Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Out in public

Today is my first day back to the office since the news of your arrival.

As I was making my way in, I had a silly grin on my face. It was the kind of grin that says, 'I know something you don't know.' I tried to conceal it as much as I could. Even though I knew no one but your dad and I could tell physically you were here, i wondered whether or not others could.

Still I made it through the morning fairly well. I had one scare when a colleague exclaimed, "Did you see the belly?" and pointed to me. She really was pointing to a colleague behind me who is due in January. I thought I was about to have a heart attack.

Concentration-wise, I think I did fairly well. I did sneak a few researching moments here and there but overall, I managed to review my calendar, answer calls and emails and prepare for an evening meeting.

Honestly, I know my pants aren't constricting you but you never know. If you need some more room, give me a sign.

Speaking of signs, I'm having some weird pressing pain on the right side of the uterus. It's like someone is pressing down.

Tonight, I'm going to ask your dad to take a photo of the belly. I want to track you. It's 6 weeks to the day. Hope the room is hospitable for you. I see you're still spring cleaning. I guess you get that from me.