Have You Had That Baby Yet?

The question of the hour...

The other day I came into work (I’m a preschool teacher) and one of my students greeted me with a hug and then said, “Hey teacher!  Did you have your baby yet?”

Ummm…I thought the watermelon belly was a dead giveaway, but apparently not.  It’s ok, he’s four, so I’ll give him a little bit of leeway.  But, what about the rest of the world?  Should I give them the same leeway?

I’m pretty sure every person who saw me at work this week was surprised and commented on how they didn’t expect to see me there and how they’re “sure” I’m going to have this baby before her due date.  The phone calls and text messages have also started pouring in.  “Have you had that baby yet?”

I know that everyone is very sweet and well-intentioned, but the only thing that these questions and all the due date fixation is doing is making me feel more anxious!

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I understand that people are excited and I think that’s lovely, but I’m pretty sure there isn’t anyone on the planet more excited about giving birth than I am at this point – I’m gigantic and uncomfortable!

Dear friends and family:  I promise I will let you know when I’ve “had this baby yet”.

I’m considering posting daily Facebook and Twitter updates that say “No baby yet.”, or when the day finally comes, maybe I’ll say “Oh yeah, BTW…I birthed a human today. NBD.”

OK.  I won’t actually write that, because I hate those stupid shorthand phrases, but basically, I will most definitely let people know.  But, until then I think I actually might start directing people to this website for the answer they’re so desperately seeking.

What did you do (or what do you plan to do) when people started in with the non-stop due date questioning?


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