Week 31 – Movie Popcorn

Grab your popcorn

What a movie!

“I’m glad I got the advice to eat well – now I know I should…? A Comedy, I guess.” 

It’s getting tighter and cosier for the baby inside my belly. I can feel him moving more and more and some of his kicking punch against bones and bones. If this was a movie, what kind of movie would it be for him? Maybe Science Fiction.

For me, it’s been quite a mix of all movie genres. I am starting to get more and more unsolicited advice. From “make sure you are getting enough sleep”, “eat well” and, one of my favourites, “make sure you are enjoying this time because it’s only 9 months”. Sometimes it makes me smile because I know it comes with great intentions. Other times, it tickles the cynic in me. I’m glad I got the advice to eat well – now I know I should…? A Comedy, I guess.

Anyway, being tired has an impact on this. Having said, I think I’ve adjusted to the new levels of energy. If I am too tired to do more, I do less. Simple as that. Can’t really fight it. Definitely not an Action Movie. I’ll just make some popcorn (figuratively, because I was told to eat well).

Besides, at least now I have an option to do less. If I get pregnant again and there’s another child to care for at the same time, it won’t be as flexible. Ah, how exciting! Imagine that, a house full of kiddos, plotting their next adventure. 


The baby room seems to be ready but I wonder if I’m missing something. There’s not a lot, in the end, that the baby needs in the beginning. Or so I imagine. Warmth, love for daddy and mommy, a happy belly, sleeping, peace. We’ll soon find out. We are less than two months away from the big premiere. It’s still a mystery how another person will come out of my body, although he feels so real inside me. 

Massages, devices, miracle positions for birthing messages are popping up everywhere. These articles and ads promise a shorter, better, easier birth. I don’t know about you but it makes me more nervous instead of calmer. It’s like an airline consistently telling you they have it all figured out and the plane won’t crash. Drama. Somehow, I feel like it’s going to be okay. If possible, we will give birth in the water 🙂 It sounds wonderful for both baby and mommy. He has been in the water for 9 months, why not be born into something similar? Plus, it should help the body relax and stretch and do its miracle. 

No matter what, all is well as long as this movie has a happy ending.