First of all, yes, I have basically given in and wear yoga pants whenever possible.
But in my defense, I had just gotten back from physical therapy when this photo was taken, so I really had to be in yoga pants.
Symptoms haven’t changed much. Still having heartburn/reflux ALL the time. Still exhausted. Still having intense braxton hicks. And in fact, they’re getting more and more intense all the time. So hopefully that’s a good sign.
A bonus new symptom is that baby boy has definitely dropped. Like all. the. way. down. I feel like I have a 10-pound bowling ball between my legs that might fall out at any moment. And that also makes it hard to walk, stand, sit, etc. There’s no more crossing my legs, that’s for sure.
And also, if we’re going to talk about symptoms and decide we can all just be friends here, allow me to say this: I can actually FEEL the baby moving around in the birth canal. For anyone who needs me to be more explicit, that means my vagina. Sometimes he pushes his feet up against the top of my uterus (giving me a nice compression of my stomach, diaphragm, and lungs) and it pushes his head down and I can feel it bulging down into my vagina. You guys, it’s one of the more bizarre sensations I think I’ll ever have.
In general, I think baby boy is a little bigger than Adeline was at this point. Which I’m hoping means he won’t be quite so late.
On that front, all is basically prepared. We have the birth tub and all the necessary supplies. We’ve blown it up once to make sure it fits in our room and that we know how to use it. I’ve prepared lists and maps for (hopefully) all eventualities: things we need to do as soon as I go into labor, maps to the hospitals we would transfer to if that became necessary (a farther one for non-emergency transfer, a super-close one for a true emergency), and lists of ideas of things to do with Addie for whoever is taking care of her.
And speaking of Addie, she’s getting very, VERY excited. She loves to play with her baby doll in the boy’s room, putting her in his carseat, his swing, in his crib, on his playmat, etc. We’ve even put his little newborn diapers on the baby doll. She’s all ready to be a big sister and to help out. Hopefully the excitement stays once the baby comes!
I’m hoping this will be my last post of pregnancy photos, but if not, I’ll be back next week with more!