Sunday, 3 August 2014

Pregnancy | 37 weeks

Aerial bump shot | Daddy & Bradley having bump cuddles

How far along? 
I was 37 weeks this week.

Size of baby?

Bump measured 38 weeks at 37+3.

Any news this week?
Midwife came to our house this week to do a mini antenatal and go through the stages of labour and my birth plan. I think my birth plan is pretty much sorted now, I'll write it up within the next few days and pop it in my notes. He was 1/5 engaged this week, but I'm pretty sure he pops in and out so I won't be surprised if he's free again by next week :).

It's soooo hard to dress in this weather. If I'm at home with no plans to go out, I'll wear some PJ shorts and probably an oversized AllSaints top. Any other time I'll wear my New Look Maternity Leggings (£14.99 x2) and I have the choice of 3 maternity vests/tops from Beebies Baby Store. Thats pretty much all that fits nowadays. Theres no point in me buying anything else with only a few weeks left. I am struggling in this heat though! It's so frustrating that I can't just pop on a pretty summer dress when it gets too hot. 

I'm still moisturising my bump daily with Palmer's Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks (£2.10) although it's pretty much empty now. And I'm moisturising all over with Sanctuary Spa Mum To Be Collagen Boosting Body Butter (£10.25**). 

Tired. Heavy. Quite hormonal. Hot. A few days I've been feeling some contraction like pains that are really quite painful but they're nothing regular. Last weekend my Mum had a BBQ to celebrate her 50th birthday, I'd been sat in a garden chair, on and off, for about 4 hours and by the time we left I'd started to get really bad pains that continued to get stronger and stronger for a few hours once I'd got home. I started to panic as James had been drinking so couldn't drive, and obviously my Mum had had too much to drink so couldn't look after Bradley if I needed to go in. Luckily they died down by the time I went to sleep! I've now banned James from alcohol until he's here :).

Sleep has been hard in this weather. I'm usually on top of the covers in my underwear with the tower fan on next to me. My visits to the toilet are definitely getting more regular. 

Missing anything? 
Milkshakes!! I'm desperate for a thick shake from McDonalds or for a huge Tinseltown shake!! :)

I feel him moving a lot, especially when Daddy is talking to him. :)

Any purchases?:
A few random pieces, we nipped into Mothercare and bought the Patchwork Garden Mobile (£24.99) for his cot. I'd have got a blue one to match everything else but James insisted on a bit of colour, so it doesn't match his cot bedding which is giving me a bit of OCD, haha! We got some Pop Up Cat Sunshades (£5.99) for the car. We also picked up some cute blue and white socks which I can't find online and I also gave Bradley the job to go round the store and choose some socks for him too, he chose these colourful Socks (£5.00). It's important for Bradley to feel involved. I also bought bits for Bradley's 'Big Brother' present from his baby brother, but I plan to do a separate post on that soon.

Best moment this week:
Hmm, nothing amazing has really happened this week. The midwife visit helped us to feel a little more ready. And I took a lovely picture of James & Bradley having bump cuddles this week, very cute!!

Worst moment this week: 
Feeling tired and fed up. :( 

Food cravings:
Cold drinks, cold ice poles. I can't seem to quench my thirst at all.

Anything making you queasy or sick:


Belly Button in or out? 



I've been feeling quite hormonal and emotional this week. I've burst into tears a few times, randomly. I wake up feeling hormonal and tired!

Looking forward to:

His arrival!!!

Can't believe I'm now 38 weeks - 2 weeks till my due date. But he may arrive any time now...


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  1. I am the same living in leggings and tops as nothing else fits and I feel so hot and bothered in them . Hope your little man arrives soon for you the last few weeks are awful aren't they xx

    1. Ah me too!!
      Yeh the last few weeks are tough! :(
      Thank you!

  2. I lived in leggings and tops both of my prengancy and in the heat it was awful. I feel your pain. I had both of my babies in the heat wave of summer time. Swollen feet and bothered. Not long and you will be holding your beautiful baby so soon. Can't wait to read all about it! ;) Best of luck lovely. #ordinarymoments

  3. It has been really hard in the heat hasn't it! And I'm with you on not being able to get enough to drink no matter how much I drink - fingers crossed both our babies arrive soon(ish)

    1. Ah I just can't quench my thirst!
      Yes, my little man is officially allowed to arrive any day now! Come on baby!! :)

  4. Congratulations by the way!! :) I'm with you on the fact it's too hot! i just cant wait for little lady to be born now, so i'm sure your feeling the same! the heat definitely doesn't help! Thanks for linking up with mummy monday!
    Steph |

    1. Thank you!
      I'm def feeling the same!! Hope it goes nice and fast for you too!! :)

  5. Aww you look fab!! Not long to go :) It must be so hard being pregnant in the summer. I found out I was pregnancy at the end of last August and had Isla in April so missed the crazy hot weather! Hope your last few weeks go well xx #mummymonday

    1. Aw thank you!
      Ah I had my little boy in May so I skipped the heatwave too, not so lucky this time! :)

  6. Hi I'm from blogging mummy's linky! I agree too hot!! I'm feeling fed up and I have 12 weeks to go!

    1. Aw bless you, hope it goes nice and fast for you!! :)

  7. Not long to go now! I loved New Look maternity clothes - but hopefully you will be back in normal clothes ASAP. Good luck xx

    1. Oh I hope so, I'm really worried about afterwards!!

  8. How exciting! I remember feeling really uncomfortable at this time, mainly because both my girl's were rested right under my rib cage. But also super excited, not long to go now! Good luck and thanks for linking up to The Ordinary Moments. x

  9. I remember living in my leggings and having the same sleeping arrangements that you did when I was pregnant. Hang in there, just a little bit more to go!


  10. Oh I don't miss those night time toilet trips at all haha! I do feel for you in this heat, I was lucky Fin was born in May and even I struggled with the warmth then! Carson is 6 on Sunday so obviously I know how you're feeling - and it is nightmarish! Bless ya xx
    Thanks for linking to #babybabble

    1. I had Bradley in May too and thought that was hot lol.

  11. Goodness! Few more week! Exciting times =) #MagicMoments

  12. Poor you being so pregnant in this heat!

    I was pregnant during the coldest Spring since the 60s, so I was very very lucky!


  13. How very exciting to hit week 37 though and not far to go. I had my daughter at 37 weeks to so it could be anytime. I feel bad that you are so prego in that heat. I know your pain too well. Bless you. Look forward to reading your post again this week and see if its been better with the weather turning cooler. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme


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