Let me just state, for the record, that today--on my official due-date--I went to work...and my wonderful husband stayed home.
It's not that I'm complaining about him. Rather, it's more that I'm proud of myself. I intentionally did not schedule anything at work this week, but I'll continue to work until our Baby Girl arrives. I'll use these days to help out on projects around the office and tie up any loose ends. When I left on Friday, I had almost everything finished up. By the end of the day today, I was feeling even more accomplished. I'm always going to have things to do, so I can easily find things to do on Tuesday and Wednesday...if I make it that far.
I have a couple of reasons why I'm still working. For starters, I'll admit that I'm a bit of a work-aholic (I get it from my dad). I'm definitely looking forward to my time off with our Baby Girl, but I feel like it's my responsibility to help out while I still can. I also figure that the longer I work, the more I accumulate sick and vacation time...rather than using it up now as I just wait. And with that, time is bound to go faster when I'm staying busy at work, rather than just waiting around the house for something to happen.
I do admit that I have a little bit of a tickle in my throat today, which I'm hoping is just from allergies and doesn't mean that I'm coming down with a cold. I brought my laptop home with me, just in case I decide to work from home instead of going in to work tomorrow. But I'm still really hoping that our Baby Girl will decide to come before we're induced on Thursday. If that's the case, then like I said--I'm feeling accomplished enough at work, and will gladly add an "out of office" message to my email for the rest of the semester.
Today's blessing is knowing that I made it to 40 weeks! I can't even complain about being "late", because I'm just so blessed to have made it to this point. God has been so good to me--not just during these 40 weeks, but in the years that led up to this point as well. It took me a while to see His grace in the darker times, but looking back, I now know with certainty that He was there.