Everyone told me the second would be like clockwork, just like the first only faster. I wasn’t sure that’s what I wanted. I was induced with
Jared returned from work that afternoon and we sat down to look at the weekly schedule. The following day already looked like a hectic mess on the calendar. Jared had a flight simulation in mission control starting at 6 am the next morning, my mom was flying in at noon half way across the city and I still had a major project in the works that had long missed its deadline due to the editing department. Jared and I causally joked that tomorrow would be the day since the schedule did not have an opening large enough to accommodate an eight-hour labor.…and sure enough fate played it cards.
Jared, are you ready? “Let’s wait until 7am to call
I said we don’t have time to drop Erin off, but he had already started the wrong way down the boulevard towards
Jared, go, you got to go!” I can’t it’s a red light”. I frickin don’t care what color it is, honk, jump the curb we’re not going to make it.” It was true the curb was too high, the drainage ditch too deep - we were stuck in the middle of a sea of stupid people in large SUV’s that couldn’t put together a screaming women and a honking man with the color drained from his face were in a tad of a hurry. The light turned, we detoured on a gravel to avoid the next stop sign finally got to the light to turn left onto the feeder road.
The conversation escalated to:
Jared, this baby is coming now” No it’s not, just hold it in there. Hee heee heee, awwwwww – ya, not an option, its coming and you’re going to deliver it!" Jared jumped the median, and turned left from the wrong lane on a red. I watched as he red-lined our Buick regal and we sailed down the interstate at 80-85-90-95 mph, maybe I’ll keep my seatbelt on…..contraction number three, bloody hell this is not cool. I thought okay you can hold this one off……just breathe, just breathe…. wow that’s a lot of vibration, guess that median jump will cost us $70 bucks for a new alignment…..focus Em focus!