Tuesday, March 2, 2010

LAST day of work (yippee!!) and Still Pregnant

I know, I still have 9 days until my due date, so this shouldn't be a surprise! But I've always had a feeling that he would come early. Long ago I predicted March 4. Recently I've been thinking more like March 9.

Whatever it is, I'll let ya'll know!!

I can't tell you how lovely it feels not to have to go to work tomorrow. 4-1/2 months without going into the office are ahead of me. WOO HOO!!

And a whole new world awaits (slightly more intimidated and anxious-sounding but excited "wooo hooo!")

Mom arrives tomorrow (with Dad temporarily--I'm blocking that part out). Also the ole' 39th birthday. Turning 39 feels darn OK under the current circumstances.

Things seem to be happening "down there." The baby is low. Very low. Like every-1/2-hour-to-the-bathroom-to-pee low. He's punching me in places I never knew could actually be punched. "Other things" on the list of classic pre-labor indicators have also started to happen down there but I'll spare you the details.

I truly look like a stick with a basketball strapped to her stomach. I mean I'm not ridiculously skinny but I have a tall frame and haven't gained much weight except right at the belly. It's a somewhat strange experience to view my reflection in the mirror. I'll have my mom take a picture tomorrow and try to post it.

Updates imminent...


Anonymous said...

Ooh, you're getting so close!!!

Jess said...

Wow! I'm amazed how fast your pregnancy has gone (for me, the reader, at least!). I'm so excited for you and can't wait to read about the next steps!


VERY, VERY exciting! You'll be amazed at how many hours you can spend just staring at him when he comes! Can't wait to hear the news!!!!

Genkicat said...

How exciting! I can't wait to hear how everything goes. Good luck - you are so very, very close!

Sally Moon said...

Happy Birthday to YOU~~~~~~

Meg said...

Happy Birthday!

You're so close! Enjoy these last days of being pregnant and feeling those kicks!

cmay said...

Happy birthday to you!
Oh yes. Do take lots of you with your belly pictures. You can always edit later, but I found I didn't take many pictures of myself as I grew and I regretted that.
Enjoy yourself!
Have you read "The Happiest Baby on the Block"? I thought it was very helpful for those first 3 months with your new baby.