Or a better (bet-ter? One who bets?)
But, if you give your guess as to when this Baby O' Ours is going to make his grand appearance, and you pick the closest date, I will do something awesome for you. I will sew you something cool, or perhaps make you something else crafty, or if you're nearby I might make you dessert or take you out to lunch if I really like you. I can't guarantee how soon after the baby comes you will get your prize, but get it you shall.
SO make your guesses, people! Just be glad I didn't make you guess the gender. Or his name.
And if it helps any, I got my first cervix exam yesterday. I'm 1 cm dilated (woohoo! 1/10 of the way there!) and 80% effaced (thanks to the lovely evening primrose oil I've been taking). And if you don't know what those numbers mean, well that's ok. Because they don't really matter. I still could go into labor today or 4 weeks from now.
April 29 - Mom --- (I hope she wins. Just because it's the soonest date...)
May 1, Evening - Meghan
Late May 4/Early May 5 - Adam
May 6th, 8 am - Robyn
Ya, not the most flattering angle for the rest of me, but the point is to show how big my belly is, so I had to do what I had to do!
How far along? 37 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 51 pounds
Maternity clothes? Well, even those don't really fit anymore.
Stretch marks? How purple they are depends on the day - sometimes they are really light and barely noticable and other days they are in ma face.
Sleep: Same old, same old. Yada yada yada. I get sore, have to turn over, have to pee, you know the drill.
Best moment this week: I had a non-stress test today, which is where they hook you up to a belt and monitor the baby's heartbeat and any contractions you have. They want to make sure the baby's heartbeat accelerates when he moves, and then comes back down, just like ours does when we move or exercise. They also want to make sure he handles contractions ok. Well, I didn't think I was even having contractions, but I asked the nurse and she said, "You're having one right now."
That's what that is?
Good to know.
It was just really cool; I've been wondering for awhile now what they feel like. Though I'm sure they are very minor currently compared to what they will be.
Miss Anything? My ankles.
Food cravings: Chocolate. And fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, not really.
Labor Signs: Well, my cervix is nice and soft apparently, but baby is still pretty high. Waiting for him to drop. As if it didn't already feel like he was about to fall out of me!
Belly Button in or out? Noticeably out.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. And now even Adam's ring doesn't fit!
Happy or Moody most of the time: About every other day it changes.
Looking forward to: Getting him out!!!