Week: 39 weeks!
Size: Our little man is officially being compared to a mini watermelon – in weight, that is. Could it be that he hit the 20 inch mark, and is now over 7 pounds in weight? Wowee!
Name: Lil’ Caramel (and no, as I was asked again yesterday if that really is his name – it really is not. And Cara is not funny).
Maternity Clothes: Nothing but.
Food Cravings: It’s currently the leftover peach-blackberry streusel I made last week for my lectio ladies. Homemade. From Southern Living magazine (uh-oh). With Cool Whip on top (mmm….tastes just as good as it did in 1985). And then, as soon as the hubs gets home it’s going to be taco salad with a fatty glass of water, on the rocks. Really, I eat whatever’s placed before me.
Currently reading: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer; Baby 411; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; The Gifts of Imperfection.
Most interesting fact: I’ll be birthing this baby in the next 3-4 days, according to favorite nurse Rissa at my OB’s office. Please be true, please be true. [“Why?” I asked. “Because up until now you’ve had that joyful glow, but now you’re just BIG, and you have that look on your face that says, Get him out!” That works.]
Feeling: For the most part, great as long as I’m sitting. And large. And, okay, tired (I fall asleep at night, then wake up at 2 in the morning with my mind – ping! – wide awake, and can’t fall back asleep. I suppose it’s preparing me for parenthood, but in an idyllic Cara-world, I’d like to be all rested up and ready to give birth come D-day).
Anticipating: What else? The baby! (Official due date: 6/29). And that tomorrow’s my last day of work :: un necessito.
And now, taco salad is calling, so I must leave. What did YOU have for dinner? Any last minute L & D advice? Will next week’s Monday Caramel update actually happen, or will there be a real live caramel outside of the womb to (eventually…) report on?0