How far along are you? 34 1/2 weeks (one of the last September mamas.... EDD the 27th)!
How much weight have you gained so far? If this isn't your first, is this more or less than previous pregnancies? I have gained about 40 lbs so far. But I still have the biggest 5 or so weeks to go! With Ayla I gained about 63, but she was a big baby and I lost all the weight within about 2 months (except 2 cause of my big breasts!
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Have you gotten a linea negra? If this isn't your first, did you get one in previous pregnancies? I haven't gotten one this time, but had one last time!
What symptoms are bothering you the most right now? I am having some mad hip and tailbone pain, and my sciatic nerve is being compressed which can be quite debilitating at times. It's okay when I'm at home and can relax, but when I'm in the grocery store and limping around leaning on the cart, people look at me like I'm crazy! Also, the BH contractions that push the baby down onto my bladder and the swift cervical punches aren't so pleasant either!
What symptoms do you enjoy the most? I love to have a big, round belly. The way I am carrying this time is a lot different than with Ayla. This time I have nothing but a humungous watermelon on my front (well it's sort of down between my legs at this point too!), and I think it's cute. I love to see my profile in store windows etc. Also, this isn't really a "symptom", but I am loving my daughter interacting with the belly ("my sister")! I love talking to her about the birth, and having her kiss and snuggle my belly.
What are some of you fears as the time approaches? My only real fear is that I will have a much bigger baby than last time. Ayla was only about 9lbs, but I can tell and feel that this one will be much larger. I am worried because I had a lot of trouble pushing Ayla out. I mean, it's not a true fear because I know it will be fine and babe will be born. I just don't want another 3rd degree tear! My other fear is that Ayla will get scared at the birth and be unable to watch her sister be born, but I don't think that will happen!
What are you most excited about as the time approaches? I am excited to have another wonderful birth! I can't wait until the day I start feeling contractions and can start baking a cake, filling up the birth tub, telling Ayla that her sister will be born today! I can't wait to see my beautiful baby, and kiss her sweet little body and wrap her in a newborn diaper and kimono and stay in bed all day!