I'm huge. Ginormous. Whale-like. Pretty much any term you can think of that means "enormous"-that is me. I will be 32 weeks on Sunday and for the past 2 weeks, all I hear is "Aren't you due ANY day now?" or "How much longer do you have? You look ready to pop!" One of my favorites though is, "Are you sure there is only 1 baby in there??" Yes, people, I get it. I do own a mirror and I know that I am quite large, especially for having 7 weeks to go. But thanks for letting me know just in case you think I somehow missed it every morning as I struggle to roll myself out of bed.
Anyway, although I am close to 32 weeks, at my last appointment, I was measuring 35 cm. I always start measuring ahead as soon as the 3rd trimester starts. Here's a funny story. At my 29 week appointment my doctor measured me and then told me to come back in 2 weeks and that we'd do the strep test. I thought that was a little odd because I'd always had it done around 36 weeks with every other baby. But, what do I know? Anyway, when I came back 2 weeks later they took me to the room and did the usual stuff (I've only gained 27 pounds BTW.... pretty good for eating whatever I want and excercising like, once a week :) and then I asked if I should strip down. The nurse looked at me funny and asked why. I told her the dr. had said we were doing the strep test. She looked at my chart and started laughing. She said I had been measuring 34 weeks at my previous appointment and he just assumed I would be 36 at my next one (without checking that I was, in fact, only 29), so we would need the strep test done. Ahhhhhh.... right.
The only comfort I can give myself is that I do have extra amniotic fluid. They said that was probably causing me to measure ahead also, but I know better. It's these gigantic babies I have that make me enormous. I am so curious to see how big this one will be. Even more so than finding out the sex.
Here is something to give you an idea of my predicament. My hubby can barely get his arm around me anymore:
And this was even taken a week ago! Haha :)
Well, hopefully these next few weeks go by quickly. I am really feeling it in my lower back and also my hips and pelvic area. I feel like someone beat me up with a bat every morning when I wake up. But as soon as I get walking around it fades. Until dinnertime. Then the pain is back and I cringe as I walk around the kitchen getting dinner ready. At that point it starts to feel like my lower vertebrae are grinding together. It is a yucky feeling.
I'm almost done though! I can't wait to hold this baby in my arms and I know every minute will have been worth it. I love babies. Especially when they're mine ;)