Wednesday, 30 April 2008

37 Weeks, just want to lie down...

Tired of seeing me being pregnant? Me too.

Today I hit 37 weeks and had another appointment at the hospital. My doctor says I'm already measuring 40 weeks ("At least you're consistent," she said. "Well, consistently ahead of where you should be.")

The ultrasound shows Kickbaby weighing about 7lb 5oz so far – although at this late stage the measurements should be taken with a grain of salt. He still has ample time to relax in there and get fat(ter), but I'm being optimistic and hoping he might end up in the 7-8lb range.

I'm down to rotating three reasonably presentable maternity shirts and one not-so-fabulous tshirt, and two pairs of pants. Jenny McCarthy confessed that she resorted to wearing only a muu-muu in the last months of her pregnancy. Officially I'd be appalled at myself for doing that; unofficially, it sounds sooo comfortable. It's lucky I have my pride.

Tomorrow is May 1. Tomorrow when people ask me, "When is that baby due?" I'll finally be able to say, "This month!"

Maybe then they won't shake their heads and look at me funny...



  1. You're wearing something other than jammies! That's high fashion for the last weeks of pregnancy.

    I slough around the house looking like a clown gone wrong when I reach that stage, and moan about wanting traction so my ribs will stop bending.

    Watch Friends DVDs and that brain-free movie I told you about, Just Like Heaven.

  2. Ohh, I forgot I have that one out on Netflix! Right, I've just decided what I'm doing next time Nathan's on call.

    I'll probably feel crummy about myself, watching Reese Witherspoon looking (I assume) all glowy and pretty, but what can you do....

  3. I'd be going for comfort and the mumu!

  4. Congrats! The home stretch and the shirt in your pic is cute!

  5. I remember wearing the same pair of pants for the entire last month. I'm surprised they weren't ripping at the seams...and don't think I threw them away either. I'm saving them should I be lucky enough to have another baby - I'm too afraid I won't be able to find such comfy pants again.

  6. Oh my goodness, I don't envy you! As much as my girls were completely worth it, that over-full and constantly stretched feeling still makes me cringe!!

    Good luck as you finish your pregnancy! And congratulations on your baby-to-be!!

  7. Oh, Helen, hang in alternative was adopting in a foreign country with AK47's ( the big guns) everywhere. Ah, memories!

    It's all worth it