How far along? 39 weeks today!
Total weight gain: 33lbs...as far as I'm aware it's supposed to slow down at this point, but I have had so much less energy and slept a lot, so I shouldn't be surprised! The weight gain does scare me a bit though, especially seen as I've read other people's updates and I compare myself to how they've gained - silly really because everybody is different, as is every pregnancy!
Maternity clothes? Oh yes!! I feel huge!!
Stretch marks? Still only above my belly button ever so slightly and very faint white ones under my boobs!
Sleep: Crap!! I've got a bit of pregnancy insomnia and I also wake up aching multiple times throughout the night. I've been needing to sleep in the daytime because I don't think I'm fully rested when I get up in the morning.
Best moment this week: Really, there isn't any! I'm uncomfortable all the time and I'm starting to understand other pregnant ladies who just want their baby to arrive.
Miss anything? Having my body to myself and being able to do simple things like housework and walking.
Food cravings: None at all...although I've been eating a lot, I never really crave anything in particular, I just eat to fill a hole.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Occassionally I've felt a bit sick, but it's the stage I'm at rather than something in particular.
Labour signs: I've had loads of cramping, backache and braxton hicks this week - lots of ooh is it starting moments, but nothings come of it!
Symptoms: Heartburn, indigestion, swollen fingers, numb fingers on my right hand (carpal tunnel), braxton hicks, backache, very tired, difficulty walking and cramps. Oh and something I have forgotten to mention the past few weeks...my tummy is a bit unsettled. Sorry if this is a bit TMI, but on Mumsnet I've seen other pregnant ladies call it 'clear outs' in the lead up to labour - lovely!!
Belly button in or out? Still popping in and out.
Wedding rings on or off: On, but I want them off - just hoping my fingers don't swell any more! If I have one bit of advice for any pregnant ladies reading this, take your rings off once a day and when it gets difficult leave them off.
Happy or moody most of the time: Rarely happy right now, but not really moody, just a bit miserable I guess.
Looking forward to: Meeting my baby boy...I'm still a bit scared of how I'll cope when he arrives, but I want my body back and my baby out!
All my pregnancy updates seem to have been really moany...
But I have loved most of my pregnancy - I promise it's not all bad!
My hormones and moods have been great throughout. I've loved sharing my body with my baby and feeling him kick. It's just this last stage that is getting to me, as it does with most women I think.
I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend!