Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Last Stretch

Before I talk about the pregnancy I wanna take a minute and talk about how utterly devastating the earthquake in Haiti has been. I'm not there, I don't know. But I remember the 1992 earthquake in Cairo (we were living there at the time), and I can only imagine what's happening in Haiti. My heart goes out to all the families that have lost loved ones. I'm glad that my friends there are for the most part accounted for and are safe and sound.

Today marks 30 weeks of my pregnancy.

I can't believe I'm going to have a baby in 10 weeks. Given the way this pregnancy has been going, the baby will be here in less than 10 weeks!

I've been trying to get things ready. I don't have a nursery because our place is fully furnished and I can't clear out one of the rooms, but we bought everything that would fit in a nursery and will just scatter it around. We're moving into our own house by the end of the year, so I can concentrate on decorating the nursery then.

I'm really tired most of the time, hardly get any sleep, have lots of PAINFUL leg cramps, and have resorted to rolling off the bed and the couch. Lovely.

I mean, look at me:

Yes folks, that would be a grand total of 40 pounds heavier! *applause*

No, I'm not overeating and I am not diabetic. It's just the way that it is, and I don't want to hear any advice from anyone about how much weight "I should" gain. In my experience, you have very little control over it.

I'm enjoying these last few weeks with my husband and my dogs. My favorite time of day is bedtime when we all lay in bed together. We play with the dogs, feel the baby kicking, talk about what's to come, say our I love yous, and fall asleep. Although I get lonely and bored, I know I'm going to look back and miss these nights.


Nitya Sivasubramanian said...

Are you sure you're not carrying twins? Maybe triplets even? Or is Bobo just the mondo hugest baby ever! Can't wait to see her!

Shefali said...

For the record, "Ooops" is a MUCH better name than Bobo.

Akash and I will gladly provide our naming services as required.

Nitya Sivasubramanian said...

Shefali, have you seen pictures of Hend as a baby?

From Fashion Week 2009's "Inspired by Bobo"
I present to you...

Some girl said...


Ohh Nitya