38 weeks pregnant

I had written this post while we were on Mahe getting ready to have Freddie!  Thought I’d publish this so I can look back on it and have the complete bump update set!!   Better late than never right!?  Oh, and I rather rubbishly didn’t take a bump selfie, oops! But anyway, here it is!

38 weeks pregnant

I’m 38 weeks pregnant!!  I’m on Mahe as I write this and the Internet where we are staying is appalling so in all likeliness this won’t actually be published until after I’ve had our little boy bump!!

Weight: 66.6kg (apparently!!)

I had my final midwife appointment this week, near to where we are staying on Mahe.  The health clinic was much bigger, newer and generally seemed a lot more organised than my little one on Praslin!
Of course there was a slight problem-what’s a trip to the midwife for me without one!?  I had nothin in my notes confirming I was actually having a Caesarian!! The midwife rang my midwife on Praslin, clearly she didn’t give the right info as the midwife then had to call the surgeon directly!  He knew (off the top of his head, which I was pretty impressed with!) that I was booked in with him on Tuesday the 11th and that I’d had a previous Caesarian! So, minor panic over!!

The scales said I weighed 66.6kg!  The midwife laughed and I was not concerned, different scales after all, and I know there’s no way I’ve lost a kg!!

This week I’ve been up and down quite a lot emotionally!  I’m obviously getting really excited now but nerves and anxiety are bubbling close to the surface too!
I’m sure that it’s not helped that we’ve not been sleeping well either.  On top of the usual multiple wakings for being a big pregnant mama, being on Mahe, we’ve had Arthur in with us and he’s been in a cot as opposed to his big boy bed he’s now used to.  On his best day he woke up at 5:30 but it’s been more like 4:30-5:00 most days.  We’ve even had a 2:45am wake up….not cool!!!

We are trying to make this time a bit of a holiday and getting out and about as much as we can, obviously this is wearing me out lots but it’s nice having the time together, we’ve got Mark’s mum here too which is really nice!

I’ve still not got my hospital bag 100% packed!!  Everything for the baby is in there which is the most important I guess!  I’ve thrown in a couple of maternity tops for myself, and that is it, whoops!!
As I’m writing I’ve got lots of the things for me drying after they were washed this morning so I’m not completely unorganised!!
I do also have some books for Arthur packed in there!

I actually have all my notes from when I had Arthur here with me, I need to take pics of them and I’ll write a comparison post- one day! That will be nice for me to do as I wasn’t blogging when I was pregnant with Arthur and don’t have any written record for myself!!

While I’m in hospital I’m going to do my best to write as much of it all down as possible as it all so quickly becomes a blur!

So, this is officially my last weekly bump update!  Looking back, all of a sudden the last 9 months feel like they’ve flown by!
I’ve loved writing these little posts week by week and I know it will be nice to look back on at a later date!!

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36 weeks pregnant

I’m 36 weeks pregnant!  If you missed last week take a look at my 35 week update

 

Measurements

Weight: 66kg (eeek well and truly over the 10 stone mark now!!)

Fundal measurement: ooops forgot this one!
Estimated baby weight from scan: 2.4kg

Here’s me this week

36 weeks pregnant bump shot
Hurrah, Mark has finished work!!!  It has been amazing having him home!  We have made big progress in getting organised for the arrival of our little man.
We are getting so excited now, and seeing all the little clothes washed and ready for him to wear has really made it all feel real (about time!)

As you can see from my measurements I’m now over 10 stone so I’ve put about 2 stone on in total so far.  I’m not worried about it, I’m not going to do any reading about whether this is “normal” or “too much” I don’t care right now.  I can worry about it afterwards!

My hands are really swollen now and are pretty hideous, think baseball mits!  The last couple of nights my feet have been swollen by the end of the day too, we went to a friends for dinner and I couldn’t get my shoes back on when we left!!
The midwife didn’t seem concerned as my blood pressure was fine, so again, I’ll not worry about it!

I’m struggling with sleep, I fall asleep very very fast but I’m waking lots trying to get comfortable.

I had a scan this week and we were told that little guy is weighing about 2.4kg right now and will be on track to weigh right about the same as Arthur did, small but perfectly formed!  Most importantly though he is very healthy in there!!  It was amazing to see him!  We got to see his face and we reckon he’s going to look just like Arthur!

So now there is only

36 weeks pregnant!  Countdown to Caesarian section.  Three weeks

Until we meet our Little guy (well actually it’s 2 weeks and 4 days as of today!!)
It’s also only 9 days until we go to Mahe so all very exciting!!

I have another midwife appointment next Thursday, my last one in Praslin! By next week we should be all ready, eeek still quite a lot to do!!
I’ll be back next week!

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34 weeks pregnant

I’m 34 weeks pregnant!  If you missed it, check out my 33 week update.

Weight: 64.2kg
Fundal measurement: I *think* it was 34 inches 

Here’s me this week:
34 weeks pregnant

This week has completely flown by!
I had my midwife appointment Thursday, I was honestly dreading it after being a bit told off the last couple times for not putting enough weight on!  
We waited for ages to see the midwife.  A lady told me in Creole (the local language) what I thought was that the midwife had gone but she will be back in a few minutes.  Perhaps I misunderstood!  
Anyway, after about 30 mins she still wasn’t back so the midwife who I had with Arthur saw me instead.  As I may have mentioned before, she’s a little bit of a dinosaur and very old fashioned!  She was quite nice to us this time.  As you can see I have put on weight (yay).  She did my fundal measurement and I told her that the other midwife said I had been measuring small.  She told me my measurement was fine.  I think she said it was 34 but then she did check it again and then just said it was fine!  
I’m booked in for another appointment in two weeks time.  I will have another scan the same day.
I didn’t get to hear baby’s heart beat this time around, as I said, this midwife is pretty old fashioned, so instead of using the machine she used the old school upside down wineglass looking thing (my mum said it’s called a horn!?…I’m clearly having wine withdrawals!!!) 

Still getting Braxton Hicks a lot, sometimes it’s quite painful. I told the midwife that I’d been feeling lots of pressure and she said that it was the babies head.  Obviously with Arthur being breach I never experienced that!!  

Arthur has been really cuddly with me this week and telling me to “sit” a lot.  I think he’s realising that I’m slow and tired bless him!!  
We’ve had a few no nap days, one where it resulted in Arthur being mega grumpy and tantrum every 5 minutes which was awful.  We’ve also had some lazy cuddly afternoons which is quite alright with me, although I would still really like him to continue to nap!!!!

I have been on a bit of a baking mission this week, for no particular reason!  I’ve made cookies, shortbread and butterfly cakes (might explain the weight gain!) Mum says I’m nesting!  It would be great if my nesting was more geared towards getting organised instead of making us all fat but it’s nice to have yummy treats in the house! Last time round I think all my nesting was used up on getting Arthur’s cot ready!

Next week is Mark’s last week at work, we are all very ready for him to be finished!  We then will have two weeks before we go to Mahe.  Those two weeks will be full of organising everything in preparation for baby boy! 

This week’s countdown to our Caesarian date
34 weeks pregnant countdown to Caesarian date

Woohoo can’t wait to meet our little guy!

I’ll be back next week with my 35 weeks update!

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33 weeks pregnant!

I’m 33 weeks pregnant!  If you missed last week, check out my 32 week update!

This week little boy bump is weighing around 2kg (same as a pineapple, mmmm pineapple!) and is about 44cm long.

Here’s me this week

33 weeks pregnant bump shot

This week has actually gone quite quickly after me moaning about time going so slowly!!  I think having Arthur’s birthday to keep us all very busy definitely helped!

Braxton hicks are continuing daily now, sometimes even a couple times a day.

Kicks are continuing to be pretty painful too!!  They are also waking me up every night!!

My sleep in general is pretty rubbish again, therefore I’m really tired and very grumpy!!  Couple this with Arthur not napping every day any more (despite definitely still needing to!) and you get a few very long afternoons!!

I also had killer heartburn again last night Urgh!!

Okay, time to stop moaning….no more moans for the rest of the post I promise!!

After being told I’d not put any weight on last week I have pretty much not stopped eating.  I will be so surprised if I still haven’t gained weight by next week!

I realised on the 1st July that we could officially start saying that we would be having a baby next month, that was so exciting!  Also, a little bit scary!  I feel like it hasn’t truly sunk in that soon we will be 4 not 3!  I’m sure there is loads we need to sort out but I’m not really sure what!!!

So, it’s time for our countdown to my Caesarian!  We will be meeting our little boy bump in:
33 weeks pregnant, countdown to Caesarian section date
So exciting!!!

I’ll be back next week, hopefully I wouldn’t have been told off by the midwife for anything this time!!

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