I’ve yet to do one of these, but now seems like a perfect opportunity. So, enjoy this Q&A that I swiped from B’s blog…
How far along?: 38 weeks 2 days (or 38 weeks 1 day, can’t remember, don’t care. It’s been a long damn time.)
Total weight gain: 42 lbs as of last week. A little more than I wanted, but I would not have missed out on a single one of those cupcakes or milkshakes.
How big is baby?: No clue. One midwife at the doc’s office said she’d probably be born an 8 pounder, but the MW last week said “This is not a big baby at all.” So no idea. But I don’t think she’s very big. Yet.
Stretch marks?: Not any more than I had prior to pregnancy. I can thank being overweight for most of my adolecent/young adult life for those.
Sleep?: Not too bad. I occasionally wake up and have to pee at 3am, but not every night. I mostly just wake up briefly and need to turn over frequently. But I think I’m still getting okay sleep.
Best moment this week?: Hearing that my neice Sierra has been born! She arrived early Monday morning. 🙂 And I didn’t even feel the slightest bit of the expected jealousy about my sister in law having an outside baby while mine is still hanging out n the inside… lol
Movement?: Of course. There isn’t much room left in there now, so the movements are mostly stretches and an occasional jab. Not so much kicking and rolling anymore.
Food cravings?: Do you know me? Do I even have to answer this? No unusual cravings, I just like to eat. Actually the slight food aversions of the 1st trimester have come around again – nothing really puts me off completely, but I have a hard time finding things that sound appetizing these days.
Labor signs?: Who knows! I don’t feel a whole lot going on down in the cervix area, though last week I did have a tiny bit of a sore/tingly/stingy sensation occasionally. But I don’t feel the bowling ball in my crotch like a few gals I know are starting to sense. I still can’t identify if I’m having Braxton Hicks contractions, as what I feel sounds nothing like what others describe as BH. I DO however think I’ve had a couple of real contractions (ahem, I mean “surges”) that feel more like menstrual cramps. So….maybe labor signs? I dunno.
Belly button in or out?: In. I still have my weird “B belly” that I’ve had since losing over 60 lbs all those years ago. Just a weirdly shaped bulge that never went away. It’s rounded out a bit now, though. Not entirely. Without a maternity pant band over it, I still have a clear deliniation between the area above my belly button and the area below.
What I miss: Uhh, again – do you know me? I miss alcohol. Duh. Oh, and being able to bend over at the waist. Driving is getting difficult, not because I am so huge I’m too far from the steering wheel, but because I can’t lean forward enough to change the radio dials.
What I’m looking forward to: Being done. And drinking again. And of course actually finally being a mom! I am ready for an outside baby!
Milestone: Nothing major, unless you count being 11 days from my Due Date. Believe me, that’s a big damn deal. 🙂