Monday, 23 March 2015

37 Week Pregnancy Update - Full Term


How far along? 37 weeks today.
Total weight gain: 29lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes for the most part, except in the photos in this post my top is from Topshop Petite range and I'm wearing Primark Mickey Mouse Pj bottoms :)
Stretch marks? Underside of my boobs (really faint) and a tiny one above my belly button piercing. I've not actually got the piercing in at the moment because I kept catching the pregnancy bar I bought.
Sleep: Sleep is awful. My hips and back ache when I wake up, and I'm also getting quite bad Carpal Tunnel which is worse in the morning. I found that scrunching up a blanket under and around my bump makes it more comfortable - more so than my pregnancy pillow.
Best moment this week: Saw my little boy again at my growth scan. But this was kind of a good and bad moment. His weight is great, in fact he's right on track...but he has a slightly larger head circumference (not unsurprising I don't think we're a small headed family) and that is somewhat terrifying to me - I have to push him out at some stage soon!!
Miss anything? I miss not aching. I miss feeling comfortable. And I cannot wait for a glass of wine!
Food cravings: Nothing specific...I'll eat anything.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I got sick twice when my husband and I went out a couple of weeks ago, but since then I've been fine.
Gender: Boy!
Labour signs: Braxton hicks, back pain, slightly too speedy digestion, shooting pain at the top of my right leg and I had menstrual cramps for a few hours last week that eased off in the evening. Baby's head is 2 or 3 5th's engaged according to my midwife, which is really good and explains the pressure down there!
Symptoms: Still getting some heartburn depending on what I eat. Carpal Tunnel, which is aching and pins and needles in your hands. I walk funny now because his head is really pressing on the right side of my pelvis.
Belly button in or out? I keep saying it's out, but it's only just slightly out. I've seen some women who have it really sticking out!
Wedding rings on or off: I've managed to get one ring off that I always wear, but my wedding and engagement rings are stuck!
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody and snappy! Apparently this is normal and can be a sign of pre-labor at this point.
Looking forward to: I'm in a state of 'living in the moment' right now because if I think too much about his arrival time will drag or I'll get really freaked out about birth. I've just been focusing on blogging lots (which I'm loving right now).


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