And no, I'm still not over it. Anyone with sisters should know what I'm talking about. Our relationship is a deeply complicated thing. Not to mention the fact that we share parents, look similar, got married at almost the exact same age (30 years, 7 months for me and 30 years, 9 months for her). Why does her body work and not mine?
When I first started trying to get pregnant I was so excited that my baby would be born in April. Then it was May, then June, then you get the point. Eventually I realized the chances of having a baby born in 2012 were dwindling. And now, due to this handy online due date calculator I know that they are gone. Well, maybe if the baby came early but most likely gone.
This information will be of particular interest to my husband as we send the check to the Tax Man this week. We withhold at the maximum rate and still owe taxes again this year. No 2012 deduction for us. Sigh.
But I'm going in on Friday for my baseline ultrasound. Even though today is CD 58 I pretended like it was CD1 and plugged in the info in the due date calendar. Immediately it said "Congratulations, you are due on January 2, 2013!" This date was exciting for two reasons:
1. It falls into the very narrow gap of being in 2013 but before my 33rd birthday on January 9th. It sounds dumb but beating that milestone would make me feel better.
2. I stand a darn good chance of the baby coming a day early and being the first baby born in 2013. Maybe we'll be on the news! And how awesome would it be to have a birthday on New Year's? There would always be a party to go to!
3. I'm born in January. January is a great month to be born. You're the oldest kid in your class so you can get your learner's permit first (not license though, that one took a while, lol), buy beer first, etc.
And I know that thinking like this is probably not good for me but I'm trying to be positive. Hitting milestones sucks.
Come on January.