The doctor keeps asking "How do you feel size-wise?" which 1) is a very weird and awkward question to ask a very pregnant woman, and 2) obviously has no right answer. The best I could come up with is "A little smaller than last time?" since a lot of my maternity clothes still don't fit. I didn't want to geek out and pull up my blog during the appointment, but since you all already know I'm a huge, neurotic geek I present for comparison. I finally got her to say something about her "smaller baby" comment, and she says that this one probably won't be another 10 pounder. "More likely another 8 pound baby, definitely not a six pounder." I guess "smaller baby" is all relative.
I'm feeling a lot more pregnant lately. Very round and awkward, which is awesome. I also count down until I can plop on the couch for the remainder of the evening. The plopping is lovely. Not so lovely is the stupid GD stuff, which now requires a 30 minute walk after lunch and dinner, and a VERY restricted diet. I'm eating an awful lot of broccoli, salads, and eggs. A ham and cheese on a sandwich thin if I'm feeling crazy. I maintain a near inappropriate relationship with peanut butter as my last bastion of normalcy. On the plus side, I gained less than a pound last month and unless something catastrophic happens I won't be walking into the hospital with a 60 pound weight gain this time around.
And Baby Waldo has a birthday! 3/1/13 (which I totally love for it's symmetry) at the butt-crack of dawn (which C is already complaining about, but whatever.) I've got six weeks left of work, which is more than was recommended, but I figure that if I'm home much longer than that I'll drive C insane with constant lists and nagging. We haven't done ANYTHING to prep for this baby. There's a crib mattress in my Amazon cart, and I have big plans to paint the crib (but haven't started). He'll do much better with a few hours off from me every day. We have come up with a back-up/first choice name, so that's awesome and complicates thing's a little bit. Eli's still voting for Stephanie or Mittens, and Syd insists that we call her Waldo (or Jeffrey or Marcus) but I like the ones that C and I have a bit better :)