OMG I am pretty sure my body has reached critical capacity. The baby doesn’t even kick any more, she just presses all her limbs against all my insides like a starfish. I also weigh 168 pounds now, so I’ve gained 4 pounds since last week somehow, and overall I’ve gained about 35 pounds. At this point, I only weigh 12 pounds less than my husband and that is HORRIFYING given that he’s 6 feet tall and I’m only 5’3”. I am soooo uncomfortable now. I can understand why women are just dying to pop the baby out by this week, but I’m still kind of hesitant. I’m definitely ready to no longer be pregnant, but I still don’t feel ready for a baby. 😀
At Week 39, most of my pregnant friends have already popped – one of my good friends just had her baby and her due date was supposed to be a couple days before mine. My fun hobby at this point is to play pregnancy roulette with my friends – hang out with a different friend each day and see which one I go into labor on. I’m a great friend. 😀
Had one last ultrasound this week – it looks pretty alarming, but it’s supposedly just the umbilical cord blocking the baby’s face. Fingers crossed, anyway!
We’re all ready for the baby – we definitely have too many clothes for her and probably too much other useless stuff that we think we’ll need but probably won’t. The nursery is all done and I really love how it looks and feels. Lots of green and plants because I read that city babies have a skewed concept of what nature is supposed to look like, and this baby will be starting out in the fall/winter so there may not be many opportunities to introduce her to the park. It was also really important for me that the nursery design is gender neutral. Not because of any grand statement on gender roles, but more so that I can re-use everything for the next baby. OMG, haven’t even popped this one out and already thinking about the next one! Anyway, the nursery looks amazing IMO … at least, until the baby comes to shit on everything. 😀 And yes, that is a button on the wall that says, “Press for Champagne” – we’re having a fancy baby, duh.
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