And it ain't here.
To be expected I know, but it's frustrating. For the last 10 months, my wife and I have been really excited about this date, and there's no baby. While chances are the baby won't arrive on the due date, this is the date we've been told!
The frustration is setting into everyday life too, If you've had kids, you might agree, you might not too, but I've found myself being really caustic to people. Instead of being nice, or making a polite joke, I've found myself being a little snappish and mean.
Colleague who saw me yesterday: 'Has your baby arrived yet?'
Smart: 'Yeah, 20 minutes ago, I've just come from the hospital.'
Smart: 'Do you think I'd be here if that were the case?!'
It's not fair, and they're being nice and asking and and I do appreciate it. The fact that I've been asked that question every 4 minutes since May 15 is starting to grate a little though.
So if I've been rude, or offhand, or dismissive, I apologise now. I don't really want to punch you in the throat, I just love my wife and unborn child and I want us to hold each other as a family.