Pregnancy Diary: Week 37


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!) 


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

  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

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

    Laura x

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

  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!

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

  7. I believe you are happy to be pregnant and everything goes well. Hopefully, you will get the chance to write me back:)

  8. Awww, this is so sweet. Grear idea. I will follow your advice when I got pregnate. This is my dream, for now I have death penalty research paper to finsh by the end of current week and lots of other assignments to do.