Can you believe that there used to be a lot of space between me and the other tree??? Now I'm getting so close! With less than 6 weeks to go, I'm thinking I'll get there, for sure. My friends and family are guessing as to which week they think I'll no longer fit!
Things are going really well, for the most part. The house is getting tidier, your room is getting ready. You are still head-down and the midwife thinks you're engaging, which means that your head is dropping down under my pelvic bone to get ready for birth!
For some reason, now that I have 6 weeks left, everything feels surreal again. In the beginning it didn't feel real because I couldn't feel you move. Now you're so big that I simply can't ignore that you're there, but it feels unreal because it'll be so soon that your body will be out of my body. And we'll be able to hold you and hear you and see you.
I've been very lucky to have an easy pregnancy. There are three other ladies at work that are pregnant. One is due 2 weeks after you, and she's had problems with her back. One is due in February and she got really bad morning sickness for a long time. And the other is due in May with twins, and she's had a whole slew of pregnancy-related issues.
Thankfully I've only had to deal with headaches (in the beginning, from not drinking enough water) and heartburn (off and on for the past few months. I'm not taking any medicine for it though because I don't want it to get to you!) so I just have to deal with.
However, I have developed a little bit of carpel tunnel syndrome, which makes my right wrist hurt pretty badly sometimes. And in the morning when I wake up, my right hand feels so swollen and painful that sometimes I want to cry. It's hard for me to bend my fingers or hold things first thing in the morning. I think it's because I sleep mostly on my right side and the weight of my body on my arm makes it hard for the blood to flow. And since there's so much more blood in my body now, for you, that equals painful swelling and joints.
Other than that, I've had no issues (well, and that week-long freakout of you being breech!). I hope that the last 6 weeks continue to treat me well! Stay in there, girl, and keep getting strong and ready for us!
We love you!