The big 37 week mark has come and gone: my baby girl is fully grown and if she is born any time from yesterday she will be considered a full-term baby, not prem. Awesome. Her head is getting ready to ‘engage’ and I have put together a vague semblance of a birth plan (involving no epidural – I do consider myself quite insane) that I still need to write down in my antenatal book. Note to self: write down birth plan. Other than that I am still shitting – no changes there. I have had very few ‘baby dreams’ of late, other than one significant dream that certainly makes up for the lack. I had a dream that I was in labour for what seemed like ever and when I eventually gave birth, my baby looked like a miniature H.R. Geiger Alien but cream-coloured rather than black. I remember being a little scared of the baby but I still loved it, which, hopefully, is an indication that if I breed a mutant I will still love it. So that’s good news.
With each passing day, I am beginning to morph into the likeness of the giant marshmallow guy in Ghostbusters and to say that I can’t wait to get rid of the water retention that is plaguing my body is the understatement of the year. I have a work function on Tuesday and the dress code is ‘smart’ – WTF am I supposed to wear? I have a choice of approximately three items – none of which are smart! And I won’t even get started on shoes. **sigh** The trials and tribulations of a pregnant woman. Life is tough. Yes, that is facetious dear diary. I am actually feeling great, albeit afraid, and have very little to bitch about. In fact, I do not like being treated like a ‘pregnant woman’ ie. piece of china. Throughout my pregnancy I have continued to do the things that I did pre-baby, and have no intention of stopping three weeks before my due date. A tad proud? Yes indeed! I just pray that a) I don’t go into labour in Chichester this weekend (it would suck), and b) I don’t go into labour on or before December 3 – I have asked baby Amelia very nicely to only make an appearance after In Flames and Killswitch Engage have played their sets on Thursday evening.