39 WEEKS PREGNANCY UPDATE

BOY, am I ready to meet our boy!

I’ve hit the 39 weeks mark today and so with just a week to go until due date, it’s safe to say I’m getting a little impatient now when it comes to meeting him.

I really thought he would surprise me by coming early but now I’m beginning to think he’s far too snug and comfy in my humungous bump.

Here’s how I’m getting on at 39 weeks. Just when will our little chap arrive?!


 

HOW FAR ALONG?

39 weeks and still waiting.

 

 DAYS UNTIL DUE DATE?

7!

 

WEIGHT CHANGE?

Absolutely! I’ve really popped on a bit of weight and water retention over the last few weeks, but I’m OK with that and still feel like eating for England!

Until D Day I’m just trying to enjoy my round, swollen shape and the little miracle that’s still growing inside my body and not think about my weight at all. (There will plenty of time to do that once he’s here and I’m absolutely in no rush whatsoever to get ‘back to normal’.)

 

STRETCH MARKS?

Yes, but still only a few thankfully. I’ve been so fortunate this time.

I’m still using my Secret Saviours Anti Stretch Mark Kit – which is doing a sterling job at helping to keep my bump relatively smooth and mostly line free – and have also recently started using the incredible Mama Oil by Jeunvie on the lines that I do have which is already doing a super job of helping to fade them.

(If you’re interested, you can check out all my maternity favourites here.)

 

CRAVINGS?

Nope, nothing now in particular, just food in general! I’m so hungry these days, it’s bonkers!

I’m also eating plenty of dates every day because apparently this can lead to an easier and shorter labour. (I’ll let you know if this one works but it’s certainly worth a try, right?!)

 

SYMPTOMS?

I think I can honestly say that the past week has been the hardest week of my pregnancy since the very early days of the first trimester.

My hips and pelvis area constantly ache, walking – or should I say waddling – has become a huge challenge, my boobs are incredibly sore and I constantly feel like someone is having one hell of a party on my cervix! Ouch!

I’ve thoroughly loved being pregnant and know how incredibly fortunate I am to be carrying our child, but I’ll be honest I’m at that point now where I’ve had enough! It’s amazing how your body starts to prepare you mentally for labour, whether you like it or not, isn’t it?

 

SLEEP?

Ah it’s still rubbish, but is to be expected. Again, the endless trips to the loo every couple of hours in the night, is just nature’s way of preparing me for all the sleepless nights to come I guess.

I’ve been doing my best to get an odd nap in when I’ve fancied one which is helping a little, although admittedly it isn’t quite the same or as good as a full night’s sleep.

 

MOVEMENT?

Yes, plenty of movement still which is wonderful and always one of the most incredible things when you’re carrying a baby. Every day I must gasp at some point in utter joy when I feel him wiggle about.

It’s just absolutely lovely and I know, that even though I’m so ready for labour to happen, I’m going to miss him moving around inside me when he finally makes his grand entrance.

 

BELLY BUTTON – IN OR OUT?

Out!

 

WEDDING RINGS – ON OR OFF?

Off still and I don’t expect I’ll be wearing them again for a good few weeks yet. No nail varnish either in preparation for labour. *sobs*

 

BEST MOMENT THIS WEEK?

There’s no particular moment that stands out as such because it’s really all about the little moments now.

Things like feeling the baby move in the middle of the night when everything is quiet, watching Elsie get more excited by the day and seeing the happiness on my husband’s face when it dawns on him that any day now, our boy will be here! (All being well.)

 

BEST STYLE MOMENT THIS WEEK?

Oh goodness, to be honest I’m a style failure at the moment! I’m tired of my maternity clothes. I’m tired of wearing the same things and I’m really tired of feeling like I’m going to burst.

I did however sort out my wardrobe on Sunday so I’m pretty proud of that. (One of my last nesting jobs.)

I was absolutely brutal and got rid of anything that will be too small, too tight or will just make me feel horrendous after giving birth. All that hangs in my wardrobe now is post birth friendly clothes and pieces that will hopefully be suitable for breastfeeding (if I’m fortunate enough to be able to do it again.)

 

WORST MOMENT THIS WEEK?

Sunday morning.

I’d been awake for most of the night as I couldn’t sleep for some reason, my back was hurting and I woke up as emotional as hell. Thankfully I was able to go back to bed for a few hours which did me the world of good but yep, definitely wasn’t one of my finest pregnancy moments.

 

MISS ANYTHING?

Yes! Being able to walk normally and wear my old clothes.

 

LOOKING FORWARD TO?

D Day! Come on baby!

 

MOOD?

Nervous and excited.

It’s a very weird feeling to be sat here thinking: “well, I wonder if today will the day?!” Waiting for your baby to arrive really is just the strangest time (as I know many of you will know!) but I’m trying to make the most of it, working, relaxing and nesting while I can.

I really hope this is my last pregnancy update and I’m not sat here typing another one out at 41 weeks but we will see!

So thinking positively  (*crosses fingers*)  I’d just to like say thanks so much for all the love, support and encouragement you’ve shown me throughout this pregnancy and please do send me a bucket load of positive vibes for when the big day dawns if you can.

Surely he can’t be too much longer now, can he?!


FANCY READING MORE PREGNANCY POSTS?

Then check out my weekly column for the BabyCentre website. Each week I write about pregnancy and share my experience.

You can catch all my posts here. I do hope you’ll enjoy them.


 

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