35 Weeks

That’s…a lot of weeks. Baby E weighs about 6 lbs now and is still trying to kick his way out through my belly button. If you have not been pregnant, you cannot possible understand how weird it is to have something that is not you moving inside your body. Sometimes I can feel specific baby parts, like a foot or a hand, and depending on how he’s lying I can tell you exactly where his head, shoulders, butt and legs are. Luckily Baby E spent most of today hanging out back by my spine, which is much much more comfortable. When he pushes against the outside my stomach gets really hard and I have to poke and yell at speak nicely to him until he turns. If you are one of the people lucky enough to visit me in the next few weeks, be prepared to have me grab your hand to feel the baby move. The only really charming thing about it anymore is letting other people share the fun.

Pregnancy still isn’t all that bad (probably a seven out of ten), I’m just so ready to meet my kid. Anything after 38 weeks (for me, March 17th) is considered full term, and even though my mother’s not coming until just before my due date I’m going to start trying the tricks to induce labor as soon as I get to 38 weeks and 1 day. The more, uh, family friendly ones include drinking raspberry leaf tea, rubbing your ankles, and eating spicy food. I won’t make you think about the rest of the techniques unless they actually work, in which caseĀ  you can be damn sure I plan to traumatize my child with THAT story.

7 Responses to “35 Weeks”

  1. lalaland13 says:

    March 27, March 27….no, seriously, I don’t blame you. I’m excited for you, and excited to hear the birthing story. You will be blogging throughout the labor, right? :P

    Reminds me of that episode of Friends where Rachel is late-for your sake, I hope you are not, even though first babies can be. “I’m getting that baby out of there!”

  2. Tash says:

    Dirty dirty dirty. Castor oil and sex…dirty dirty dirty.
    But Awesome!!!
    I love your description of an alien moving around inside you. I can’t even imagine.

  3. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    You’re such a good woman! You are head and shoulders above anything I could bring to the table were the roles reversed. I would take a lot of convincing that I was supposed to love ANYTHING that had used my bladder as a trampoline on a daily basis for 9 months!

  4. Britni says:

    I’m sorry, but I have NO desire to know what it feels like to have some foreign person INSIDE of me. Just thinking about it freaks me out. I can’t imagine how weird it must feel to know that you have a completely separate person inside of me and then feeling it move. SO FREAKY.

  5. h_a_l says:

    My mother in law totally told me to eat a spicy curry when I’m due because that’s supposed to induce labor.

    I was all excited the other night because I could SEE my baby’s little kicks on the outside, but she is still little in there (I’m 24 weeks) so it’s still cute and not alien belly just yet. But it is kind of weird and amazing feeling something that’s not you move around in there.

    I can’t wait for your labor story and hope that when you;re ready you come back to blogging after little E is here!

  6. DangerMouse says:

    I have to say, the unnerving sensation being kicked from the inside is one of the reasons that I fear pregnancy.

    If I could have my future children mysteriously appear at about a year old, talking and walking, I think I’d feel better about the whole thing. I want kids… but *kids*… I am confused by babies and much of what goes with them. Science has not yet caught up with my desires though, so I think I might just have to recruit my mother to handle that first year when/if the need arises.

  7. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    Wow! 35 weeks! It’s crazy to think about. I’m so proud of you and i can hardly contain my excitement! Your baby is gonna be here so soon and he’s gonna kick ass!!! :)

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