You know, when we were adopting, I made a list of things I thought I'd never do as a parent. I wanted to compare it with when we brought the baby home, to see how many of those I ended up reneging on. I thought it would be fun to do a similar one about pregnancy. These are the things that I used to think I'd never do in pregnancy:
I found out that I passed my GD diagnostic - woo hoo! I got a 115, and I guess they look for anything under 140. I'm also not anemic, so that's great news too. At least now I don't have to worry about my diet -- I am the Carb Queen!
I have been feeling pretty good! I'm back to substituting, and have been cooking/baking/cleaning like crazy. My father-in-law thinks I'm nesting, and one of my fellow teachers told me it looks like Baby Boy is riding really low and might come sooner than I think...
Pictures from 33 weeks. I look as big as a house, OMG!
I'm also a little bit in denial. Tim and I were talking about how we feel like October is at least 3 months away, and then when people say next month it's a huge shock! I can't believe I'm almost 34 weeks!
I don't care about my stretch marks as much as I thought I would before I got pregnant, though. I mean, I think they're icky looking and I'd rather they weren't there but they don't really bother me. That's a big deal for me because I had all kinds of body image problems growing up!
Aaah, major acid reflux going on right now. I'm drinking some warm milk and honey, let's hope that helps. It usually does. I thought about waking up poor Tim to make me some but then decided to let him sleep. He works hard enough as it is!
Today we went to our almost-37 week appointment. Baby's looking great! The midwife felt around for his head, and said that he's ENGAGED! OMG, I was so not ready to hear that! We read up on it when we got home, and found out that that means he's in my pelvis, locked into position for labor.
My body must be sending me all kinds of mothering hormones now that I'm so close to my due date, because my love for him has graduated from that "I-love-you-like-a-cute-fuzzy-animal" love to a definite mommy-baby kind of love.
Can you say NESTING? I just got this urge to suddenly clean our house (well, I've had the urge for a few days now, but today I actually got up enough energy to do it, LOL!). So I got up, did the dishes, cleaned up the living room, dusted, cleaned our bathroom, and am going to clean out the car!