I am 40 weeks pregnant. I have never been this pregnant. My abdominal muscles do not like it at all and they burn with all the stretching. I have no stretch marks on my skin but I often look to see if I can watch them happen. I guess on the inside of my body there are lots and lots of stretch marks. I wonder if my muscles will ever be normal again. It hurts pretty bad and I can't even laugh without feeling pain.
I think the worst part of being 40 weeks pregnant are all the comments from people. People are amazed I am working or that I showed up although I would have let them know if I had my baby and I wasn't going to show. People have to let me know how uncomfortable I look while they are sitting so comfortably in their chairs giggling at me. People automatically assume I will just be induced tomorrow since it is my due date.
Yes, I am 40 weeks pregnant.
Yes, I look really big.
Yes, the baby has dropped.
Yes, I am actually really uncomfortable.
No, I am not going to be induced just because I am a little overdue. I actually believe that my body knows what is going on and that it knows what to do in this whole situation. I don't think I need to interfere with the natural process yet. I think 42 weeks will be my limit but we will see.
And Scarlett loves to play with my outy belly button.