GPOYAS: Run for your lives!

There are still 23 days until our due date, but in two days, this baby will fully cooked.

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36 weeks 5 days

That is insane to me.

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Remember when this sweater fit?

Things are officially pretty crowded in here. It hurts to just kind of sit around. It feels like I have sore muscles from too many crunches or something. I can assure you that is not the case. I’m assuming this is from the stretching of the ligaments and muscles and skin and everything else that’s WAY BIGGER THAN IT SHOULD BE at this point.

HOW MUCH BIGGER CAN IT GET?!

I think I’m nesting, or rather, I’m throwing away everything we own. We have — or rather, we had (RIP, tubs) — those big tubs of junk that we move from one house to another for reason. Do you have those tubs? If we haven’t looked at it since we moved to Bangs, then it gets thrown away. My wedding dress BARELY made the cut.

I am in love with those vacuum sacks that allow you to store 100 curtains and sweaters and pillows in a 12 foot by 12 foot square. I am getting a little excited just thinking about reducing the space that things take up.

Finally, Seth and I are on the same page.

Unfortunately, we are not going to be one of those couples who has the room ready before the baby comes … who are organized enough to post pictures of the nursery before the big day. Unless Tot is six weeks late, she’s just going to have to fold into our crazy lifestyles. There will be no crib dust ruffles or matching curtains. We’ll be lucky to have a set of balusters for her. And I kind of like that.

Molly Mae will learn to go with the flow.

I cannot believe that this is happening so fast.

Question for experienced mamas: Stretch marks. When do those happen? My belly sometimes gets weird and purple-looking, but thus far, I’ve yet to have any lines of color form. Am I out of the clear or do these things appear after the womb monster exits? My mom said she got maybe two or three of them, so I have genetics in my favor for once.

I am just increasingly curious about what my body is going to look like when this is all over. I have a feeling there is NO WAY that ANYTHING will be able to recover fully. But not only the cosmetic stuff — Do you think my organs will find their way back to their original places? What if they get tangled up on their journey home?

These are the kind of things I worry about.

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  • mandy

    I’m hoping your awesome genetics hook you up on the no-stretch-mark front. I think mine came right near the end, like the last couple of weeks, and then some more after he was born. The boob ones (gross, I know!) came like a month after he was born, for no apparent reason at all. That whole region never changed size that I could tell.

  • crankin7

    how did this happen?!

    you have about the cutest pregnant belly i have ever seen. well done!

  • Lyndsey

    I agree with Mandy..I thought I was free of those stupid ugly stretch marks but I got them

  • http://www.wordpress.franticantics.com Megan

    I just wanted to reiterate this, for those that hadn’t noticed because WTF number 2?

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  • Mae

    Bee-you-tee-full! That’s you. Love ya!