The little guido is almost ready to make his debut!
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is starting to feel the telltale signs that her pregnancy is in its final stages. Fans who’ve been following her on Twitter – and she’s been tweeting a lot lately – have seen her report that she’s having sleeping problems (“I wake up at 4 ready to go and then I fall asleep at 8 and don’t wake up till 1230″), relaxing at home (“Taking it easy today”) and feeling huge (“I’m legit a meatball!”).
But yesterday, she revealed the biggest clue that her due date is near when she tweeted, “Braxton [H]icks are killing me!”
As most moms know, Braxton Hicks contractions are a pregnancy symptom that can occur anytime after 20 weeks but that get stronger toward delivery time. The uterus starts to flex in preparation for childbirth, making the abdomen hard and contorted. They can mimic the real thing, but are more infrequent and less strong than labor contractions.
We already know that Snooki is very close to her due date – in late July, she revealed that she had just one month to go. So judging by the size of her bump and the symptoms, it’s very possible that little Lorenzo LaValle could make his appearance this week or early next!
If Snooki’s contractions become stronger or more frequent (four or more in an hour), or if she experiences any discharge, that’s the cue for her to head for the hospital ASAP.
In the meantime, take a look at these new pictures she’s tweeted in the last few days. Just because a girl is going to have a baby any minute now doesn’t mean she can’t have fun showing off her hairdos and baby crafts!
What do you think? Will we be seeing the birth announcement before the weekend?
[Photos: via Twitter/Instagram]
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