Woo .... only 4 more weeks left as I have just reached my end of 36 weeks of this pregnancy .
I am starting to go into panic mode more now as the days pass even quicker than the pregnancy feels it has already.
After finding out baby is head down last week , I felt so much more at ease this week which has helped me sleep easier and even ventured out for a long day walking around Sunderland to celebrate our sons 12th birthday as well as the The Metro centre trying to keep up the walking to help gravity along, if it really does work, I do not know but I am hoping and so I keep doing as much as I can.
I do feel as if things are hurrying up a little now, I feel heavier each day and towards the end of this week it feels as though he is in a comfortable position and he moves around a lot so I know I still have a fair way to go yet although the worry it could happen anytime is still there.
How is baby?
Baby is meant to be now around 6lb at this stage although my last born was only 5lb born two weeks late so I am not sure how this would measure up against this little boy . I do feel my boys are going to be smaller than the girls .
They are meant to be growing and gaining around 1 ounce each day from this week until birth.
I still feel that our boy feels rather small , I can feel him moving and I even have other people including my partner telling me my bump looks tiny compared to how it did at the beginning .
I definitely think I grew quickly at the start and slowed down towards the end and I am definitely not complaining .
Baby feels like he has taken over the tummy now and I am sure there is not so much room in that tummy now , I actually think it feels as though it is all baby .
Baby is still without a name , I need help with choosing one as I have gone through so many books and names that I can not find one I like, unusual but cute too.
How am I feeling ?
Well considering this week is the last week where if I had him early he would be considered premature and us finally getting to the end of it , I am over the moon that from now on our baby is classed as full time if he does ever decide to come a little early , although I do feel with experiences of my past pregnancy's he could be just as stubborn as they were and arrive as late as possible .
I am honestly in no hurry , in fact I know there has been now 24 weeks for me to adjust to the whole surprise pregnancy, I still feel in shock and not no where near ready , emotionally.
I was pounded upon this week from the unwelcome visitor of heart burn and indigestion again. This is something I never really had much throughout, just a little at the beginning but when I do get it it seems mean and nasty and always at the point I am ready to go to sleep and beyond shattered which is quite inconsiderate in my opinion.
Luckily it has only been for a few days and I am hoping it is gone forever now.
I am not feeling able to eat as much as I would normally but do feel rather thirsty so making up with plenty of orange juice which I know will be good for us .
No signs of braxtons , back ache is uncomfortable as is walking but the braxton hicks never did come to me until I was in labour with previous anyway so I am not sure if it will be the same for me this time .
The nesting instinct has not appeared , in fact It did last week and then I gave up again this week so it seems to be coming in phases so I have no idea whether it will be part of the process for me .
I literally just want to sleep and chill .
I bought a adult colouring book this week to help me relax a little so it has been nice to sit in peace on an evening . This is the time when baby usually does his flips and kicks and sometimes sends me into worry as it feels almost like he is corkscrewing his head into place . It really is not nice feeling but as long as that head stays down , I am happy.
Next week it will be our midwife check so I will let you know if he has moved from 4/5ths (only his forehead down and engaged into the pelvis) or (fingers crossed) he has moved further down and ready .
Plans for this week upcoming is to have lots of walks and try to help the cervix soften as much as we can. I've heard sex is good for that so I promised hubby that when I reached 37 weeks we will try help it along as well. Not only is this is a good time to help soften the cervix but help stretch the perineal before birthing to help reduce the need for cutting or tearing during crowning in birth. I have practiced this with all past pregnancy's and not had any problems as of yet so I am sticking with my routine as it works for me.
I have no sex drive what so ever but now is the time to buck up my ideas and do what I must to help out . Did it help any of you I wonder?
Anyway , I was late posting this so no doubt after my visit on the 22nd sep with midwife I will post an instant update regarding if there is any changes in baby moving around or down or even out , you just never know what can happen at this stage .
Hope to see you here.