Today, I have reached the 7 month mark in this surrogate pregnancy. I feel huge, though I don't think I look it (yet) and my doctor says it's only because this is baby #5, not because he's the size of a toddler.
With less than 2 weeks until my older kids return to school and about 3 weeks until my three-year-old starts preschool, the summer is quickly winding down. On one hand, I'm thrilled because we've been SO busy all summer, I feel like I've run several marathons in the last few months. On the other hand, that means all the fun summer activities, like camps and amusement parks will be done. But that's okay - this lady needs a break. I feel very strongly that I need to tone down the physical activity to make sure Baby M doesn't arrive before his Dads get here so a laid-back couple of weeks is definitely in order!
Baby M is a very active little guy. He likes to roll and kick just about every time I hold still long enough to feel it. He's up to around 4 pounds now and still has lots more growing to do. At some point, I'm going to make an official "prediction" on weight and length. Not yet - maybe around 8 months. At this moment though, I'm thinking that despite only having gained about 16 pounds so far, this baby is going to be about 8 pounds - maybe a few ounces more.... I guess it really depends on how long he bakes in there.
I'm also looking forward to getting to see Baby M's dads again. It's been a long time since the transfer.... hoping they arrive early enough to visit a little before he makes his appearance!