Wow. How am I writing my 37 weeks pregnancy update already?! How am I full term already?! Could this be my last one?! Just under 3 weeks left until my due date. Where on earth did this pregnancy go?! I’ll tell you something though I’m so ready for it to be done. I’m hot, huge and hurting.
Don’t want to sound like a negative nancy but boy the last few weeks have been tough physically. Mentally I’ve been fine. Very few down days, no anxiety and feel quite lively!. Sometime’s I think my brain has forgotten that I’m actually lugging around this unborn child as it tries to do things that no heavily pregnant woman should be doing.
I’ve had an extra two scans since my 20-week anatomy scan. One at 28 weeks for baby measuring 4 weeks too small, and another at 32 weeks for baby measuring 2 weeks too big. Each time I had my scan baby was actually measuring spot on, so we have a lovely gradual growth on my graph.
I have also had 2 glucose tolerance tests now both of which have come back positive, and suddenly glucose has disappeared completely out of my urine but I have been making a much more conscious effort about my sugar intake so that must certainly be helping.
Looking big, round and a little pointy now. Nobody fails to tell me how ‘all front’ my bump is. From behind I don’t look pregnant, I turn around and BAM in your face HUGE belly bump.
I still don’t think I’ve had any new stretch marks, though I think the ones I previously had have become a little deeper. All the products I’ve been using have really helped soothe my skin I think because it doesn’t feel anywhere near as tight as it did with Theodore.
Still a Wriggler
I never had movements like this with Theodore. He would have a party in my belly in the evening but the majority of the day he was lazy and still. This one is constantly reminding me of their presence (definitely haven’t forgotten you’re in there little one!). I have been into hospital once this week for reduced movements, but of course, once hooked up to the monitor everything is all okay and baby decides now is the time to shine and move as much as humanly possible!
Choosing Names is HARD
Back and forth back and forth. Who knows what this baby will be called? Neither of us knows! Perhaps we’ll just carry on calling him/her baby and stick with it.
Bags Are Packed!
I finally got round to packing the hospital bags! There is literally a couple of things that just need sliding in last minute like my makeup and phone charger. I’m still waiting on an ‘I’m here’ plaque which I really hope gets delivered before I go into proper labour. I wrote a whole post about the essentials I’m packing into both me and baby’s hospital bags.
Even after 2 extra scans, I was good enough not to ask about gender. I’m so so glad we decided to leave it as a surprise this time. It feels SO much more fun and if we were to have a third we’d definitely leave it as a surprise again. I’m swaying towards a boy and Brad and the rest of the universe are swaying towards a girl. I haven’t tried any funny or quirky gender tests because who believes them anyway?!
I really think this baby is going to be here sooner rather than later. I’m imagining little one will arrive within the week of this post going up. So I guess keep an eye on my Instagram for a little baby announcement!