Let’s just stop here!
37 weeks pregnant! After 6 years of trying, 4 IVFs, 3 miscarriages and money, time, tears lost for this moment! Where has this pregnancy gone to? Too fast! And still, we don’t feel ready or prepared for the little one! I don’t think we will feel nit anxious until baby is in our arms.
How far along? Week 37
Total weight gain: 31 pounds or 2 stone 3lb. Gained 2lb this week. Have been major constipated this week. Forcing myself to drink the two liters but then peeing all night only to have a tiny bowel movement the next morning. 😦
Started at 143 lbs. Am now 174 and and am 2 lbs under max recommended weight range, which 18-26 lbs at 37 weeks. Have never been as weighty as this! It’s so not nice yet nice as I know baby needs the weight gain and hoping it will come off after. Through discipline!
Maternity clothes? Of course! My maternity tops are starting to get less long than they were!
No. Not yet. But, an old one seems to be reappearing on my left side. I was nearly 14 stone about 14 years ago! Had stretch marks from then so that’s an old one coming back faintly. No one else would see!
Loads still. Loads! Loads!
Best moment this week: Going to hospital for CTG scan to check contractions and baby heartbeat and movement. All was super and I wished I could have stayed there bad taken baby out and home! Made me feel real and ready!
Got my hair cut. Three inches off! It looks great!
Spending loads of time with DH. We did afternoon picnic in nearby wood. Breakfast bagels down by a mill stream. Lots of walks. Dinners. Tv boxers in our nearly completed sitting room. Blissful and relaxing. DH is doing everything. Making yum dinners and cleaning up afterwards. Have had lovely week.
Miss anything? Miss being able to get up from lying down or slumped position. That only happened last few days. It’s getting harder to get out of bed but with a few weeks to go, that’s understandable.
Miss my rings. See below.
Belly button in or out? Mostly in but a bit coming out but I’m in denial about that and not happy at all!
Wedding rings on or off: Off. The last few days everything seems to have happened! Went to toilet in night and couldn’t get ring off. Freaked out in case it got stuck so yanked it right off and it’s staying off now!
Happy or moody most of the time: mostly happy. House is starting to take shape. Predicting they’ll be gone by end of week!
Looking forward: Check up with consultant and GP this week. Visits with friends. Best friend coming to stay and a nice dinner out booked.
Food cravings: No.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Gender: not finding out.
Symptoms: Tiredness, movements, tightening of vagina, baby hiccuping and kicking a lot. Stomach itchy. Pressure on my bladder. Swollen fingers.
Labour signs: Two instances of contractions in last week. Intense period pain like cramping with shoots of spin down both sides of pelvis but it goes quickly.