March 19, 2008
34 Weeks Exactly
This picture doesn't really do justice for just how big my belly is. But it should give you an idea.
I'm not quite sure when I'll go into labor. Part of me thinks I'll be a little early, but I don't really want to allow myself to think that in case I go past my April 30th due date. The baby moves up and down inside me: sometimes he's in my lungs and it's hard to breathe, sometimes it feels like he's in my crotch. I've started having braxton hicks contractions (at least I think that's what they are). They are infrequent but they feel like menstral cramps, which I've been told is what my contractions will probably feel like.
Sometimes my belly is lopsided now, depending on how she's sitting inside. Last night she inched up into my upper abdomen and it was amazing to see this little hump of a butt make a small mound at the top of my belly. So amazing.
Side note: the laundry basket in the back is filled with supplies for the home birth: clean towels, baking sheet to lay out instruments on, pads, electric heating pad, vinyl table cloths, etc.