moogielight

musings on art, life and family from a crunchy mama

37 1/2 Weeks

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This is what I look like this week, at 37 1/2 weeks pregnant. However big I look, I guarantee you I feel bigger. I have very regular Braxton-Hicks contractions (sooo not “false” contractions, let me tell you), skin so itchy and raw that I can’t sleep, and lots of pressure and soreness in places I won’t mention or describe. I am a poster-child for the pregger waddle and move at a rate of speed not unlike that of a turtle, and that’s when I’m booking it. God forbid I make the mistake of getting down on the floor; getting up again is a struggle of mammoth proportions. My hands are swollen, my feet are flat. I’m done. Aria’s Itsy Bitsy Yoga instructor told me that the mark of readiness for labor is when 30hrs of it starts to sound good. Bring it on, I say. Let’s get this party started. Whenever this little lady is ready to make her appearance, I’m happy to have her and the sooner, the better.

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Author: moogielight

I'm a stay-at-home homebirthing, VBACing, breastfeeding mama, advocate and sometimes artist, sometimes web designer. We are located on the East Coast (but long for the West Coast) where we try to live simply, playing with natural toys, eating organic, vegetarian foods and using our imaginations and creativity as much as possible. I knit and I'm in the process of learning to sew so I can make (or at least attempt to make) many of the items we need and use and want to surround us.

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