How far along: 40 weeks. Yes, I’m still here. Yes, I will hit everyone that makes some sort of comment about when the baby will get here. Kid will get here when the kid gets here. My to-do list is getting done, and that’s all I care about right now.
How big is baby: The size of a squirmy rock.
Best moment of the week: Honestly? I told Scott that it was playing video games with him Saturday night, but it was Sunday when I went into Babies’R’Us to see if I could get a price adjustment on one item I bought the other week that went on sale this last weekend, and they not only adjusted the price of it, but found a few other price adjustments as well. I don’t know whether I’m more pumped about the $60 I saved, or the fact they definitely went above and beyond!
Food cravings: Ketchup chips. Olives. Not together.
Symptoms: Insomnia, joint pain and swelling, oh my! My body suuuucked this week. All I can say is thank goodness I wasn’t working. I can’t go a day without a nap and my exercise ball.
What I’m looking forward to: Just being done with this whole pregnancy thing. I know, cliché. Plus, I’m barely past my due date, I’m still carrying on a fairly normal daily life, and I haven’t had any major complications over the last 9 months, what right do I have to complain? On the other hand, I really only settled into this whole pregnancy thing around week 29 and that didn’t last long. I think I’ve been ready to be done being pregnant since the day I found out.
What I miss: Being able to maneuver this body. Organizing the kitchen turned into discovering a leak in our sink, which turned into discovering wood rot in our counter, which unveiled a second leak, all of which are repairable, but we need to install shut-off valves under our sink before we can do anything else. Based on all the “How To” videos, it’s something I can easily do… if I could fit under there. I’m also officially not “organizing” anything else because sometimes, ignorance truly is bliss.
Husband perspective: (poking at my stomach impatiently, prodding the kid out…) Wait, why is the butt on that side of the stomach, and the feet on the other? Are you telling me the kid has, like, human parts?