Remember happy, energetic Maddie? She's gone now. 

Ahhh, I can remember the blissful stage of pregnancy like it was yesterday. The good 'ol days...when I could get out of bed without at least three attempts, when I peed an average amount of times during the day, and when leg cramps didn't wake me from a dead sleep every night.

Sleep? What's that? Will I ever sleep again? From what I hear, probably not. I feel like this is been preparation for the months to come.

Walking? More like waddling. I can't keep up with anyone I'm walking with anymore. My mind says, "GO!" but my body says, "NAH."

Oh, you're tired? No, you're not tired. YOU DON'T KNOW TIRED. Don't even get me started. When I hear someone complain of being tired (that isn't pregnant), I internally shriek because I know there is no comparable level of tiredness to what I feel right now.

I need to clean. Like, really clean. My house is never clean or organized enough. Do you know how hard it is to move around furniture and scrub toilets with a basketball attached to your belly? It's not easy. Try it if you don't believe me. Just make sure the basketball is 18" long and 5.5 pounds.

And oh man, I'm hungry. Not just a little hungry. It's more of 'I can't stop once I've started' type of hunger. I'm spending too much money at the grocery every week, but I can't stop. I'm making healthy(ish) choices, so I'm not too worried, but the guy at Wal-Mart Grocery Pick-up KNOWS ME BY NAME. (Mike, you're the best)

Basically, I'm ready to meet my baby boy. Of course I want him to stay inside my belly as long as he needs to, but I'm also counting down the days and hours until I can hold him.

I joke about being over pregnancy, but I really will miss it. I've had a fairly easy pregnancy compared to other people I've spoken to, so I feel lucky. This is such an incredible process and experience! However, I'm at the point now where I'm just ready!



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