How far along: 39 weeks
How big is baby: Apparently we’re at watermelon stage. Either a small watermelon or a mini watermelon in terms of weight. But the amount of space this kid takes up? No one is saying anything.
Best moment of the week: The weekend was pretty great — a good balance of social and productive. With the car seat installed, and the major plumbing done in the basement, I’m feeling pretty confident about how life is going.
Food cravings: I allowed myself to eat a little decadently at work, since it was my last week and the last time I’d be eating some of the awesome locally sourced baked goods. Didn’t get my cheese croissant though… but I’ve got my girls on it.
Symptoms: anxiety-induced insomnia. Every night between 3 and 4 I’m panicking about something. Usually work. Let’s hope that being done work stops that (not likely). Simply moving to the couch seems to work, for some reason.
Gender: Girl. Though we’re working on improving our boy names.
What I’m looking forward to: I snuck back into work Tuesday morning to meet with my exchange and visiting students (literally “Hi, nice to actually meet you, enjoyed working with you over summer, goodbye!”), so when this goes live, I should be having my first day of actually sleeping in. Here’s hoping it’s in bed and not the couch.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back. Sleeping on my stomach. Sleeping in bed. Ya, ya, I know. If I think it’s bad now…
Husband perspective: (is too busy being thrown off by the fact I’m not leaving for work in the morning to provide amusing soundbites. Once he has mastered bringing his office keys instead of our shed keys to work, then we will return to weekly soundbites)