Any Day Now

  • Posted on March 30, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Baby. Baby. Baby. Baby. Baby. Baby. NO Baby. Not yet.

We’re all ready to go–we put the final touches on the nursery, installed the car seat, and packed the hospital bag. Now we just wait.

I’m feeling huge and a bit uncomfortable. I can put socks on, but I can’t really cross my legs anymore. I’ve given up putting lotion on my legs because bending over makes my back hurt. My feet and ankles are so swollen they look like butternut squashes. And OOOOOHHHHH the pressure. The baby is head down, on my bladder. I can feel her little butt wiggling at the top of my stomach. My back aches.

Enough complaining. The pregnancy hasn’t been bad at all, and I really do like being pregnant. I love feeling the baby move inside me. And lucky me, I never got nausea, heartburn, indigestion, or any other of those symptoms. Some stretch marks and swelling, and that’s about it. Oh yeah, and my PREGNANT NOSE.

People still say that I’m “glowing” and that I look like “the happiest pregnant woman they’ve ever seen.” I think they are mistaking a pregnant glow with my permanently flushed face and gigantic red nose. A cashier at the grocery store asked me when I was due, and then she told me she knew I was having a girl. When I asked how she knew that, she said she could tell by my nose. AAAHHH. Yes, it’s swollen and red. How does that mean I’m having a girl?

I’ve discovered that people have no qualms about what they say to me. Adults, not kids, say the darnedest things. Some of my favorites include:

  • “Are you having twins? You look like you are having twins.”
  • “Are you okay? You look sick, like you are about to throw up.” *(see note above about not experiencing nausea.)
  • “How many are in there?”
  • “I hope you have your bag packed and in the car.” (as he slowly backs away from me, like I’m going to get birth goo on him right then and there).
  • “Are you sure there’s only one in there? That’s what they told my mom, and then out came me and my twin brother.” (coming from a man who is 55 years old. There have been advances in technology since 1952.)

38 1/2 Weeks

Dressed up for Amy’s wedding, 38 1/2 weeks pregnant

The Nursery--Finished!

The nursery

2 Comments on Any Day Now

  1. kim

    Good luck - hope the big day comes soon!

  2. Bethany

    Thanks Kim!!! I hope you are doing well with your new baby!

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