I've been working towards Monday's meeting with Dr. Advisor all morning thinking "Wow, this is great, I'm pretty much done with the analysis, I have 60 pages written, I think I might just finish this some day! December graduation here I come!" Sure I'm a little freaked out by the amount of information I have to convey in a 60-minute presentation since I haven't seen him in person since like February, but I figured it would all work out fine. Ryan and Charlie leave for his parents' tomorrow morning and I will have an entire day and a half or so to work on it with no interruptions (except possibly an undenyable urge to decorate the nursery or repaint the dining room... no telling when those are going to strike these days). So yeah, things going good.
And then. Because I have ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE I decided to look up the calendar for fall graduation.
Deadline for final defense? OCTOBER FREAKING TWENTY-THIRD.
Bravo's due date? SEPTEMBER FREAKING THIRTIETH.
Odds of me drowning my committee in a spray of breastmilk sometime during my defense? EXTREMELY HIGH.
Probability of my committee just having to deal with me nursing Bravo during the Q&A (and given Dr. Advisor's reaction the one time I had to do that with Charlie during a meeting, this is NOT something I want to do in front of my committee: Dr. Advisor and a cowboy type who was so freaked out by my giant pregnant belly during my qualifying exam that I swear he had a pot of water boiling in the office kitchen, and my third committee member who might actually be OK with it considering he tried to make small talk with me standing there in his SPEEDO during the times I ran into him at the university pool)? REALLY FREAKING HIGH.
Make your bets now Re: "Will flashing a little nipple at your defense affect the outcome?"
And I haven't even let myself think about the interesting ways the sleep deprivation required for most people to get through their defense and the sleep deprivation that comes with having a newborn could commingle. I mean, maybe they'd let me stay at Guantanamo for a few days to recuperate.
Also, how early can newborns go on planes? Am I going to have to spend seven hours in the car with a newborn, a toddler, and a rocking episiotomy?