[[From Doctor]] "Well, the average for women to gain in their entire pregnancy is between 25-35 pounds... but I think you'll be gaining a little above average. But don't worry about it, its just a number."
That was right before he told me they don't/won't induce labor until the 41st week of pregnancy. I mean, I am all about having this boy when he's all set and ready, but when he (inevitably) comes tearing through me at like 10+ pounds, you'll know where my finger of blame will be pointing. But, you know, 10 is just a number.
If you had told me to guess how much I would gain this whole pregnancy, I would have said 20 pounds, maybe 25. Have I mentioned yet how uncomfortable that much weight is to carry??
Needless to say, as uncomfortable as I am, the thought of going into labor still scares me...call it ignorance but I really try not to think about it too much. I know it will happen and I know it will probably hurt. And I feel like maybe that's all I really care to know about right now. Maybe once I get up to 40 pounds and there's nowhere for my stomach to go but to assimilate into my lungs, maybe then labor won't seem so bad.
Don't get me wrong, I know I am blessed to be able to carry a child, and it fills my whole being with happiness when I can feel him moving around and know that he is OK. I just can't believe I still have three months to go....
are all pregnancies this long??