I'm sorry a lot of gals out there are having a hard time as the weeks wind down. I thought it might be good to start a happy space, too :)
As an idealistic, naive 1st-timer I feel way better than I thought I would during pregnancy. I'm not super athletic or fit or harbored any super maternal instincts, but I gotta say, feeling so positive during pregnancy has been quite an awesome surprise. I feel rad! Sure stuff is sore, I get winded, ok... but overall, wow, I feel way stronger and happier than I ever imagined. Birth day will sure be something... haven't got my wits straightened out enough to not be nervous about giving birth, but I'm positive.
I'm nervous about what my body will go through but curiosity trumps nervousness at this point! I hear women's bodies can give birth to babies but I've never seen it! :)
The only bummer, but more like a lesson, is that I'm bummed I can't have a baby shower (too far away from everyone) and with 8 weeks left I've got three 2nd hand baby clothes, a Boppy and a 2nd hand snow suit for 12mos (not sure why) to my name, baby-wise. So even though I'm not getting baby stuff, I guess it helps me focus on the pregnancy & birth part more. I'm stoked I feel so positive despite not having "stuff" and more stuff. Though stuff is fun...
I hope things stay good (knock on wood) and these 9 months are a sweet memory some day.