Tuesday, 11 August 2015

38 Weeks Update

Today marks 1 week until my due date, seriously how did that happen?! I'm getting pretty anxious now, with a couple of false labour pains, I'm overthinking as to whether I'll know when it's the real deal or not. I've heard you most certainly do though!

I've been pretty miserable this week and fed up, the heat returned momentarily for the weekend and we had my parents over to stay after not seeing them for 2 months. After a lot of walking, I hoped it'd do something but apparently not! Feeling huge and it's difficult getting out of bed, off the sofa..you name it. Sorry to be such a moany minnie this week but I'm sure everyone feels the same at this stage!

38 Week bump | Organising the drawers in the best way possible, I wonder how long it'll stay tidy for!
How far along? 39 Weeks.
Total weight gain: 18.9lbs. This surprised me from last week as it means I've put on nearly 3lbs in one week after not gaining for weeks. According to my app, I've put on the most of my weight in my very last months which sounds about right.
Maternity clothes? Nope, I've been meaning to go and get measured for a nursing bra but it's half an hours drive to my local shops so I'm plucking up the energy!
Stretch marks? Even more after my recent last minute weight gain I'm sure!
Sleep: Extremely disrupted, minus last night where I got tons of sleep - first time in a while I promise you! Generally keep waking up to go to the toilet or just in pain from various things, doesn't make a great combination.
Best moment this week: Seeing my parents and knowing how close it is until our princess is finally here.
Miss anything? Being mobile, walking without being in agony and generally life without my bump sadly as much as I want her here!
Food cravings: Chocolate, ice and freezing cold drinks - mainly Dandelion & Burdock.

Purchases of the week - beautiful Puffin Dress from Boden. I absolutely love this dress, it's the favourite item I've bought so far! | Dribble bib from Bilibib-dot-com on eBay. I love this because it matches the fabric lettering with her initials on!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing in particular, just gone off food.
Gender: Girl!
Labour signs: Exactly the same as last week, I'm still classed as in "early labour" even though it's now been a week since my first visit to hospital. Braxton Hicks are harder to spot now I'm so big so I can't time them as well.
Symptoms: Nausea, lack of appetite on some whole days, Braxton Hicks galore, lightening pain when I walk - ouch! 
Belly button in or out? Out.
Happy or moody most of the time: Mainly moody this week. As much as I'm trying to stay happy for our bundle of joy, it's just so uncomfortable, next baby will be born in Autumn or Spring hopefully!
Looking forward to: Meeting our princess :)

Who knows, this could be my last update! Stay tuned via my Instagram and Twitter for frequent updates and hopefully pictures very soon!

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