Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks


A day late post due to a tricky few days.. well weeks but I’ll get to that!

This could be my last post as the next will be on my due date and I have to admit I’d be happy to have bubs in arms at that stage. I’ve mentioned before they this pregnancy has been quite different to my last-lots of pesky symptoms etc-on my last pregnancy I was one of those annoying joyful people, bouncing around until D Day. This time not so much, moaning and waddling are now more my forte! 

I have now been on leave for almost 2 weeks but we have also had a tricky 2 weeks with Josh. He talks about his ‘baby brudda’ a lot but increasingly over the last little while we have seen tantrums increase, his already unpredictable sleep get worse and a clinginess and anger we have never seen before with only glimmers of his old self showing through. 

I must admit I’m a little broken by it, I can take the sleepless nights-sure more of those are to come soon but seeing him so upset unable to articulate it when he is usually so vocal breaks my heart. I know it will all be ok, eventually but right now with hormones flooding ahead of baby’s arrival I am emotional mess!

Back to the facts… 

How far along? 38 weeks 

Total weight gain: 3 stone-about the same as Josh but hope I can lose it like last time!!

Maternity clothes? Staple wardrobe these days are leggings and comfy tops!

Stretch marks? I have small lines each side of the bump which I ain’t to happy about. Using a new oil to help hopefully.  

Sleep: Not so bad, as expected-with the exception of above, along with toilet visits! 

Best moment this week: My baby brunch with my pals.. A small get together which was just lovely. 

Miss anything? Not being huge and Josh being ok. 

Food cravings: Naughty things!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Queasiness is there daily with a good dose of indigestion. 

Gender: Boy, I hope

Labour signs: A few braxton hicks but nothing major. Happy to wait until next week but then happy to say hello baby!

Symptoms: Back/Pevic pain when walking. 

Belly button in or out? Out with a ring around it.

Wedding rings on or off: Still on.

Happy or moody most of the time: Better now I’m finished work but emotional as per above. 

Looking forward to: Pedi with my pregnant pal tomorrow and holding my baby boy in my arms soon and becoming a family of 4.