Could this potentially be my last ever pregnancy update? I am now 38 weeks pregnant! As of last week I am officially ‘full term’ and baby could arrive any day now. It’s been a busy couple of weeks with appointments and last minute preparations but I finally feel ready to meet our baby!
HOW FAR ALONG?
38 Weeks + 2 days
14th June 2017
HOW’S BABY DOING?
At week 38 the average weight of a baby is about 6.8lbs! He is around 19.6 inches from crown to heel. Baby is about as long as a leek! The fine lanugo hair that covered our baby boy is now pretty much gone. Although he may still have some patches when he is born, particularly on his upper arms and shoulders.
I had my 36 week appointment about 10 days ago and my main concern was to see if baby was still in the breech position. My midwife said she wasn’t sure so she sent me up to the hospital to be scanned to confirm. Luckily baby had turned himself and I was so pleased to hear that he is now HEAD DOWN.
My midwife then came to our house the following day and did my home birth booking in appointment which was very exciting. I have also now confirmed and received the birthing pool. We’ve packed a box of other bits ready for the birth too, just things like towels, some old bedding and some waterproof shower curtains to protect any soft furnishings. The cupboards are stocked with snacks and plenty of biscuits for the midwives too. So I would say that we are officially ready to have a baby now! It’s now just a waiting game to see when he wants to arrive!
I’m nesting like a complete crazy person at the moment. I just can’t stop myself cleaning and faffing. Physically, my pelvis and hips have been suuuuuper achey over the last week or so. This is probably because baby is now head down I suppose! Apart from that I’ve been feeling okay, just generally tired! I’ve also been having plenty of Braxton Hicks over the last fortnight too.
Lots of strong movements still and it’s getting pretty painful ‘down there’.
Definitely a few new ones appearing now above my belly button. Sob.
Sleep is horrific. I just can’t get comfortable now!
I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier the last couple of weeks and have been loving fresh strawberries and raspberries!
HOW I’M FEELING?
Excited. Nervous. Impatient. Excited. Scared. Emotional. TIRED. Mainly excited though!!
My energy levels! 😉
FAVOURITE OUTFIT THIS FORTNIGHT?
Anything I can wear with leggings and sandals. Now I’m working from home, I’m all about comfort! I so can’t wait to be able to wear normal clothes again.
BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?
Finding out baby is head down!! I’m so so relieved that I can (hopefully) still have my home birth.
LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Meeting our baby boy very soon!!