keith groom

    Hi Coralie, i love it. Having fun imagining a perfectly scheduled birth plan that fits the modern life. Kinda like grasping the air. Of course it’s going to be crazy (just don’t kill each other). I’m still amazed at all your blogging (must be therapeutic).

    God bless, keith

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