Click here to compare with last week's photo. Do you think the shape of my belly has changed?
They say the average first-time mom's pregnancy lasts 288 days, which would be a little over a week past her due date. I do expect that our baby girl will probably be late, but I guess we will see! I'm definitely ready for her to come NOW (might have something to do with the crazy high heat and humidity), but I am trying hard to trust God's perfect timing in her birth!
I woke up to a strong contraction this morning (most likely a Braxton-Hicks). I've been experiencing lots of pressure, lower back pain, and cramping, which I believe are all good signs that things are progressing the way they should. I am most definitely waddling like a penguin, and even when I notice it and try to correct myself, I sometimes can't help it! It is very difficult to sleep now (mainly because of trying to get comfortable, but also because of how many times a night I have to get up), but I'm using lots of pillows and that seems to help. I told Tad that you're supposed to add a pillow each month during pregnancy... and that's how I justify my nine pillows! haha. (Just kidding... I am only using five.)
Last week I read (well, I read most of it and skimmed some parts) Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake (producer of the documentary The Business of Being Born) while sitting in Barnes and Noble. It was really helpful, as Lake strongly encourages women to make natural choices regarding their birth experience.
I'm sorry I still haven't posted pictures of our nursery! I still have a couple of small things I want to do in there before I take and post all of the "reveal" pictures. Hoping to do that this weekend! For now, here's a teaser!