Looks like we made it….. Woooooo. This morning our baby is officially classed as term and as long as all is ok when she is born she won’t require any special treatment. I am still in shock that she managed to stay in.
Last night I definitely felt like she was making her approach. I had ALL the classic labour symptoms but no I’m still here bump in tow for another day. Part of me really wants her to just be here..now. However I know that I don’t really have the energy for labour at the moment, thanks to all these contractions I’ve barely slept in days and I have a cold/sore throat so so its probably best she waits inside a little longer. Would be nice to have a pain free day today and I am dreaming of just how good a hot tub would feel…
So at 37 weeks what is new? Not much.
Still ice and teeth brushing but everything else seems to have disappeared for now.
Haven’t really gained any weight again this week, in fact last week I lost a few pounds – apparently this is common close to labour.
Baby has dropped so bump is a lot lower, feet are starting to swell more and my breasts are more tender. My appetite is poor, I force food down most of the time.
She is head down and fully engaged – this means lots of pressure down below and I’m generally sore all day unless I’m in the bath. Despite being engaged she manages to move a lot especially at night and when I’m eating.
The nesting instinct is definitely there, the energy to do it..not so much but slowly things are getting done. My bathroom is almost complete thanks to my other half and his dad so that’s one less stress. All of babys items such as clothes, nappies, car seat etc are ready to go.
We still have no names…HELP.
I am so cranky and grumpy most of the time. I try to mask it most of the time and I think I do a pretty good job but I hate feeling this way. It’s been a hard 9 months and I’m really looking forward to this pregnancy completing.
I’ve been very lucky all along with the level of support from both my other half and all of family. Couldn’t have done it without them and particularly now they are a great help. Izzy is still making every day happier for us and is so funny I can’t help but smile when she is around.
Latest bump shots:
That’s all for now.. Hopefully my next post will be introducing my baby girl 😀
Franglaise Mummy says
I’m so glad you made it this far and can’t wait to hear the big news, hope you manage to get some rest before the big day. You are welcome to L’s middle name if you like it, it’s French but I think works Ok in English, it’s Elodie. Enjoy trying to find a name! Xx
Aw thanks, Elodie was actually on our short list as I really really LOVE French names but my other half isn’t keen unfortunately. I think we are getting closer to finding one though! X
Colette ("We're going on an adventure ....") says
I’ve just hit 38 weeks today – role on birth announcements from both of us soon x
good luck lovely! so exciting! xx
Ruth Davies says
Sounds like you’ve had a tough pregnancy! Good luck with the last two or three weeks and hope you get your hot tub soon! 🙂
Tory Knowles says
Congratulations and I hope she makes a wonderful appearance very soon.
Thank you lovely x
Aww, this is the second post I’ve read this evening of a mum about to have their baby. It’s making me feel properly broody seeing your progression, I loved being pregnant. Hope that you don’t have to wait that much longer for your little one.
Nipping over from blogsRus share thread.