Sunday, 21 April 2013

Pregnancy Update: 39 Weeks

Due date?
28th April 2013

How far along? 
39 weeks today.

 Gender?
Baby Girrrrrrl.

Maternity clothes?

My leggings have been my saviour through my whole pregnancy but i've found myself living in pajama bottoms or jogging bottoms this week. Haven't really had the energy, or excuse, to get dressed! 

Sleep?
Sleeping whenever I can at the moment. Waking up in the night at least twice and sometimes waking up and staying awake all night :( 


Movement?
Wriggling and turning now more than kicks, I think she's definitely running out of room in there now!  

 Cravings?
Not exactly craving anything anymore. Just back to eating whenever I am hungry (seems to be pretty often)

Symptoms?
Not really got any serious symptoms this week. Hands and ankles are still swollen and i'm definitely starting to waddle now if I walk for too long! 

Best moment this week?
Although it was the worse moment too... Being at the hospital and hearing her heartbeat for 20 minutes and monitoring my Braxton Hicks contractions. I was assured that everything was ok but lack of movement got me worried so I had to be monitored in hospital for a while. She's definitely preparing for that journey down south!

Miss anything?
Along with all the things I listed here, most of all missing COMFORTABLE cuddles with Adam.

 Anything making you queasy or sick? 
The thought of giving birth makes me feel a little sick with nerves! 

Labour signs?
Been having lots of regular Braxton Hicks (practise contractions) and lots of lightening pains in my pelvis! 

Belly button in or out?
Out, definitely OUT! 

Rings on or off?
I had to take my rings off at about 28 weeks and they're still off now. Also, I can't wear a watch because it seems my wrists have swollen too! 

Happy or moody most of the time?
Half and Half. If I have a bad night sleep, you can guarantee i'm a grumpy bum the next day! 

Looking forward to?
This time next week. She'll hopefully be here or on her way! 
7 DAYS TO GO!! 

Also want to mention my stretch marks... I have only developed stretch marks on my 'love handles' which I actually have a few of before falling pregnant. I used Bio-Oil and Cocoa butter for the first few months then recently have been using NYR Mothers Balm and it seems to be easing them so much! I definitely recommend it!