Yesterday was Tracy’s birthday. He is now 31 years old. He says at 31 you start to feel settled.
For his birthday we went to eat at Angelo’s. It’s a sort of Myrtle Beach landmark, but we had never been there. It’s always a chore to find somewhere new to eat, so usually we just eat at our old, trusty favorites. We made it a point this time to pick somewhere new. Their sign out front advertises that they have the best steaks in the UNIVERSE! What a lofty claim. But, because of this claim, we both ordered steaks. They were really tasty. I’d have to try a lot more steaks from a lot more places to be able to support their claim, but I will say that I would go back and have steak again sometime.
Yesterday morning, I woke up at 4 o’clock in the am and after laying in bed for about 45 more minutes, wide awake, pondering what the future would hold, I decided to just get up, get ready, and go to work. I made it to work at about 6:30. It was a pretty routine day. During my planning, 3 of my students appeared in my classroom to turn in assignments that they chose to complete – overachievers. Sierra and Kayla had gotten permission from their teacher to come to my room, but for some reason Phillip was in tow. I am pretty sure he just sneaked off and trailed them to see where they were going. I sat in my chair and they began talking about the baby. Kayla offered to baby-sit Davis for $5 per hour. Sierra piped up and said she could babysit for $50 per hour. I told her she was way too expensive. Then, Phillip graciously said he would baby-sit for FREE! Sierra would not have Phillip outdo her, so she then said she would baby-sit for “less than free.” I asked her if she understood that that meant she would actually be paying me to allow her to baby-sit. She said she understood, but would still be willing to stick to the offer. Kayla never waivered – she said she would still have to charge $5 per hour.
I had planned to leave work at around 3, but I got sidetracked. The benefits lady from the district office came to meet with me at 3 to let me know that my part time employment had been approved!!! Yay – answered prayer. Because of our meeting and my socializing with the other teachers, then deciding to actually do some work, I ended up leaving at 5:30. What a long day.
When I got home, we got ready and went to eat at the above mentioned Angelo’s. After eating, I began feeling lots of pressure in my lower abdomen and I was feeling really crampy. I could not get comfortable. Tracy and I began to feel like Davis may decide to arrive that very night. After stopping briefly at Barnes and Noble, I told Tracy that I thought we should go home. He asked, “Do you need to go to the hospital?” This has become his mantra everytime I am feeling a little discomfort. I did not need to go to the hospital, though I would not have been surprised if I had needed to go later.
We came home, I put on my pajamas and decided I had better read the Labor and Delivery section in What to Expect When You Are Expecting. Just a few pages into the section and I apparently went to sleep. So, false alarm. Baby Davis is still incubating. I feel fine today. I think I just overdid it by working 11 hours yesterday. But, possibly next week….Tracy and his mom believe that he is coming on Monday.