Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

I am now 39 weeks but this is what happened at 38 weeks. Sorry this post is so late. I have been so tired and napped a couple of times this week as Andy has been off work and has looked after Annabelle while I slept.

38 Weeks

38 Weeks Side

38 Weeks Front

I am: 38 weeks.
I’m wearing: A maternity T-shirt from Mothercare. I bought this three years ago during my last pregnancy. My trousers are non-maternity from Hollister and I like wearing them as they’re really comfy especially around the waistband.
I weigh: 150lbs/68kg
I’ve gained: Another 2lbs/1kg since last week. I feel like I’m always hungry at the moment but I get full really quickly so it’s the case of little but often.
How I’m feeling: I’d really like baby out now. I’m having crazy dreams, finding it hard to sleep, to walk and generally uncomfortable. At least the end is in sight.
Highlight: I had a surprise baby shower this week which was really sweet. I received presents for me, Annabelle and the baby. We had lots of cake, spicy noodles and it was when a lot of our toddlers were at nursery so it was almost child-free. We could actually have a conversation without the little ones tugging on our arms and covering us in food!
The baby is: Well my bump is measuring at 39 weeks rather 38 so it is slightly over the regular size for this stage of development. Either that or I’ve eaten too much fruit and chocolate.
Food cravings: So many sweet cravings. I am eating blueberries every time I open the fridge. I’m also having apples, bananas and chocolate. Wispa biscuits are my favourite but I’m also partial to a few Fabulous Fingers.
Symptoms: Getting a decent night’s sleep is my biggest issue at the moment. I keep having dreams that I’m in labour and they are so vivid that I wake up confused as to whether I had any symptoms or not. I’m still not able to walk very far. Only an average of 3,000 steps a day.
My body: More of the same. Still big and looking unattractive with purple marks, lots of veins and stretch marks on my belly.
Any mood swings? Moody, irritable and tired. Not much fun for others.
I’m looking forward to: Not being pregnant and having the baby to cuddle.

Thank you for coming along on this pregnancy journey with me and please click on the link if you’d like to read more of my pregnancy posts! Bx

Pregnancy Update: 37 Weeks

37 weeks… I have been growing a baby for 37 weeks! What a crazy thought. I may only have 4 more pregnancy posts left.

Week 37 Bump

Week 37 Side

Week 37

I am: 37 weeks.
I’m wearing: An ASOS maternity vest that I bought in the sale for £5! I’ve been wearing it all summer and have been struggling to stay at a comfortable temperature recently. I’m either too hot or too cold so I’ve been wearing layers to help. The jeans are same as always, Leigh maternity from Topshop.
I weigh: 148lbs/67kg
I’ve gained: 2lbs/1kg since last week. I go through waves where I feel like I’m constantly hungry or I have no appetite at all. A happy medium would be nice.
How I’m feeling: Tired, uncomfortable, irritable, the list could go on. Add a cold to the mix. It’s so frustrating that I can only take paracetamol as I really feel like I need something industrial strength to help shift it.
Highlight: The only good thing about being ill is curling up on sofa watching Disney movies with Annabelle. We have introduced her to Monsters Inc. and The Little Mermaid. She wasn’t that interested in the latter.
The baby is: almost ready to enter the world but if it stays put for another two weeks its lungs and brain will fully mature. The baby’s movements are feeling really strong and can often hurt as they feel like jabs. I don’t think Annabelle was as strong or moved as much as this baby but she did move a lot.
Food cravings: A lot of sweet cravings rather than savoury. I am eating a lot of fruit (apples and pears) and chocolate. I’ve wanted to have blueberries and raspberries but they are quite tart as they’re not really in season.
Symptoms: It’s really difficult to walk as my hips feel like they need to be clicked into place. I’m getting a lot more cramps instead of Braxton Hicks. The baby is waking me up in the middle of the night so I need to go to the toilet a lot and I’m not getting a decent night’s sleep. I’m not tired enough to nap during the day though.
My body: Is getting too big for maternity clothes. I have to wear a lot of jumper dresses instead of T-shirts as they are getting a bit short. At least I can wear comfy regular tights and leggings underneath.
Any mood swings? Yes, I’m very moody and irritable as I’m tired and moving is difficult.
I’m looking forward to: Meeting the baby! I know if it stays in for another week or so that it’s beneficial for the baby but I’m not feeling great and really want to take some cold and flu medicine.

Sorry if the post sounds a bit moany so thanks for reading and click on the link if you’d like to read my more positive pregnancy posts! Bx