I have gained about 20lbs this pregnancy, which is awesome. At this point with my first pregnancy I had gained 45-50 lbs. Everyone tells me I look fabulous, even if I don't feel it. Of course I'm still dealing with those crazy people that say I look like I'm due tomorrow. (see picture below)
I feel like we have most everything read for the baby. Clothes, diapers, room is ready, hospital bag is kind of packed. We still need burp cloths, a name, we need to install the infant car seat, and you know, gestate for at least another 6 weeks.
Am I ready for the birth? I think so? We have a birth photographer this time, which I am very excited about. I plan on laboring in the same clothes I did last time, and I have been reading Birthing From Within again to prepare.
Is it a boy or girl? I woke up the other day with the mindset that its a boy. I don't know where that came from, but obviously it can go either way. Every once in a while it drives me crazy that I don't know, and also that most of my gender "neutral" clothes are boyish, because what else do you buy?!? I'm still riding on the fact that everyone who has waited to find out says its AH-MAZING. We'll see. We'll see. (I can't imagine baby coming out, and me saying "meh" about the gender, so they might be right)
Since I only feel decent some of the time, my house is a disaster. So if anyone wants to come watch kids, clean, mow our lawn, we will not say no.