This is for everyone who works in Public Accounting who had a child during busy season. For every time I said or thought "Can't they plan better than that? Don't they know what causes that?". Yes, to all of you, I apologize. I sat in my Managing Partner's office yesterday and informed him that I was due to give birth on March 3. Since I manage the Administration Team (you know, the group that processes tax returns), this is not ideal.
To give Tony credit, he took the news exceptionally well. This is likely due to the fact that exactly one year ago, two female employees told him the same thing. I appreciate them paving the way. There is no doubt, however, that the man is thinking "for all their education, how can these accountants not figure out how to give birth between April and November? I mean, that is 3/4 of the year that they have to work with there!"
In any case, the news is out at both my office and Jory's and everyone is very excited and supportive. And thanks to the two aforementioned employees, I have maternity clothes coming to me!
An update on yesterday: I did call the daycares. One basically said it wouldn't happen in less than a year, but we are going to go ahead and get on the waiting list anyway. If that is where we are supposed to be it WILL happen, so we'll go this afternoon and put down our $25 for the daycare lottery. The other center (which I have heard good things about, as well) said they could guarantee a spot at 6 weeks if we came in now and got on the wait list. I plan to do that today. Jory keeps reminding me that this does not mean we are going to use daycare, so I think I'll be okay to go and put my name on a list - we'll see! Regarding in-home sitters, our church does publish a list of certified care works and we will examine that, as well. We'll keep you updated.
We did go to Babies R Us. We did NOT buy anything. We spent quite a while in there, though, examining everything and talking about what we wanted and didn't want. We got hung up on Halloween costumes for some reason. Jory was fascinated with those and didn't seem to notice that they are rather irrelevant right now. He also found a diaper bag he liked, but he is reserving his decision until he sees all of his options. I don't think he's going to go with the Buckeye one, Susan, but I am counting on you for enough Buckeye baby items to counter the onslaught of Aggie items already invading our home. I mean, we want this to be fair and all!