I just saw my midwife today and baby is still head down at nearly 34 weeks. He's been there since my 30 week appointment, yay baby! Also, even though my feet (and hands! wth) are super puffy, my blood pressure is great, so no one's concerned. My hands are puffy enough to be tingly much of the time. Thank god my feet are not tingly. But I only have one pair of shoes left that I can actually get my feet into. Is anyone else having trouble with shoes fitting?! This puffiness is a little crazy. I'm tempted to get another pair of shoes, but as someone else noted - the baby will be here so soon, that it seems silly to buy bigger shoes. Then again, I guess it'd be really silly (read: ridiculous) if one day I can't get my shoes on and I literally have NO shoes that fit. Hrm.
My sleep shirts are definitely showing my belly, but my every day shirts are doing well. I bought some over sized long-length tee shirts pretty early in pregnancy and have worn them a bunch. Then I discovered that a few long sleeve tees were long enough in length and stretchy that they work as maternity shirts. THEN I realized that my high school marching band sweatshirt totally fits, and I'm 8 months pregnant. I'm also 100 lbs more than my skinny high school self, so I can only conclude: good god, did I wear some baggy ass clothes in high school!! How did I not realize this?
My fun story of the day: I went to Starbucks today, and the cashier girl was young and adorable, and said, "Oh you're SO cute!" then mimed my pregnant belly. I thanked her, and she asked my due date, then congratulated me. She seemed genuinely excited, it was really funny!
And omg OkiMom, that might make me a little crazy if my hubby were checking in quite that often!!
As for people assuming they can be in the room while you birth - I'm lucky that my family has been pretty low key about the pregnancy. They're excited, but not hounding me. I don't think I'll tell anyone I'm in labor - I'll just call people once baby's here. I'm not sure how I'd feel having a whole room of people - maybe if they were all supportive and loving and quiet. But as it is, I think the midwife, my husband, and my doula is a big enough crowd for me.