There’s a lot of books and a whole lot of talk about being pregnant. You hear a lot about conception, and you here SO MUCH about what to expect when you’ve given birth, but there’s a part of having a baby that you usually don’t hear too much about. That’s being nine months pregnant. Everyone skips over that to birth and having a baby around the house, but even though it doesn’t last very long, the, ‘I’m nine months pregnant’ stage feels like it last YEARS, and there’s plenty that you should be expecting.
That includes eating, drinking, sleeping, and existing in your own skin. At this point, you’ll be begging to get that baby out of you, even if it has to pop from your stomach alien-style.
Which sucks, because you look about as attractive as a water birth. That said, you know you’ve got a keeper of a man if he manages to get you off and make you feel sexy at this point.
All good things to know, right? And hey, only some of them sound absolutely horrifying and disgusting, so that’s a plus!
And *spoiler alert* it will happen, so just get over that fear and get that baby out.
It’s a process where blood from your baby’s umbilical cord is stored, in case your family needs it for emergency procedures in the future. It’s nifty, but it sure is expensive. That one’s up to you.
And that plan will get totally scrapped by the time the baby comes out. Yeah, get used to that.
And it’ll be a long list that you leave unfinished. Don’t worry! It’s time to go and meet your baby.
Get ready for plenty of phone calls, all of them from relatives and friends asking you if you’re going into labour yet. Maybe just record a new message on your voicemail. ‘I’m not picking up right now, but it’s probably not because I’m going into labour. Please stop asking.’
And you should! By all means, be ready. This is an exciting time, and you’re nearly at the end of this whole pregnancy business. Take a deep breath and remember to enjoy yourself.