Today is my last day of work for 2011! Lord willing, Baby will arrive safe and sound and remain alive and healthy, and I'll return to work on January 3, 2012. I'm incredibly thankful for plenty of weeks of banked sick and annual leave--there are perks to working at the same institution for 11 years--and the generosity of my boss that allow me to take an extended leave.
I am thrilled that Baby has cooperated by allowing me to work through this day. Let's hope this obedience continues after he or she arrives!