26.5.12

280. 37 week pregnancy update!

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37 weeks (+4), less than three weeks to go! Full term, no joke, this baby could make his entrance ANY day now! It seems so surreal, quite possibly because my bump is still quite little (compared to some, for me I feel huuge!) - my neighbour earlier was saying how she thought I was 6months gone, she was amazed when I said I had just over two weeks to go! With Daniel though I had the same reactions, I went 6 days overdue & people's eyes would pop out of their head when I answered "When are you due?" I like to think I carry my babies well hidden, I'm definitely not complaining!

Kiddo's the size of a winter melon (?) measuring around 18.9 to 20.9 inches & weighing about 6.2-9.2 pounds, gaining around half a pound each day! Woah! Daniel was 8lb 8oz when he was born, I think (hope) his little brother will be around the same.

My bump is very 'neat' & touch wood, no stretch marks, though I think the scar on my belly button has got worse. Fingers firmly crossed they stay away, I'm nearly through my bottle of Bio Oil! I'm contemplating getting my boys and their birthdates tattooed on my ribs, but I'm a little worried it would stretch with another pregnancy? I have a little one low on my hip and that hasn't been affected at all, and I suppose if I got it far enough back it wouldn't. I'll think about it for another while, plus I'll only do it if my body goes back to 'normal'anyway! with Daniel I didn't have to work very hard at all to get my body back, but this time I am prepared to put in some effort, my parents are fitter than I am!!

Sleeping has become incredibly difficult, we've had amazingly hot weather this week which I'm really trying not to complain about (I'd much rather it be hot than cold but it can get pretty uncomfortable - my feet are SO swollen!) but it means hot & stuffy nights. Combined with a toothache (I NEED to call the dentist next week!) and my legs cramping a zillion times a night, jam getting very little sleep. Just getting me ready though I suppose! I've been being very good & not waking to play on my phone or read, just trying my darnedest to get back to sleep! Colin wants to get up early tomorrow to watch some sport, so hopefully I'll get a lie in and catch up a little!

The weather has been so lovely, and we've had a busy week, Mama's knackered out! We've been to three parties, two playdates, a visit to Grandma's and a shopping trip to get Daniel some 'summer' clothes! I've been falling asleep on the sofa by 10pm (it's 9:56 right now and my eyes are struggling!) but it's only going to get worse right? Everyone keeps asking if I'm 'ready' & I never know how to answer! We have all the things ready, and I feel I'm ready, but every time I feel something weird or move too quickly I absolutely freak out! I have one more week at work and then he can make his appearance whenever he likes, I am getting pretty impatient & uncomfortable 80% of the time!! I'm about to go and lie down because it might encourage him to move out of my hip & rib!!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
Xxx

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  1. I hear you! I'm loving this Summer weather but when you're heavily pregnant, it causes no end of problems. My feet are swollen too.

    I can't believe you're still at work. I'd be terrified of my waters breaking in the office!!! I'm 35+2 and I finish on Wednesday. I can't wait :)

    x

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    1. Very true! Though I'd much rather it be hot than cold (my coat doesn't fit me anymore!) it isn't all that comfortable!!

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  2. You look so lovely and healthy :) Is that a H&M dress? So exciting that you are nearly at the end! x

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    1. Thankyou lovely!! :) Yes it is!! I knowww, zip can't wait!!

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