Last night, in between multiple bathroom trips, I was woken up by a strange pain in my abdomen. After a few seconds, I realized that I was having a contraction. As I've never had a contraction without pitocin before, I panicked.
My first thought was 'Ow! This hurts! A lot!' My second thought was, 'I can't go into labor, I have that consumables shipment to get together!' Then I started thinking through how much time I'd have to send Brandon to various stores after we'd gone to the hospital, gotten the baby out, and come home again. I supposed that he could do it, but it would be a lot of trouble.
My third thought was, 'I can't go into labor, I don't have any good books to take with me to the hospital!' I considered that the hospital probably has WiFi and I could take my laptop, but really, there's no substitute for a good book.
Thankfully, the pain went away and I went back to sleep, at least until the next bathroom break. But now I've been put on notice and I have some things to do. Like go to the library.