i mean, come on........you know you are with me on this one. if you have never been pregnant, and you ask someone how far along they are you want months! why? because we all know the '9 months' part of being pregnant (which is actually more like 10-ish or something weird like that)
and. when the preggo lady you're asking responds with "23 weeks"........ you're totally like "oh.....??" because 23 weeks means NOTHING to you. except for the fact that you are quickly dividing that by 4 and then trying to convert those weeks into months so you can both be on the same page.
but. once you are 'with child' you become a 'week-er'. EACH week is a success. EACH week is worth celebrating. and EACH week is a week closer to that magic number: 40 weeks.
there are many mini milestones, like the trimesters, the 20-week ultrasound, the 36ish week declaring you full term........etc......but EACH week is truly a celebration.
then. when you get to the 30's......and specifically that 36th week........you begin counting down days. and that means its so close you can taste it.
although, that's a bit freaky. because you don't taste babies.
but, well, actually, wait! you do taste them. i mean.........who hasn't wanted nibble on their little chunky arms and legs, and cheeks, and feet, and EVERY inch of them!?!?!?!?!
i, for one CAN'T wait to snack on my babygoodness :) (and yes, that sounds so wrong, yet SO right) if you haven't tried nibbling your lippies on a baby's skin. you can try it on babyleif. i'll let you. its better than rootbeer floats.
ok. but back to the whole week thing.
so back on FRIDAY i hit the 36 marker :)
and here, i'm trying to smile.......because yes, 36 weeks brings all sorts of "wow i have a basketball in my belly. and i can't bend over. and i can't sleep. and i pee too much" feelings......
so now.......cheers to 36 weeks AND AND AND (wait for it..........) 4 DAYS!
and in 3 DAYS i'll be to the 3 week countdown.........(37 weeks, ehemmm, your translation)
yeah, yeah..........someone's excited to meet this minimrleif.