10/27/2013

Pregnancy Diary: Week 36

27/10/13

36 Weeks Pregnant.


Week 36 was one eventful week. It stared off with a midwife appointment on the Monday and everything was fine. It was another in and out appointment. Blood pressure good and babies heartbeat great. I was even measuring a little better too, no longer was measuring big but more his ideal. He was also 2/5 engaged! I felt amazing and the midwife even commented on well I looked. I left the appointment feeling fantastic and really happy at how things were progressing.

A few days later I became a little worried as the baby hadn't been moving as much as usual. I had felt him move but his routine and movements had totally changed. I decided to give the midwife unit a ring. They told me to come in to make sure everything was ok. I went in and first thing the midwife did was have a feel at the baby. She told me he was now fully engaged and that he had gone back to back. When she told me that everything clicked into place, that was why his movements are different because he has switched positions. I was glad there was a reason for the change and that it wasn't all in my head. She hooked me up on the monitor for half an hour just to be certain and true to form he started kicking away. Everything was fine and a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.




As the week continued and the baby engaged further I became really sore. My whole lower back, thighs and down below were painful and stiff and I could barely walk. I think it was mainly due to him changing to back to back which is why it was so painful. I felt like this for a few days but thankfully it did subside.

My symptoms are still the same as the previous few weeks and I do feel a lot more tender how he is engaged. I'm feeling a lot of changes and pains where I hadn't before. I keep reminding myself that these pains are good, it means he is getting ready. 


My bump growth is less noticeable as the weeks go by but I do feel small for 36 weeks. Since he went back to back my lower bump has sort of deflated somewhat, kind of like a popped balloon! It is also insanely itchy! I have a feeling I may have a growth spurt in the next few weeks.

Now there are only a few more weeks to go I think we both may explode with excitement! I don't think it has totally sunk in yet. We finally decided on a middle name for him this week too which will be Nicholas after his Daddy! Noah Nicholas.

It's been a week of lots of ups and downs but it means we are getting to that final hurdle and our boy is within our grasp. We love him so much. 

18 comments:

  1. That must have been scary to not feel him kicking, hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.
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  2. I am happy for you that little Noah is ok... I guess he is a bit bored by now so he decided to take a little trip around his room...
    Stay positive as it is only few more weeks.
    Take care.

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    1. That is a good way to think about it, ha ha! Thank you. Hope he won't be long now x

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  3. So glad everything is ok!! It is so scary when you don't feel them move as much x

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    1. It really is and it's better to get it checked out! x

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  4. You have such a cute baby bump. I hope everything goes well for you.

    xx

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  5. Aw lovely name! Those last few weeks are uncomfortable but just imagine him making his way out, it's all worth it :)

    Kerry @ Lived With Love! | Mummy, Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. Thanks Kerry! Not much longer to go now x

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  6. Both of my babes were b2b. Did they give you any advice? Its not ideal positioning x

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    1. I know, I've heard a lot of horror stories. I think he may of moved back around as I am feeling him in his usual place again but I will see at my next midwife appointment xx

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  7. Oh wow how exciting, it's really good that you told your midwife he had not been moving. On my due date I realised my little one hadn't moved for about 2 days, so they put me on the monitor and realised his heart rate was dropping and I had to be rushed in for a emergency c-section if I hadn't said anything or left it for another day I don't know what would of happened, so very happy I said something. I am so happy for you that everything is going well and your having a healthy pregnancy :)

    Laura x
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    1. Thank heavens you did. That is such a scary thought. Glad you were both ok. Thanks for the well wishes :) x

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  8. I'm glad you and baby Noah are okay, lovely name choice too.

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  9. Your baby bump is so cute and neat. I'm glad everything was ok and I hope everything goes well with the birth.

    ...And Noah Nicholas, how cute is that!! You'll have to get him a blanket or something with him name or initials on, would be so cute.

    Kate H (UK Bloggers)
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  10. Gorgeous name! I love your bump :)

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