It’s hard to believe that the due date is almost here. This week. Two days. The day after tomorrow.

Of course, it might be tomorrow. It might be next Monday. Things we keep hearing now are “first babies are usually on time or late,” and “it could be any minute!”

Right now, between the size of the baby and the fact that my wife’s insurance turns into a pumpkin on October 1st, it’s likely if he doesn’t come on his own by the 26th or so, we’ll be looking to induce. She very much wants to do everything naturally, but we’ve both read and gone to classes and heard enough of other people’s experiences to know that what we want isn’t necessarily what we’ll get.

In the end, a healthy, red-faced screaming little poop machine is all we really want.