Monday, August 10, 2009

Daily Note: August 10, 2009

From a pregnancy website about week 37:

These are the times to enjoy, although you may be completely sick of people asking, "So, when are you due?" or "Wow, you look like you are really ready to have that baby!" Try not to punch them -- pregnant women are always a fascination to people -- consider it well-wishing.

Love the part about refraining from punching. It's harder than you'd think. (Friends take note: commenting on my girth in the next few weeks is sort of like telling someone that their house is dirty or that their Mom is crazy - totally fine for someone to say about themselves, but saying it about someone else? Not so cool. Consider yourself warned: I am allowed to bitch about being huge, but comments from you about how big and pregnant I am and you're risking a punch)

Things seem to be shifting already this week, I've had Braxton Hicks contractions on and off all day that are much stronger in intensity and instead of 2 or 3 per day like I've been having for weeks, they're much more frequent (although totally irregular). I'm fairly certain I've still got some time left with this bun in the oven, but it's very interesting to finally be at the stage where every change could be signs of a gradual progression towards actual labor...


Lindsey said...

Could not agree more - it is so strange and exciting to be in the final weeks! Have you experienced what they call "lightening"? Where babe beings to drop down in to the pelvis? They say it happens 2-4 weeks before delivery. I have been keeping my eyes on my belly for any changes.

I am so excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Whee!!! Come on, Edie!