Tuesday, 25 August 2015

40 Weeks Update

Here we are again, I am now 41 weeks pregnant and although I've had signs for several weeks now, it seems baby girl is either very stubborn or lazy!

How far along? 41 weeks.
Total weight gain: 19.5lbs.
Maternity clothes? Definitely don't need any new ones! It's been a tad sunnier this week and warmer in parts so I dug out my maxi/midi dresses again.
Stretch marks? Yep!
Sleep: Pretty disturbed. I'm waking up more frequently to pee now and think the anxiety has kicked in too making me wake up more.
Best moment this week: Knowing the end is in sight for sure!
Miss anything? Being mobile! Not long to go though yippee!

Left pic taken 40+1 | Right pic taken 40+6 - Ignore the stretchmarks, although they don't look half as bad as they do in real life!
Food cravings: Still a lot of ice and mainly sweet things, oops.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope, I feel great!
Gender: Girl!
Labour signs: Still tons of Braxton Hicks and lightning crotch but other than that, unfortunately not.
Symptoms: As above plus a very moody/stressy Paula this week! The hormones have finally kicked in resulting in lots of breakdowns.
Belly button in or out? Out.
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody :( I hate being pessimistic but it's been a tough week, I just want her here!
Looking forward to: Of course my final days/week of pregnancy where I can finally meet our princess :)

Baby Gap Haul | Etsy Haul - JennyWrenCraft
Of course the only way to cheer up a hormonal, pregnant lady is shopping. Last week after a disappointing midwife appointment, we went for a trip to Cheltenham. Hours of walking later in the hope that it would bring on labour; I stopped via Baby Gap...no excuse necessary. The left pic is the result of the shopping. They had a sale on so it was rude not to. I love the picks! Most items were 6-12 months.

Recently I've been absolutely loving Instagram. I've found so many great feeds and not to mention shops, including this one featured from Etsy. JennyWrenCraft handmakes gorgeous baby pieces on there, if you are in the market for beautiful items please check her out! Her shop is linked here.

So that's all for this week. I'm due to have a sweep today so fingers crossed things pick up soon, failing that I should get an induction date also very soon. Hopefully, my next update is introducing our baby girl!

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  1. The end is near lovely, and once you have her in your arms you'll forgot about the long wait and pregnancy aches and pains! Cannot wait to see your announcement :) xx

    1. Aww thanks Emily. It's been the biggest wait of my life and will soon be over and it'll be like I've never not had her before! So excited :) xx


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