I've just turned 34 weeks pregnant today, and the animal I think I resemble the most is the walrus! No, my size hasn't really tripled. In fact over inquisitive people think I'm a little small for 8 months!! I'm talking about the way I walk!
As a little girl, I remember imitating my aunt who was pregnant.... I thought it was hilarious seeing the way she waddled as she walked and I would walk behind her, cushion stuffed up my dress, pretending I was going to have a baby too.
Time has turned the tables on me now! I need a push from the Paunch to get out of the car. I don't like walking with people because I slow them down with my own waddling. I have to lean sideways as I'm climbing down stairs, because otherwise, I can't see my feet! I have to do a lot of thinking and tick items off a mental list before I sit down somewhere, because when I do sit down, the last thing I want to do is get up to get something I forgot! Oh, and don't even mention sleepless nights to me. I can't remember the last time I had a full night's sleep!!
This morning, my weekly pregnancy update informed me that if...."if"...I were to go into pre-term labour anytime from today, my baby would be able to cope without much trouble. In fact, it would not affect her in the long run! What a tempting thought! I cant wait to hold her in my arms and I'm getting tired of this uncomfortable wait. BUT.. I will have to wait it out I guess! Babies have their own way of deciding when to come out and face the world!
Here's a cartoon that reflects my mood!