It’s time to feel big, fat and beautiful. Your baby is fully developed and growing rapidly in your womb. Remember to rest plenty – after all, you’re not doing it for yourself, you’re doing it for your child.
Your uterus is pushing against all your vital organs, making you short of breath. You may also experience heartburn and back pain. Pregnancy hormones are busy loosening your joints and ligaments in preparation for birth. This can make you less stable on your feet (you have stopped wearing high heels, right?) and cause pain when you move, bend, or pick up things.
You may not need to touch the bump in order to notice it move. Or lurch. Or roll. No doubt about it, it’s a real baby in there. A quick checklist for you: Baby car seat installed? Baby’s room insulated and painted? Baby clothes, washed and folded and put away?
The first few months with a newborn will be hectic. If you know your way around the kitchen, whip up a few casseroles and freeze them in dinner-sized portions. She will thank you when the baby’s here.
You are the size of a pineapple. Although your skeleton is hardening, the bones in your head won’t fuse together, in order to make your journey through the birth canal easier.