Friday, 4 December 2009

Year 2 Day 65: She's a Brick House!

While I'm not "letting it all hang out" I don't think I have much of an option now as I stand before you all (and our Christmas tree) at a grand ole whopping 39 weeks and 1 day. Bunny is due in less than a week now, but we'll see how punctual he decides he wants to be. Let me just apologise in advance on his behalf if he can't be born on the date you may have requested.

It's not the best photo, but my batteries died shortly after taking this shot, so it will have to do for tonight's blog.

For lack of anything else better to write...I give you a meme:

How far along?:
39 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain/loss:
Just under 30 lbs (and I'm really okay with that, to be honest).
I'm flip-flopping through the night with a pillow between my knees...some nights are better than others. I'm also finding cat-naps more necessary during the daytime again.

Best moment this week:
Getting bunny's gift in the post from Christine, hands down!

More tickles down low and slower rolls up high. I think he's starting to run out of room though.

Food cravings:
Still a cereal addict -- I may turn into a shredded wheat biscuit. I'm also craving Taco Bell (which I obviously can't have) and peanut butter (which I shouldn't have).

He's all boy!! (And better STILL be at delivery or we'll have a girl who's gonna have to like blue)
Labor Signs:
Lots of Braxton Hicks (the 'practice' ones) and a few light cramps sporadically, but nothing that leads me to believe anything will be happening in the immediate future. I may have to drop some hints to bunny by next Wednesday though.

Belly Button in or out?:
Still mostly in, but nearly flat now.

Acid Reflux, although it's mostly tolerable. Also a bit of swelling occasionally as well as sciatic/hip/joint pain -- but nothing I can't live through. Itching seems to be a new one...the soles of my feet and palms of my hands are itching for Britain at the moment. I even ended up with scratch marks across my bump and I DON'T have any nails!

What I miss:
Tying my own shoes and being able to comfortably dress myself below the waist.

What I am looking forward to:
Holding bunny in my arms and seeing the proud look on his daddy's face when he's finally here!

Weekly Wisdom:
People keep reminding me to get all the rest I can WHILE I still can -- so I'm doing my best!

Making it to full-term (37 weeks) and staying positive and in a generally good mood. Aside from little niggles here and there, I have no huge complaints. I feel very blessed.


Smocha said...

how did I miss this post? Blogger must be a liar.

Boy do I feel for ya. :) My baby is 25 and it seems like yesterday I was big as a house and waiting impatiently for him to be born already! He was 3 weeks overdue.

How exciting it will be to have a Christmas time baby :))

Sharon said...

you look amazing hun

Kim said...

Since you hadn't updated for a couple of days I thought maybe big things had happened for you! I see everyone is still snug inside! You look great and I can't wait to see pictures of the little fella! :)

Meg said...

Thanks, Sharon! Gotta represent for the sho'tays, hehehehe.

Smocha & hiatus in updates is purely down to the lack of motivation to peel my sloth-like self off the sofa 9 times out of 10. :-P

He is quite comfy, but my plan B goes into full force by the weekend...muah ha ha haaaaa!

Christine said...

Great photo! You look great! :)