Saturday, August 18, 2007
If's official, I'm huge...(36 weeks pregnant!)
ACK! My total weight gain now stands at 45 pounds. This is going to be so incredibly hard to lose. It took me almost two years to lose weight after Logan was born. I hope this time goes more smoothly. I am saying I am officially huge because it seems that everyone who sees me these days, strangers and friends both have the exact same thing to say "Wow, you are HUGE!" Seems the concensus is all in agreement. I feel huge. The muscles under my belly that support it are in pain pretty much all the time if I try to stand. As much as I don't want to be physically pregnant anymore...I'm still not quite ready to meet the little guy yet. I'm perfectly happy with him staying right where he is for a few more weeks. The kids start school on Wednesday and Alexa has a birthday coming up on the 31st. It's her 13th and she expects to have a party and I expect to be able to throw one for her. Garrett is much easier to take care of IN my belly as opposed to outside my belly, speaking from experience only. But however, nature may have other plans and we all know that once a baby decides he's ready to break out of his amniotic fluid filled cell, there's no going back! According to my 36 week visit I'm already dialated 1 to 2 cm and 75% effaced. That means my body is definitely preparing for labor, sooner rather than later. I've been having a lot of strong contractions that apparently are helping this process along. They never get regular enough to be considered actual labor though. We both have a bad feeling this child will come at some inconvenient time such as the 22nd when I have my baby shower at work, the kids start school that day, and Mike is supposed to go to a concert that night too. That would be our luck! Actually we are anxious to meet him and whenever he wants to come we will welcome him with open arms!
Oh, and there are only 27 more days til my actual due date...I know they will fly by too quickly.