The good news is that if all goes according to schedule, I'll be home in time to see the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics. That's how I plan to spend some of my hard-earned maternity leave - watching people race for the medals while sports announcers tug at my heartstrings. One article I read recently said that NBC is broadcasting 3600 hours of coverage, and depending on how things go with the baby, I should be awake for about 1-2% of that. Go USA!
Update from the Waiting Room
For those who are checking relentlessly - still no baby. Induction is scheduled for August 6, so the light is shining brightly at the end of the tunnel. After having some relentless contractions start up for a few hours on Thursday morning, I learned at my doctor appointment that I'm no further along than last week (still 3cm, 70%). Now, even the fake labor pains have gone away, and I think this means baby is getting as much rest as she can before taking over our lives.