I get asked these questions a lot, so I thought I'd share the answers here, especially for my friends who don't get to see me on a regular basis.
How are you feeling?
Feeling great, actually. I managed to keep up with everyone at our Disneyland trip last week (post & pics coming soon!), so I still have enough energy. I'm usually ready to go to bed by 9:30, which wasn't unusual pre-pregnancy, but the difference is now I'm really ready for bed.
When are you due?
January 25. So...right now I'm at 26/40 weeks, which is roughly the beginning of my 7th month. The month thing is actually pretty confusing to me since we commonly count a pregnancy term as 9 months, but the medical field counts it as 10.
Do you know/want to know the baby's gender?
It's a surprise! Actually, we do know, but we are keeping it a surprise for everyone else. I could go on a long rant about this if you like, but I'll refrain.
Do you have names picked out?
Not exactly. We've talked a little bit about names. I want uncommon names, Chris wants names that are versatile. We've discussed some possibilities, but are waiting until we meet the baby to name him/her. Currently, we're calling it Goober.
Do you feel the baby moving/kicking?
Yes, I do! So far, that's my favorite part about being pregnant. It really makes me realize that there's a whole other being in there, moving around independently. It's pretty fun. Goober kicks me a lot.
Are you still riding your bike?
Yes! And it feels good, so I'm going to keep doing it until I feel too uncomfortable or unsafe. I'm a little slower than I was, but otherwise, no complaints.
Do you get maternity leave?
I do - I'll be taking 12 weeks off to figure this whole new baby thing out. I'm sure I'll need it.
Are you planning to go back to work?
I was surprised to be asked this question - of course I will! I love my job, and Goober will be well-cared for by Chris most of the time. My schedule can be pretty flexible when needed, so we should be just fine.
Did I miss any?