Monday, October 30, 2006
According to my calculations, today represents the 75% mark. Three quarters of the way there.
It's one of those weird perception things that the remaining sixty nine days until the due day, pretty much ten weeks on the nose feels simultaneously scarily close and terrifyingly far away. It's two months to Christmas. From the other room, I heard my first bloody Christmas advert yesterday. There's still halloween and Guy Fawkes Night first, you bastards! Can't we at least get into November before we have to deal with bloody Christmas? But you know that as soon as you hear those adverts, it's not going to be long.
Then you think about it day by day. 70 days seems like a looooonnnnng time. I know it's hardly original to say this, but sometimes, it does feel like we've stepped into a stasis field, or it's like wading through treacle. You know when you're in a dream and you try and run towards something but you're barely moving? Yeah.
But there's plenty of milestones, I suppose and that's the way to think of it. On Friday, K___ has what will probably be the last of her four-weekly midwife appointments. From here on in, it's likely to be fortnightly. Then in a few day's time, it's my dad's birthday followed by K___'s mum's birthday, and then my youngest brother's birthday in early December. Then the Saturnalia - sorry; Christmas - followed by New Year.
And once you get to New Year, it's really frighteningly close to baby time. Can't wait!
Posted by Dad_to_Be at 2:03 pm