We are truly in the final countdown now. We had our last growth scan on Monday and Mr. McBaby is approximately 7 lbs 12 oz. and the Doctor is predicting he will be over 9 lbs. OUCH! I think I have my six foot tall husband who himself was way over 9 lbs to thank for that. I am attempting a vbac, but I have less than 3 weeks to go into labor on my own before they will make me do another c-section (w00f). Eviction notices have been served, Sir McBaby. My bag is packed, I finished his nursery yesterday, and starting tomorrow I am going to hop on the treadmill and set it to “labor” to try and walk this baby out.
The last few weeks of this pregnancy have been rough, I have easy first trimesters and tough thirds I guess because I have been in constant pain…BUT! I am proud to report that unlike last time when I surrendered to the heat of summer and spent three months in moomoos, this time I have actually managed to get myself properly dressed every day until the end! Which has done wonders for my mental health. And I have to thank a few all-star separates for getting me here.
The MVPs being the bottoms. The J.Crew Minnie was great at the beginning, but did not grow well with me past about 6 months…Then my GAP zipper pants were faves until finally they became too uncomfortably tight on my belly last month. But these three have been real pals from the beginning right on down to the bitter end:
David Lerner Cropped Leggings & David Lerner Zipper Leggings: No matter how you feel about leggings as pants in life, at some point in your pregnancy they will be the only acceptable pant. I have bought every maternity legging out there, Old Navy & Gap- which I usually favor, just don’t have enough substance to their leggings. If you bend over at any point while wearing them, it’s a peep show. These are pricey, but well worth it. They are thick, there is no see-through moment here AND they have a light spanx like quality that makes you feel smoothed and secure. I really like the detail on the zipper leggings, makes things feel more pant-like.
J Brand 34112 Maternity Rail Jeans: I have bought many pairs of maternity jeans, and these are The Ones. They are soft, but tight enough to be flattering, I like that they aren’t the full panel, and they have grown with me until the bitter end. I have bought several JBrand styles, and the rest of them were good at the beginning, but at this point they are all just too tight. These have enough give, and I have an emotional connection to them for sticking with me.
Ok, now all of you need to give me tips on getting this baby out in a neighborly way. Please and Thank You.