|I'm not quite sure if its possible for my belly to get any bigger...but it probably is. Scary thought.|
How far Along?
40 weeks, 3 days
(for those of you who are new to this baby thing that means my due date was three days ago)
How big is Baby?
I haven't actually gotten an ultrasound confirming baby's real actual size, but according to the Baby Center website he's about the size of a small pumpkin:
Aka about 7 1/2 pounds and about 20 inches long.
Now, those of you who know me know that I have pretty much accepted the fact that I am going to have a GINORMOUS baby. My mom had big babies (I was 10 lbs 6 oz) and both of my tiny petite sisters-in-law on Cameron's side have had BIG babies despite their small statures. So I have BIG coming from the Griffith and the Jensen side. So the last time I went to the doctor I asked him straight up:
"Is there anything telling you that this baby is huge?"
He laughed. I was completely serious.
He told me that there was absolutely nothing telling him that this baby was any bigger than average. It gave me a little comfort....but I still imagine pushing this out of my vagina:
How am I feeling?
You know what? I'm still feeling pretty good! I have good days and bad. Mostly good. The other day I had a BAD day and I thought maybe it was because he was coming. He didn't. Most days I still feel really good and am still able to exercise, clean, and function fine.
What do I miss?
I miss running. And hugging my husband without a big huge belly between us. And sleeping well (that will not return to me from what I hear). I also miss being busy. I know that this sounds crazy, but I actually MISS working. I miss relishing my down time instead of being bored out of my mind. I am also missing out on being at home with my family right now for the holidays which is really hard for me. I am already excited for next Christmas when the three of us can take part in the festivities!
Unfortunately I have felt nothing. No contractions. No cramping. No nothing. Which means the baby is still hanging out waaaay too high to be born.
I haven't had a pregnancy full of crazy cravings. The last few days I have really wanted like fancy salads. I think the baby is telling me to ease up on all those holiday treats.
Highlights of the week?
Baby is still active and healthy. I have to be grateful for that :)