My huge 38 week bump shot | On the single digit countdown to due date
How far along?
I was 38 weeks this week.
Size of baby?
Bump still measuring 38 weeks at 38+4 weeks.
Any news this week?
I'm ready for this little man to arrive now!! I've been getting lots of pains, back ache and lots of pressure down low. Nothing comes of them though, although there was a couple of occasions we did think 'Oohya, is this it?'. His head still pops in and out, I feel a lot of pressure and can hardly walk properly when he engages, then I lie down for a while and he pops back out again. :) It's normal for a 2nd baby to not be engaged until the birth.
My friend came round to see me this week and bought ingredients to make Mocktails as she knew how much I was missing cocktails! How sweet!!! :)
I'm still in my usual maternity clothes, and sleeping in James' tshirts at night. I did get some extra wear out of my Beebies Baby Store Sleeveless V-Neck Maternity Dress (£17.99) this week at my cousins wedding, although I resembled more of a whale this time, rather with my neat little 20 week bump as I did last time! :)
I'm moisturising my bump with Sanctuary Spa Mum To Be Collagen Boosting Body Butter** (£10.25/Boots) and have just started trying out TheBodyShop's Satsuma Body Sorbet (£8.00) to use all over too.
Tired. Heavy. Quite hormonal. Hot.
As I mentioned, I've been getting strong pains, back ache and pressure down low, so my body is definitely getting ready. I do worry about it though, as with Bradley I didn't get regular, time able contractions, it was just an ongoing pain, they didn't believe I was in labour and was going to send me home yet a doctor randomly checked me out before I left and it turned out I was 5cm dilated! So I worry that I won't recognise it again. We shall see.
Some nights are easier than others, some are just too hot and uncomfortable, and some nights I wake up and just can't get back to sleep. I guess it's all in practise for many a sleepless night on the way!! :)
Just feeling normal, being able to get out and about, walk normally, have energy. I'm looking forward to being able to get out and about with my little family!!
Still feeling him move around, but as a fully grown, pretty big baby, its quite painful.
I don't think we bought anything new this week, but with my baby brain who knows! lol. Ooh I did purchase some Mummy Clips (£5.08/Amazon) for the pushchair, they are a lot bigger than I thought they would be though!
Best moment this week?
Worst moment this week?
Feeling tired and fed up. :(
Anything making you queasy or sick?
I have been feeling quite sick this week, again I think it's my body getting ready for the upcoming event!
Belly Button in or out?
I've been feeling quite hormonal and emotional again this week, although I'm convinced people are just being bloody annoying too!! lol.
Looking forward to?
The next time I'm due to post an update will be on his due date! Maybe I won't even get that far! Who knows, but wish me luck in case!! :)
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Can't believe I'm now 39 weeks - just 1 week till my due date.
But he may arrive any time now...