I think this is possibly the best I’ve felt throughout this whole pregnancy. Before you roll your eyes and think, “smug, annoying woman”, let me reassure you the puffy feet and cankles are still there and I’m still waking a million times a night for a wee.
At 33 weeks it feels like the countdown is properly “on”. We’ve finally started decorating the baby’s room, the moses basket is washed and made with new sheets and set up in a corner of our bedroom. There’s still lots to do (including digging out all the newborn stuff from the loft), but it feels exciting rather than a big chore. That’s probably one of the reasons I’m enjoying this phase of pregnancy more than all the others.
I don’t know if it’s the slight holiday tan or the fact I’m not exhausted from having to carry Frog (her broken leg has mended and she’s finally running about almost as well as before!) but I feel good. My bump is big and round but I like it. “It looks like you’ve eaten a balloon Mummy,” Frog told me yesterday. At least I look obviously pregnant and not just like I’ve had too many pies.
I’m starting to get the, “Ooh you’re big” comments and the, “Not long to go now!” remarks but I don’t mind. I think people forget how big pregnant bellies can get – or mine, at least. Of course my bump sensitivity could kick in if I start getting the “Are you having twins?” comments.
The baby is wriggling round lots and Frog has felt loads of kicks now, which is pretty amazing. She keeps whispering to the bump too, and saying things like “I love you already baby” and “Will you be my friend when you come out?”, which is rather cute.
At four years old Frog is very much aware of what’s going on. She’s been asking lots about the birth recently too, which is… tricky at times. We’ve been honest (as much as possible) with her, but are still fielding questions like, “Are you scared of when the baby will come out Mummy?” and “Will you be OK? Will the baby hurt you?”. Ironically I’m actually not scared (yet) so can be totally honest with her on that front.
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