I hate this picture because you can tell that: a) I have not showered, and b) I was up even more than usual the night before. Not that an 8-months-pregnant woman sleeps much any night, but that night was particularly bad. However, the photo really does show the growth of Baby Sister (click here to compare to 3.5 weeks ago). I still don't have that "beached whale" feeling that all of my friends describe re: the final weeks... but I definitely can see how that feeling is fast approaching. And just in the past 2-3 days I've started feeling some noticeable Braxton Hicks contractions (a couple of which have been so strong they've jolted me awake in the night). Baby sister is a Mover And A Shaker (nothing could make her Papi and I more proud than if she grows up to be a grown-up Mover And A Shaker)... she is all over the place in there and is virtually never in the head-down position. Here's hoping that she gets into that position soon, because her favorite 'fully-horizontal-way-up-high-in-the-uterus-pushing-into-my-ribcage-position' is definitely getting old fast. It is not comfortable for me, and getting less and less comfortable by the day. Less than 7 weeks 'till Baby Sister is due. We're crossing some things off the To Do List, but the list is massive.