Due Date: 11 October 2011. 2 weeks to go. If you need me, I’ll be hiding under the bed…
Weight Gain: has slowed down a lot in the last two months. 28 lbs.
Waist measurement: 99cm. That’s more than 3 feet, people.
Symptoms: Tired. Who are these mythical women in the pregnancy books who have all this energy in the weeks before the birth? Nesting schmesting. Yesterday I went shopping in the afternoon and was so tired afterwards, riding the bus home, that I seriously considered taking the bus to the end of the line just so I could sit for longer.
Cravings/Aversions: Craving sleep. Aversion to activity.
Sleep: Yes please.
I am loving: Our new apartment. The sofa.
I miss: Being able to wear all these teeny, tiny, almost doll-sized clothes I unpacked the other day when I was putting away summer clothes and taking out winter clothes. Apparently these things shrink in storage? Or how am I ever going to fit into them again?
Are you nesting? God no. Are you? Wanna come over and do it for me?
This week I have mostly been: A Hausfrau. Going for walks, sitting on the sofa, and shopping for clothes dryers. Have I mentioned that living in Europe is so glamorous?
I am stressing over: The sad fact that there is apparently no reliable signal that birth is about to happen (apart from, you know, birth contractions.) E.g. books say “bloody show = labor within 3 days!” and the midwife is like “girl, please. That is such a lie.” Come on, Mini-H! Come out already! We have cookies!
Exercise: Waddling, gym.
Diet: Apples, cheese, and lots of protein/calcium.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: At this point I’m thinking it’s ok to taper for the birth…running will happen again soon enough, and the increased practice contractions plus general pelvic area soreness mean I’m happy just waddling for now, and lifting the occasional weight just in case it’s really doing anything. For a while I thought my muscles were just hiding under the fat layer, but now I’m pretty convinced that pregnancy just makes you weak.
Belly Shot: From Sunday: