'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

Being a journalist is really hard, guys, especially if you're a journalist who gets paid to sit around and wait for a baby to drop out of a female human's uterus. Despite an estimated mid-July due date for Kate and William's bundle of joy, reporters staked their very important claims to the land in front of the hospital where the glittery spawn will be born as early as July 2.

At that point, spirits were high.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

This is despite the fact that the whole thing requires a lot of waiting.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

Seriously so much waiting. I'm sort of worried about this dude and his chances of getting skin cancer.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

This is really an ideal time for those lighting umbrellas to be used for a protective covering.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

On second thought, this might be the best job in the world.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

Look at this bro catching up on his reading!

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

And these guys are like, "It's so good we have this time to catch up. How are the kids?"

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

Some of the journalists pass the time doing some high-stakes gambling.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

July 9th. The mood has gotten bleak and nap-oriented.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

July 11th. Where is the escape route?

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

July 13.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

This woman has the death stare down pat.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

At least they all still have a sense of humor.

'Exciting' 'Scenes' From the Royal Baby Watch

Images via AP, except the last photo via Getty