And here I am, one week away from being considered full term, one month away from my estimated due date.
Firstly, I'll get my complaining out of the way. I managed to stay vegan for about 24 hours before I resorted back to the deliciousness of eggs, cheese, and meat. I am still unable to resist cake, even though I know it is bad for both me and the baby in my gestational diabetic state.
My feet and ankles are terribly swollen, my belly and hips have erupted into a swarm of stretch marks, and I get a painful sharp cramp/round ligament pain sensation whenever I have to walk for more than 10 minutes. Turning over in bed is an effort, and the heat is not helping. We are still on the waiting list for all our creches, and they have yet to confirm availability for 2012.
However, apart from all that, things are pretty good. I am feeling really happy most of the time, finally starting to embrace and celebrate this pregnancy. I had a wonderful baby shower and felt very spoiled by all our friends who brought beautiful gifts for the little guy.
He seems to be doing very well - still measuring one week ahead, and my gestational diabetes doesn't seem to be affecting him too much. His head is down and the placenta has moved up, so it is likely that we will try for a vaginal birth.
I have a feeling the baby will come early as he is measuring ahead, my husband has statistics on his side when he says the baby will come late as he is our first. Either way, I can't wait to meet our son and see my husband holding him in his arms.