Today i am 38 week's and 2 day's pregnant and i now only have less then one week of pregnancy left. It feels so strange knowing that in a few days time i will have my baby and that i wont be going overdue this time around. I am starting to get very nervous about the birth now though , i am not sure why as i have been lucky and had two normal straightforward easy birth's with the girls and i have also been induced before in my first pregnancy so i know what to expect. I guess it is just last minute nerves and the fact i am a born worrier in life and i just hope everything goes o.k and everything is o.k with baby .
|Bump has grown a lot in a few weeks!|
When i was exactly 37 week's i had my last midwife appointment before baby is born and my urine and blood pressure were normal. I got to hear baby's heartbeat and everything seemed perfect with him. My bump was measured and is now measuring 39 weeks so its two weeks ahead now - maybe he is not such a small baby after all. But baby has not engaged yet and is still quiet high above my pelvis, which is normal when you have had a baby before but it could make induction difficult as they can not break my waters until baby is engaged due to the risk of cord prolapse.
I have really struggled with pregnancy this week i have been suffering from lots of cramps and braxton hicks which are uncomfortable rather then painful. I have also started to get lower back ache and my hips and legs have been achy too and i have been getting lots of cramps in my legs and feet. Getting comfortable in bed is a nightmare and i even find it painful and a struggle to roll over in bed now. I have not been sleeping well due to the fact i can not get comfortable and i am constantly needing a wee during the night so i feel so tired all the time and have no energy at all at the moment. I have also started to get mild heartburn the last few days but luckily yogurts and milkshakes seem to help. And i seem to go through stages of either being so hungry and eating loads to having no appetite and hardly eating at all some days.
|37 week bump|
My bump feels so big this week i am sure it has doubled in size recently, i just feel like i am going to pop and even my maternity tops are not covering my tummy now. I made the mistake of weighing myself for the first time this pregnany and i have gained over three stone in weight since i had surgery in october no wonder i feel like such a whale! Baby is still really active but his kicks are starting to hurt now especially if he rolls from side to side. My bump has also been feeling really heavy and i get loads of low down pressure when i am standing up or walking.
I have eventually got sorted for baby's arrival at last, the hospital bag's are packed and ready to go i just need to buy some drinks and snacks to add to them. And we have most of baby's things now we just need to get a few small things like extra wipes and tins of milk in for him.
I have reached the stage of pregnancy where i want to nest but i am finding it impossible as i have Sophia all day and i can not get any housework done with her about and the other half leaves the house for work at 7am and returns home at 7pm. I just want the house all nice and clean and tidy and cleared out so i can bring baby home to a nice house and at the moment the house really is just a mess and is in desperate need of a good clear out and it is really getting to me- the things us mums worry about.
I have also been feeling a bit emotional at times and have cried for no reason recently , damn hormones! I have also realised that i am wanting to go out less and less as i just get uncomfortable when i am out. I feel so bad for the girls though being stuck at home all the time when i should be taking them on nice days out. And i also feel really bad that Chloe is having to help me with Sophia sometimes when she should not have to as she is still a child herself and she should be going on nice days out and having fun like we normally do.
Anyway's that is all that has been happening this week i can not believe that the next pregnancy post i write will be my very last one!