Alright, I've made it to 35 weeks and am really starting to look forward to the end. My oh-so-lovely belly is measuring at 43-44 weeks and the stretch marks are atrocious. I'm continuing to gain weight, which in theory is good, but it getting hard for me mentally as I now weight almost twice as much as I did in high school (gulp). So....how much weight can I expect to lose at delivery? Please tell me that 20 pounds is not too much to hope for. Also, what the heck condition is my stomach going to be in? Will I need granny panties or a girdle to hold all the loose skin? Will I be able to walk like normal again? What about putting on socks, is that possible right after delivery? Is there any immediate after care you recommend, especially for the belly? Was there anything that surprised you after you gave birth? TIA!
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11/18/09 at 12:37pm