36 Weeks Pregnant
I’m 36 weeks pregnant – whoop! It’s exciting and scary and exciting!
Exciting because, well obviously I’m totally on the home run now but a little scary because all of a sudden I feel very ill-prepared. Miss M arrived at 36+6 weeks so I could have the baby any time – or it might be over due – oh ‘the unknown’ does not suit my control-freakishness one little bit. I really hope I’m not overdue but what will be, will be.
I’m having a bit of anxiety because of this – just not knowing when it’s going to happen, what day, what time, where I’ll be etc. At the same time though, I feel very confident that whenever and wherever it happens, I’ll be fine – even if I’m literally I my own, I know exactly what to do after all! I think a little anxiety is probably to be expected at this point so I’m just going with it. I did write my birth plan last week which has helped get my thoughts in order a bit but of course I’m flexible with going with whatever happens on the day.
This week I finish work for mat leave – I was trying to work until a week before but the pelvic pain is just making it too hard so I’ve decided to stop. This will give me more time to rest a bit hopefully before the big day – and to finish getting organised!
I also need to dedicate more time to my hypnobirthing practice as I’ve been very slack. I think I’m just hoping it will all come together on the day but it will be good for my anxiety and insomnia to practice anyway so I will get on to that.
My bump has grown outwards massively and I’m convinced there’s no more room for it to grow any other way now! I feel like my stomach is almost pushed up into my neck! The acid reflux has been almost unbearable for the past week or so particularly, just awful. From about 1pm each day the ranitidine doesn’t seem to touch it so unless I’m lying down on my left side, I just feel rotten. Oh these babies have a lot to answer for :) At least I know as soon as the baby’s here, the reflux will go – hurray, relief!
Ah I now have eczema in a few places on my legs, arms and neck – neck! I hadn’t had it at all before pregnancy so it was a bit unexpected but the Hopes Relief cream seems to be keeping it in check. I didn’t get it last pregnancy either.
I have my 36 week appointment with the midwife tomorrow and I’m hoping she’ll 100% confirm that I can have a home birth – then it’s all systems go in getting the pool delivered and I can get a bit more excited about that! Hold on to 37 weeks baby as I definitely won’t be able to have it planned at home otherwise!
Hope you’re all having a lovely week so far and if you’re expecting too, let me know how you’re feeling and how far along you are!