Today I am 36 weeks and 1 day pregnant, which means there is only 3 weeks and 6 days left until my due date. If you cannot tell, I am literally counting down the days until our little boy is here with us. We officially have everything like the cot, the pram, the clothes and over 100 nappies stored away for his arrival. All we really need now, is him!
A lot has changed over the past few weeks with the weather getting hotter and feeling him growing ever bigger inside my belly. The bump has dropped and my midwife confirmed yesterday that he is making his way towards my pelvis so, although he is not engaged, he is on his way. His little bum is stuck near the top of my ribs and occasionally I get a little jab so I don’t forget that he’s there. At our 34 week scan he was 5 pounds 7 ounces which is big but he is also very long, just like his daddy. Now, he is around 6 and a half pounds so, we are expecting a good sized baby in a few weeks time. Yesterday my midwife measure him to around 37 cm! I hope his legs fit in his outfits!
In terms of clothes, I have enough to fill a chest of drawers! We have been very lucky in terms of gifts and he has an amazing collection of baby grows, socks, hats and scratch mittens. I cannot wait to see how he looks in his little outfits! We have now had to ask that we are not given anymore clothes as he simply won’t get the wear out of the stuff we already have. Although we are very grateful for all the wonderful things we have been given.
As for me, I am tired a lot of the time and the constant trips to the bathroom in the night are frustrating as it often takes me a while to get back to sleep. It is all the more annoying during the day when you get to the toilet and you hardly pee at all! Although I am determined to get through this last patch, I do have moments where I just want it to be over. My patience is definitely wearing thinner these days and my need to sit down to take a break has increased. My appetite has skyrocketed and I am hungry so much of the day now that I could eat a horse. To be honest that could be because I am bored. Maternity Leave is boring, everyone is at work and there is nothing to do. I have no idea how people do this constantly because it’s only been 3 weeks and I feel like I’m going insane. Lucky for me there is always housework to be done. Woo!
The nursery has finally been painted and the colours are gorgeous! I am so pleased with the final results that I am going to write a whole post about the theme and decoration is his little room. Now, to build the cot and get everything put in it’s final place! This hasn’t been a major concern so far as he will sleep in our room for the first few months in his moses basket which is all set up in the corner ready for him.
Ashley and I started our Antenatal classes last week and really enjoyed learning all about the hormones and relaxation techniques. We were reassured by our teacher that she has only had one woman go over her due date after taking her class, so we’ve got our fingers crossed he makes an appearance soon. Personally, I am worried that two stubborn people may have created a stubborn baby and he will stay tucked away in there for a few weeks longer than planned. Only time will tell!
Thank you for reading and I hope that you enjoyed this little update on my pregnancy. Please leave me some feedback if you wish and let me know how it was or is in your late stage of pregnancy.