On Friday Val was able to breathe easier, and her heartburn wasn’t as bad, her hip joints hurt, and her tummy stuck out a little more.

Adding up those symptoms – we came to the conclusion she’s probably lightening.

Short version – what this means is that Max is probably 2-4 weeks away.

Which, of course, is slightly sooner than anticipated, but since he’s considered full term at 37 weeks, he should be right on the early side of being full term (i.e. 37-39 weeks) and hopefully will be nice and healthy when he comes out.

Cue my reaction:

I’m going to get the essentials of the ready-for-the-hospital pack ready, and watch for the really funky nesting signs from Val.