11/01/2013

Pregnancy Diary: Week 37

1/11/13

37 Weeks Pregnant.



I am now FULL TERM and it feels good!

It's a bit confusing when I write these posts because as I type I am actually 38 weeks pregnant. I conceived on a Friday so my new week starts at the end of the week which means all my posts have been a little behind. I won't confuse you any further with that! 

But as you have read I am finally full term! As I always say the pregnancy has flown by but these last few weeks have really dragged. To think I may only have another 3 weeks to go is crazy. We are so excited and nervous like any first time parent should be. 

I've struggled again this week. I went through a couple of days where I was very swollen and sore, stiff back, shooting pains, cramps, insomnia and the nausea also returned. It would come in waves some parts of the day I would feel wonderful but others I would feel awful. Not long to go now though and I can't expect to feel fantastic at this point in my pregnancy.

I think my bump has got a bit bigger this week and it has dropped a little. Now when I sit down I feel like I can breathe easier and the bottom of my bump settles on the top of my thighs. Believe it or not I am still getting stretch marks, you wouldn't think it was possible to get any more but I am! I honestly have never seen someone with so many stretch marks, I think I should win some sort of award! 

I have a feeling the baby isn't back to back any more as his movements have gone back to how they were before. I feel his kicks on my far right hand side. His movements are more like squirms now as he is running out of space and it feels like there's a sea creature in there. Last night he stuck his foot right out of my side and I went to touch it and he kept it there while I gave it a stroke, it was amazing. I almost welled up. It was the first time that I knew for certain what part of him I was touching, he also didn't pull back he just left it there for me to touch. I will always remember that moment. When those moments happen you think there really is a baby in there. It's so hard to imagine my son in there. 

My next Midwife appointment is on Monday and I will be 38+3. I am looking forward to it cause I want to know if I am right about him not being back to back any more. Hopefully there won't be many more appointments after that one.

I've been having signs that labour isn't far off but I know it's all speculation. Some days I feel I won't be waiting much longer and others I think he's going to be overdue. For some reason I seem to have it in my head that I won't go into labour naturally, for some reason I just can't see it happening. Only time will tell and there's not much longer to wait now!

See you next week! (Or not!) 

8 comments:

  1. I hope all goes well and you don't have to wait too much longer.

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  2. Oo so exciting! I had a lot of period type pains before I gave birth and everyone said it was the start of labour but it went on for week! haha!

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

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  3. Oh wow you must be sooo excited, what a wonderful time and I hope it's not too long now.

    Laura x

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  4. Good luck! Fingers crossed you don't go overdue :)

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  5. Wow, what an amazing experience to have stroking his little foot. Can't imagine what that must have felt like!

    As always, wishing you all the best hun!

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  6. Good Luck Jenna! Hope you are feeling excited x

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