I've been meaning to share this picture with all of you for a couple of weeks now, but never got around to actually taking the picture until today.
Look at my laces... they are literally tied in the middle because I can barely get them that way let alone where they are meant to be :) My stomach gets in the way. Of course I will ask you to pay absolutely no attention to the fact that my calf runs straight into my foot, with no hint of a break for my ankles.. we call them cankles :)
I can still see my feet, well the top half anyways, but reaching them to put lotion on, shave them, tie my shoes, etc., is a serious ordeal. And I still have over 6 weeks to go!!
I don't have a good belly picture... I mean I have some in my pajamas where it looks like I stuck a basketball under my shirt, but I'll save you and me the embarrassment. So once I get one where I'm in my great maternity sweater and my hair looks fabulous I'll post it. I just recently bought actual maternity clothes. I made it to about 32 weeks before I could not wear regular clothes anymore... well without the mid-driff showing. One of those shirts is my fabulous maternity sweater that will be showcasing a rather large belly as soon as possible.
I have gained about 15 pounds and surprisingly enough that has been all belly. Mostly everything else has gotten smaller, or perhaps it's the optical illusion created by the enormous belly. I passed my glucose test (yay) which was super. I did not have diabetes with Sugar Mama, but did with the Nugget for about a week :)
Things I crave: Steak (Outback or Longhorn's), potatoes (the form does not matter, mashed, baked, whatev), cereal (the good kind, not the healthy kind :) and as with everything else in life: CHOCOLATE!!
We're getting down to the wire and that's scary/exciting!! I have never been pregnant for longer than 36 weeks... I have a serious goal of making it to my due date, which has always been my goal, but I'm able to stick to it a little better because it's so cold outside I'm not outside nesting, or shopping for nesting :) I am however dilated a finger tip, a "little" effaced, and she is head down. That could mean nothing, but for now I'm drinking tons of water and lying down as much as possible. She's hanging in there :)
Today I am Thankful for:
My therapeutic cries... I have those sometimes and as much as I feel like my plate is full, it is so cleansing to just let it all go.