Cuz I got your burrito right here.
We got a little warm in there (winters in SF, ugh) but all in all a successful outing! Next time we're going to get Dad to do it.
Mabel's accomplishments upon her 21st day out if the womb:
Learned to stretch
Rolls over to her side
Can track mom and dad with her eyes
Can turn her head from side to side during tummy time
Power pooper (4 in a row!)
Sleeps up to 3.5 hours
Chased that jaundice away
Proud parents have already signed her up for Kumon.
I didn't think it possible for a human to pee more than two times in an hour. But like many things throughout pregnancy, my assumptions were defied and I have proof to the contrary. My pregnant body is like a human Brita., constantly needing a refill, followed by a unsatisfyingly low pressure output. (bam, how do you like that product placement. Bring it, SOMA filter, for a low low price, I'll compare you to any bodily function you want.)
Seriously, how do women who don't work from home or get to take leave before delivery deal? It's bad enough in an office environment where you have to get up from meetings or calls every 20 min. or speed walking past cubicles hoping no one tries to talk to you on the way to the bathroom. What about the women who are standing behind the counter at Starbucks, waiting for you to decide if you want Almond or Soy milk. Or the woman bus driver (tech bus drivers continue to unionize, yes!) Or your teacher. These moms deserve an award. Or you know, equal pay.
One last biology lesson before I end. Babies 'declares' its position by week 37 - meaning that the position it's in at that point in time will most likely be the position it's in during delivery. Ours made up its mind around week 34/35 (not a procrastinator, how odd.) which also explains its big noggin pressing on my bladder earlier. Since then the baby slowly descents, or 'drops' deeper into the pelvis. For some women the change is noticeable and happens quickly, for me it's been very gradual. As much as the pressure is unpleasant, I figure the closer to the exit baby gets, the better.