It seems like in the past couple of weeks I've REALLY grown and am definitely starting to feel the extra weight now. My feet get a little tired if I'm on them too much and they are also still swollen and don't fit into much besides sandals. I still feel really good and not really much has changed minus the growth. Still don't like hunks of meat or Chinese food, still do like sweets but I'm not as bad as I was about it, still have pretty decent energy and am pretty mobile, still struggling with any type of shoe that has a strap or tie. I guess one new development is I'm starting to get the heartburn/indigestion that everyone talks about. I don't have it all the time or all day but when I wake up in the middle of the night for whatever reason (hungry, China pestering me, etc.) that seems to be when I notice it. I still luckily don't really have back pain. I think it's because of our glorious bed which I can't speak highly enough of. What a difference a great bed makes.
We went to the first of our preparation classes last Saturday and I found it really helpful.. Even though I have read several books, researched on the internet, and talked to several people it was nice getting the first hand perspective of someone trained in birthing (our teacher was a doula). She was very informative about all aspects of labor and delivery and I liked having an interactive experience. It was also helpful to tour the birthing and recovery rooms and know exactly where to go and what to expect when the time comes. The birthing rooms are SO NICE! They are huge and really decorated nicely and contain giant whirlpool tubs, tempurpedic beds, pull-out beds, all kinds of labor aids, ipod/device hookups, etc. And you labor and deliver in the same room. Apparently that is not the case at all hospitals but I'm really glad it is at mine.
We have a lot of the nursery done and really just need a few more things on the walls and a glider/ottoman. Other than finishing up our classes and finalizing a few last little things to prepare for baby I think we're getting pretty close to having everything ready. So I guess the countdown begins. A little less than 8(ish) weeks to go!