by Sharon Tjaden-Glass
Last week, I feared that I had just blown by my target weight gain of 40 pounds.
Although I had been gaining about 1 pound per week throughout the last trimester, in the last two weeks, I gained 8 pounds.
But, it turns out, a lot of that was water weight. Now that labor is drawing near and the baby is moving into position, I’ve now shed 6 pounds of that water weight.
My doctor tells me that this is going to be an average-sized baby, right around 7.5 pounds. I believe that.
Now, I’m not much of a selfie person.
Nor am I much of a sharing-pictures-of-my-stomach person.
But this is the last time I’m going to have a baby. And I have a feeling my future self would have wanted me to have pictures.
So here is a synopsis.
It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but this baby is pretty much wrapped around me. It is head-down, butt usually resting on my left side while its feet push out of my right side.
People sometimes ask me if I have a feeling about what this baby is like.
Yes. Yes, I do.
One word: Feisty.