According to the books, my iPhone apps, and my increased appetite Miles will be starting a new growth spurt in the coming weeks. That’s nice, except for one thing, there is NO MORE ROOM DUDE. My stomach doesn’t even look real anymore, the skin is so tight and shiny I think it looks like a prosthetic. Here I’ll even show you (these pictures are normally only sent to people like The Bestie so she can marvel in the OMFG-ness of this entire pregnancy thing.)
It seems like this whole “having a baby thing” is getting more surreal the closer we get to the due date. If feels like there is so much time left and no time at all. I think the best descriptor of the whole process is that having a baby is like planning for a HUGE event without any time or date to speak of. The whole “due date” thing is bogus, with a window of “give or take” a two weeks attached on to it. How am I supposed to plan anything with a month window of dates? This anxiety has been productive, luckily, and I now have the Hospital Bag Checklist ready to go…. with most of the necessary items purchased. I’ve also completely researched every. single. item. on my baby registry. See?! Who said being neurotic was a bad thing?
Size of baby: 16.7 inches. 4 naval oranges (the better for juggling with?).
Total Weight Gain: As of my last doctors appointment I was at 22ish pounds… I am really not worrying about it.
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants, all the time. SOME long pre-pregnancy shirts are still rocking it and I definitely wore my Chargers shirt on Sunday. Luckily I have long maternity tank tops to wear under everything so I am not flashing my belly like a teenager. You’re welcome world.
Gender: Little Man Baby
Movement: Constant, stronger, but more wiggly than anything else now. He’s very obviously running out of space to do his aerobics, which he is NOT a fan of and lets me know he feels thusly by kicking me in the ribs. Thanks Miles.
Sleep: I had one night of insomnia this past week, but then slept SO great the next night. Sleep is the best thing ever and right now the most comfortable position is laying on my back, which you’re told you’re not supposed to do…. but my Grams told me that sleep is more important than any of that nonsense and that women for centuries have pretty much been sleeping any way that is comfortable while they’re pregnant.
What I miss: I missed mimosas like crazy during football Sunday. My friend Mel ordered a mimosa and then suggested I get a virgin mimosa…. yeah, that’s just orange juice. NOT FOOLING ANYONE.
Cravings: No real cravings, but I am really looking forward to burritos for dinner tonight. We finally found a burrito place near us that meets our So Cal expectations.
Symptoms: Rib pain and a gnarly shooting pain in the middle of my back that has never been their before.
What I’m looking forward to: My bestie and Ashley will be here in TWO WEEKS for my baby shower. I cannot wait.