Everyone! I’m officially fullterm (37 weeks pregnant) which, for someone who was at risk for preterm pregnancy is pretty big. My due date’s still three weeks away, but basically I can expect to go into labor at any point now (well, at any point between now and, like, five weeks from now). Anyone want to guess when the big day will be? And how much this baby will weigh? And what his name will be? I’m guessing October 18 for the birth date. I know the name already, so it’s not fair for me to guess that. And weight? I don’t know. Maybe on the smallish side — about 6 lbs. 11 oz, I’m going to say. I’ve only gained about 16 pounds myself — which is sort of a surprise since I’ve been eating ice cream by the truckload — so I can’t imagine the baby is too big. Although, in the middle of the night when he’s pressing on my bladder, he sure feels like a lead balloon.
Anyway, all this is to say: man, I’m exhausted. It’s really hit me this week. I can barely keep my eyes open these days, but at night I just toss and turn and can’t get more than a few hours sleep. All the pregnancy books I read say this is nature’s way of preparing me for the sleepless nights ahead with a newborn. Well, nature, I’d rather rest up and enjoy my final days of peace.
Since I’m so tired, I’m at loss for a good weekend open thread topic today. And since I certainly can’t top last week’s — I loved reading about all of you, by the way! — I’m going to leave this as a true open thread and invite you to discuss whatever you want: relationship woes, happy news, bad news, October!, fall recipes, what new shows you’re liking this season, what baseball teams you’re rooting for in the post season, etc., etc. Go crazy. And I’m gonna go take a nap. Happy Weekend, and Happy October (the month I’ve been waiting for all year…)!!
P.S. How great is the video above, released yesterday? Two of my faves: Paris and Adele.