Woohoo!! Baby reached full term this past week and is now the grand size of a wintermelon! This means he/she is fully developed but is in a ‘refining’ stage and getting healthier, stronger and gaining about 1/2 an ounce per day and I should probably more freaked out by the melon comparison!!
At this stage I’m pretty much waddling my way through each day, and biding my time. I can’t move about as much as I’d like to, mainly from the pressure of babys head in my pelvic area – this discomfort can come and go when I move and even be so sharp that it stops me in my tracks. My lovely swollen ‘cabbage patch’ legs and feet are still on the increase too, so now I have one choice of footwear and this week it actually rained! It hardly ever rains here so it was a bit tricky getting out and about esp to my OB appointment which I have on a weekly basis now until December 15th. All looks well with baby and I gained 3 more lbs in the past fortnight and the size of bumpo increased by 2 cm but baby hasn’t ‘dropped’ yet and honestly I don’t want to think about how much more pressure I will feel once that does happen which I expect can be any day soon now O_O
And now that I am ”big” – I don’t think my bump is that big personally – AKA 9 months pregnant! The boy / girl guesses seem to be leaning more towards a boy with many old wives tales and cultures helping people in their guessing. [ a Fillipino lady in Walgreens who physically looked about 10 years old herself told me I was ” very big so it had to be a boy” – the cheek! }
I guess it’s part of the fun of it though! I have no idea and no ‘feeling’ and I love the surprise and excitement of not knowing… we will all know soon enough though! ^_^