It’s official, I’ve now been pregnant longer than my sister, she had her twins the morning of 35 weeks to the day. I was kinda secretly hoping I’d go into labor today…no such luck. 🙂
This was a week of discoveries for me:
I discovered that when I walk up a flight of stairs, my thighs hit my belly with each step.
I discovered that when I sit at my desk, my belly is now so far out that it sits on my lap.
I discovered that people STARE at me. I don’t blame them, my shape has become a true vision of gravity-defying curves, my friends.
I discovered that once your uterus is actually in your ribcage, it can be really really painful to swallow food if you’re not sitting up straight.
Speaking of food, I discovered that Del Monte has packaged the bestest grapefruit in the world, but at the same time has designed the container in such a way so as to torture a pregnant woman who is craving said grapefruit but has sausages for fingers and can’t get them around the lid far enough to open it. Bitches.
I discovered the Miracle Ball Method. Holy crap, my back hasn’t felt so good for…pretty much ever, and after contacting the company to tell them just how awesome they are, they offered to donate 2 kits (book plus 2 squishy balls) for a giveaway for my awesome readers… one kit for my fellow preggers and the other for my non-preggers. Giveaway coming soon!!
I discovered that I can put down a sleeve of Ritz crackers in less than 3 minutes then wonder what’s for lunch.
I discovered that I pee no less than 8 times between 8:00am and noon (even if I drink very little), after which the swelling in my hands, face, and feet is gone. Apparently I’m peeing out all the excess fluid I retain over night. Weird.
I discovered that turning my body to the side to squeeze in between 2 things is no longer effective. I fit better when going through things head-on.
I discovered that Babies R Us has a crap ton of stuff on their website that says you can buy it in the stores, yet one store seems to have completely different things from the next. Online shopping is much easier through them, though I’m currently trying to quickly buy up all the stuff I know we’ll need to make sure it arrives before baby girl does.
I discovered that there are things about pregnancy that aren’t talked about but I’m not sure why…
…like the fact that your boobies get darker – not the nips, the actual melons – it looks like they got a tan. I checked with others to make sure that I’m not the only weirdo with tan boobies, all of whom confirmed that this indeed happened to them, too.
…and the fact that you get little jolts of pain in your girly bits that feel like bolts of lightning that stop you dead in your tracks and make your husband think you may be going into labor. Again, lightning bolts were confirmed by outside sources that I’m not the only one. Apparently they are actually caused by your precious little one grinding his/her head against your cervix. Thanks, sweetie, mommy loves you, too.
…and the fact that tooting is a dangerous gamble, best done at home with a change of underwear nearby. Farting = peeing yourself. Other gambles include sneezing, coughing, bending over, putting on your socks, and laughing.
And here’s your 35 week belly shot:
It’s kinda starting to look like a torpedo!
For past weeks, visit My Pregnancy Calendar
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