December 28-January 3
Everything is still looking great at our weekly prenatal appointments, but there’s no sign that this baby is ready make an appearance anytime soon. I’m still feeling great, so I’m in no hurry to serve this little girl her eviction notice…yet.
G and I have been in full-on nesting mode this past week–lots of cleaning and organizing. I’m thinking nesting isn’t as much for preparing to bring your newborn home as it is for preparing for the possibility of having to call your neighbor at any given moment to come to your house to take care of your dog.
One new thing I’ve noticed this week is that by the end of the day I have to make a concerted effort not to waddle when I walk–an effort I just so happen to be vain enough to make. On the plus side, I’ve been sleeping so well this week. I surprisingly managed to sleep through the night three nights without having to get up even once for a bathroom break! I thought my nights of getting 8 straight hours of sleep were long gone, but it looks like I still had a couple more in me!
I’ve been loving the reactions I’m getting to the “When are you due?” question this week. A few months ago when people would ask and I’d reply, “January 4th” they’d say, “Really?? YOU’RE HUGE!!” because they couldn’t believe I had that far to go yet. Luckily I’ve been pretty proud of this big belly so I’d just grin and say, “Thanks!” But this week when people ask, “When are you due?” and I reply with “Monday,” their reactions have been shocked for a completely different reason. “You look incredible! I can’t believe you’re due so soon!”
Ahh, much better!