Jessica’s due date has arrived and we’re still waiting

Today is my daughter’s official due date and I was sure that she would have had that little snot long before today. We’ve been through trips to the hospital, many “keep this labor going” walking, lugging the bags in and out of the car, “Mom, this is it” cries and many sleepless nights of wondering if this is it.
But, it is finally the day that the baby is SUPPOSE to come. Hmm, it’s strange, but I all feel like we’ve already gone through the whole thing already so much that I’m completely calm today. If it turns out that this little man was just waiting until the doc’s calculations to come out today, I’m sure I’ll end up on the floor. But for right now, I’m ready for this.
Now, I’m not sure if my daughter is ready. I’m not talking about the birth, but parenthood. She says she’s ready, but I’m not really sure if she realizes the changes she will go through when she becomes a parent. I mean, does she realize how she will become a totally different person, changing all beliefs and attitudes she has right now?
I feel I must give her a checklist of how her attitude will change towards another human being:
  • Do you know that giving birth will be the worse pain you will ever feel for another human, yet you would do it all over again for them?
  • Do you know that you will start not buying things for you and give everything willingly to another human?
  • Do you know that you will eat another human’s soggy from sucking all the cheese off Cheeto and think nothing of it?
  • Do you know that you will suddenly have a great interest in how many times another human can go to the bathroom?
  • Do you know that you will be giving up sleep for another human for a good four to five years-longer if they are a butthead teenager?
  • Do you know that you will think nothing about changing another human’s poopy butt, even when it’s the greenest, runniest and worse smelling poop you’ve ever seen?
  • Do you know that you will never care so much and would even DIE for another human as you will for this human?
  • Do you know you will love all of this?
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