|31 Weeks - So fun!|
|36 Weeks - those buttons are getting a little tight!|
Don't get me wrong, I've made peace with my ever-changing and expanding body and think it's amazing what a woman's body does in order to prepare for pregnancy and labor - but why do my fingers need to expand nightly?
My doctor has been so sweet and assured me that I'm within the normal weight-gaining range and informed me that I'm not turning into a land-orca. At my 34 week check-up, while discussing my birth plan with Dr. W, he cut me off and said "Lindsay, mark my words, you are going to kick-ass during labor. You got this - I just know it." I was so caught off guard, I had to embarrassingly blink back tears (blame it on the pregnancy). I was having one of those days where 14 small things were going wrong - and those sweet words completely turned my outlook around and I practically skipped out of the waiting room.
Now, who knows if this is Dr. W's way of pumping up ladies into believing they can tackle labor - but I now have a weird sense of obligation - "Ok, you better do a good job or Dr. W will be super disappointed..." Whether he's speaking from the heart or blowing smoke up my ass - I now have a false-sense of confidence in my parenting and childbirth ability and skills. Man, I love this guy!