38 Weeks Pregnant
I’ve never been 38 weeks pregnant before! It feels…well, a bit big and uncomfortable! I turned 38 weeks pregnant today so I have 2 weeks left although me and my Mum have both decided now that I will likely be overdue. We have nothing to base that on except a hunch ha ha.
I have absolutely no early signs of labour whatsoever and apart from getting bigger, nothing has changed physically. I don’t want to be overdue though, I’m ready now! Well, I’d like perhaps one more week :)
As they say though, the baby will come when it’s ready so there is nothing we can do but sit and wait. Or lie down and wait :)
The only problem is that because I was 3 weeks early when I had Miss M, I think I already feel ‘overdue’. I go to bed every night thinking “Will it happen tonight?”. Then I wake up every morning thinking “I should wash my hair, it might happen today!”. It’s the same for the people around me – every call, text and email I’ve had in the past week already has started with “Have you had it yet?”!
I keep getting told to relax but it’s a little easier said than done! I’m not stressing, just thinking about it a lot so I’m trying to take my mind of it as much as possible. I have been practicing my hypnobirth breathing when I can which definitely helps me feel relaxed. I read the whole book again in one sitting! I really wish I could have done another course this time around as I don’t feel quite as confident as I did previously but I am really looking forward to the birth.
So as I said earlier, I’ve had no new symptoms and absolutely no ‘early labour’ symptoms. The heartburn and pelvic pain are still my biggest issues. The latter especially as it means I can’t get around much and the weather has been so lovely that it’s annoying not to be able to walk very far.
The pelvic pain also makes the waddling a million times worse which doesn’t bother me at all but when I went for a walk earlier in the week I got many concerned looks from passing car drivers! Funny, they probably panicked thinking they might have to take me to the hospital! Sorry I haven’t posted in a week but I gave myself a week’s rest from everything to get my mind in gear for the birth and Mini’s impending arrival and it’s really helped me to focus and get organised.
Mr M and my parents have been absolutely wonderful in helping me to look after Miss M as I can’t do much with her physically now – they’ve been amazing!
I have found out recently that some more friends are expecting their second baby too and it’s just so exciting that we’re all doing it together!
I don’t think I have anything else to add for this week’s update except that I’m making the most of my last couple of weeks of being pregnant before the real sleepless nights kick in. As I’ve said before, this will be our last baby and I’ll never experience another pregnancy (yes, I said ‘never’) so I’m really appreciating every moment I have left of this one. :)
Did you know for sure when you were done with having more babies? Or did any of you think you didn’t want more and then change your mind?
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