Dec 24 2012
So, um, let’s see what has been happening as of late…
I am currently 21 weeks and 2 days pregnant (leaving me with a whole 18 weeks and 5 days to go, if my baby decides to be considerate like myself and my siblings were and arrive on the scheduled date. Which, judging by it’s behaviour so far, is unlikely. Selfish git…)
I know I am this pregnant (to the day!) because I have become one of those damn creepy baby app junkies that I used to quietly ridicule.
I also seem to post a lot of baby related shit on Facebook. Which I kinda used to ridicule as well. On the plus side, it’s not often cutsey, and my sister has admonished me more than once for talking about her future niece/nephew/whatever the hell it is going to be in a derogatory manner. That’s mainly because she isn’t the one getting kicked constantly, or having to give up booze over a birthday, Christmas, New Year, Easter, four weddings (including my sister’s, where I get to be a whale sized Maid of Honour) and Anzac Day. Yes, I have marked all forthcoming alcohol related occasions with a frowny face on my calendar. Don’t judge me, I miss my booze, damn it.
I’m giving myself minor heart attacks on a regular basis about totally stupid shit. What seemed like an easy decision (using cloth nappies rather than disposable) has become a fricking nightmare. Why are there so many types? How the hell do I wash these things in my uncooperative front loader? Do I need more liners? Do I stock up now, or stock up later? Do I splurge on the cuter prints? (actually, that’s an easy one. Yes, yes I do.)
Then there is the fact that I keep spending money on baby crap, which means I am not going to be out of most of my debt before I have maternity leave, which means I am royally screwed. Seriously. I need to win the lottery already.
I’d put up some of my belly pics, but I’m lazy. Instead, let me direct you to my Instagram feed, which is entirely composed of belly pics as of late, and will be for the forseeable future. Eventually, I will collate them all so I can see just how big I have gotten over time. Probably when I am more near the 35 week or so mark, and time is nearly up. One can only hope. The human gestation is stupidly long, I don’t care what anyone says. We should cut 3 months off this deal and be done with it, even if that does result in more stretch marks.
In exciting news, it’s Christmas tomorrow, I am on holidays for the next 5 weeks, and I am planning on sitting in my pool for most of that time.