Today marks my 38th week of being pregnant. According to the doctor that I saw 2 weeks ago, the baby could come any day now. This is equally parts scary and exciting at the same time. Oscar’s parents are home from their vacation safe and sound, and so the baby has been given the 10-4 on his entry into the world.
People are asking me daily now how I’m feeling, and that’s nice. I have to admit though, every time I respond with, “nothing yet,” I get a little discouraged. Every twinge I feel has me wondering if it’s time, and I have to remind myself to be patient, because he will come out eventually.
I figured since I have no real idea of when he will come, that I would do a pregnancy round-up of sorts:
Total pounds gained: 24-25lbs, depending on the time of day.
Current produce size: Watermelon. Baby’s come a long way from the little mango status a few months ago.
Current favorite food: Pretty much everything sounds good to me right about now. These last few weeks, if I don’t have a snack every 2-3 hours, I get shaky and very, very cranky. I’ve always got a granola bar in my purse or a piece of cheese in my hand.
Current favorite activity: Vacuuming. The house is never. clean. enough. A close second is standing in the doorway of the nursery, just surveying the room. I imagine me sitting in the glider rocking him to sleep or on the floor with books and toys scattered about.
Current thoughts: The baby can’t stay in there forever. Worst case, I’ll get to see his little face in about 3 weeks. I just have to remind myself each day to be patient and enjoy the couple-time Oscar and I have left.
Current song lyrics that describe everything I’m feeling:
And you can tell everybody that this is your song
And it may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is (when) while you’re in the world