This morning while we were getting ready for work I read Mr. A the description of my 33rd week of pregnancy from the app on my phone. I said “According to this, he’s growing 1/2 pound a week and I’m gaining 1 pound a week. So I’m going to be more tired because I will be huge all of a sudden.” Mr. A pointed out that the “all of a sudden” ship has sailed. Touché husband, now go sleep on the couch.
I remember being 24 weeks and feeling all excited that I had a baby bump. Let us reflect shall we?
I AM A HOUSE.
In additional news, Miles is currently heads up; of course he is. He is not one to perform on demand, his head is planted firmly up at my ribs. This could very well lead to my having a c-section, but I’m not really worried about it. This whole pregnancy thing has instilled in my the firm knowledge that I have absolutely no control over what the birth process will look like. We are taking a natural birth class, so maybe that would be a goal, but mostly I am learning all about the different things that could happen during the process so if it does happen I won’t be surprised. Either way I get a baby right?
Size of baby: 17 inches. A pineapple.
Total Weight Gain: Somewhere in the 25-30 lbs range.
Maternity Clothes: No joke, walking to work this morning I felt a little bit of skin exposed from MY MATERNITY SHIRT. That is a new level of humongous.
Gender: Little Man Baby
Movement: My stomach is like that scene from Alien. Mr. A spent a ton of time last night watching the waves and kicks coming from Miles. I think he’s surprised it doesn’t hurt, the movement can seem a bit strong.
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping great. Seriously. I’ve also been sleeping with less pillows than I had been. One pillow between my legs does the trick. I have no idea why that would be the case now versus a couple of months ago, but it’s true.
What I miss: I’m just going to say it… “adult time” with my husband. I mean, I’m sure some people can be rock stars in this arena until baby is born, but I just get confused about how things would work with a GINORMOUS 4lb basketball attached to me. We are way past the point of being able to pretend there isn’t a 3rd person in the room… Looks like we’ll be resigning ourselves to high-fives and hand holding until after Miles is here… which is totally ok with me because have I mentioned how long it’s been since I’ve been able to actually see my lady bits? It’s been a while.
Cravings: OMG. This week I had a craving for scallops and a chocolate-banana milkshake. While we couldn’t get me both at the same time I did have a chocolate-banana milkshake from The Counter on Wednesday and I just about died. It was the most incredible thing I’ve ever tasted.
Symptoms: Overwhelming ginormous-ness.
What I’m looking forward to: This weekend we’re getting a new couch! That doesn’t make me so uncomfortable I want to stab people! Hooray!!! (I’m also going to find a way to get another of those chocolate-banana milkshakes. Bliss here I come.)