35 Weeks Pregnant – My Pregnancy Week-by-Week

35 Weeks Pregnant

Happy weekend everyone!  Spring has arrived finally and it’s so nice to have some sunny days in the UK.  Especially because I’m now 35 weeks pregnant whoop!

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5 weeks to go – wow-wee.

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This last week I’ve started to feel very very VERY heavily pregnant.  I did wonder if my bump had dropped a bit but I’m not sure, I’m carrying very high up still.  I did when I was pregnant with Miss M too and I only dropped a little bit right near the end.  So no heartburn relief as yet unfortunately!

It’s all getting a bit ‘snug’ in my tummy – I’m getting simultaneous kicks to the ribs and punches to my ribs.  FUN!

I met with my midwife a couple of times last week and we had a discussion about me having a home birth.  Well kind of a discussion.  She still will not confirm that I can definitely have one and I got the absolute impression that she didn’t want me to.  Which is really sad as it’s what I want and I was under the impression that it would be supported, as long as I’m still considered low risk of course.

Miss M was born at 36+6 weeks which is 1 day before being classed as full term and because of that day, she is suggesting that they won’t sign me off to have a home birth as I had a previous preterm baby.  It’s 1 day!  You can read about my hypnobirthing labour and delivery story here.

I also felt that she was trying to put me off by suggesting that a midwife won’t get to my house in time as they’re coming from far away – I don’t live in the middle of nowhere!  Although my community midwives are not based in my county so yes, there could be an issue but not one that concerns me.  I’ve had a baby before, I know what I’m doing, I just need someone there to catch :)

So at the moment I’m still going to plan for a home birth and hope the baby stays in until at least 37 weeks as yes, I do know that I will have to go to hospital if this baby is born before then – which is fine of course and I completely understand that the baby will need to be monitored then.

Otherwise, I’m registered with the hospital and I will pack a hospital bag this week so that I’m prepared for either eventuality.  I won’t be making the mistake of taking an actual suitcase full of unnecessary items this time!

I’m so excited to meet my baby soon!  Ooh what will it be?  What will it look like?  What will Miss M think of it?  It’s all very exciting all round.

Mr M put up the nursing chair!  He did a good job and it’s lovely and comfortable although it seems to jar a bit when sitting up after it’s been reclined.  Maybe it just needs a few goes to loosen up a bit.  I will be spending many hours in it if breastfeeding goes well as I hope it does!  We got the Kiddicare Cloud Nine Deluxe Glider Chair and Stool (similar here).

We also have the co-sleeper all ready and my lovely, lovely mum has kindly washed and ironed all of Miss M’s old neutral baby clothes and blankets.  They’re so teeeeeny weeeeeny!

It’s so REAL now!  It’s strange to think that very soon, a baby will be here and I won’t be pregnant any more.  I wrote last week about the things I will miss about being pregnant as this will be our last baby.

My main aim this week is to keep calm, pack my hospital bag and start to write my birth plan.  Oh and to get my roots coloured.

I hope you’re all having a lovely week and if you’re pregnant, let me know how far along you are and how you feel.

If anyone has tips on what to and not to include in a hospital bag, do comment and let me know.

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  1. 21st March 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Oh wow almost at the end now then! The community midwife team I had were all for homebirthing – they were even pushing for it really! That’s what I’d planned but because Little Miss was overdue homebirth was out of the question. Unfortunately as she was also an emergency c-section I can’t have a homebirth this time either.

    Whichever way it goes for you I hope you have a good labour experience.

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:17 pm

      I wish mine felt the same! Ah yes, you can prepare as much as you like but they’ll arrive in their own way won’t they :)

  2. 22nd March 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Oh I hope you get your home birth, I think I saw my plans evaporate over the weekend about my VBAC sob sob. Still, healthy baby is all I want now so fingers crossed!

    Hospital bag; PJs, maternity pads, breast pads, nursing bra, baby clothes, blankets, food if your hospital food is rubbish……this time I am adding my DVD player and DVDs but thats because I know that I will have a private room (hello Dubai!) and because we are so far away from family the toddler will be the husbands responsibility so visiting after 7pm will be limited! And its 4 days for a c-section……oh well need to start getting my head round it I guess! #SundayStars x

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks lady! How are things with you now? Ooh I will be jealous of your private room! :)

  3. 22nd March 2015 / 12:58 pm

    5 weeks eeeeeek! Not long now. I hope you have a the labour you want, and that all goes to your plans. Can’t wait to find out with you! Jess x #sundaystars

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:18 pm

      I’m slow to reply – 4 weeks now argh! Thanks lady! :)

  4. 24th March 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I’m feeling so excited for you. I so hope you get your wish to have a home birth…stay where you are baby! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks lovely!! I really hope so too :)

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