Tuesday, July 27, 2010
9th Month: In the Home Stretch
Gil and I have made it to the 9th month of pregnancy! It's a wonderful feeling to know that even if this baby made an appearance today, things will be okay. We're just working on plumping up from here on out (both of us!) We've gained 28 pounds now, so we're still a little under the 150 mark. I'm still feeling pretty bummed that this pregnancy will be ending soon and I feel really good overall. The half-days have restored my sense of well-being and I'm still enjoying pregnancy. *Proving all of those mean women wrong who have been saying all along, "just wait until the end of your pregnancy." Hard to tell for sure, but I feel like the baby is starting to drop. This child has moved around so frequently throughout this pregnancy that my belly shape is different from day to day and I'm never quite sure if I'm carrying high or low because it depends on the day. I feel more pressure down really low now though and I have a lot of space between my bump and my knockers. :)
I've had a stupid cold since Friday that I can't shake. Being sick makes me ridiculously whiny and emotional, especially right now since I feel like I'm not getting to fully savor my time with Gil. Sounds stupid, right? I didn't say I was logical during illness either. I get sick so rarely that I'm terrible at it. Gil seems to feel fine though and is still rolling around in there and attempting to poke appendages out through my stomach. Probably just enjoying how much sleep I'm getting...
I see the doctor again on Thursday, so we'll see how things go. I'm going to start taking my bags with me this week just in case I need them. So amazing that we have went from a tiny little gestational sac to a fully developed baby that is soon going to be here! I really thought fear would set in by now about labor and delivery, but it's not at all. Of course I worry that the baby will get here safely, but I'm not concerned about my own pain or what happens. We're just so ready to welcome this baby into our family!