37 weeks pregnant

I’m 37 weeks pregnant, that means I’m officially full term which is really exciting!!  If you missed my 36 week update be sure to check it out!

Weight 67.7 kg (that’s +1.1kg in one week eeek!!)

Here’s me this week

37 weeks pregnant bump shot

I’ve had my final midwife appointment on Praslin this week, all went fine.  I will have one final check up near to where we are staying on Mahe and then that will be it before I check in to hospital to meet baby boy!!

With going to Mahe this Sunday I think this may be my last bump update!!  I’m not so sure of our internet access there, if I can get one in next week then of course I will!  If not I’ll probably still write it and publish it when we get back to Praslin.  That will definitely be weird since we will have our little guy by then but it will be nice to look back on it later on!!

Bags are partly packed to go now, I’ve not packed anything for myself yet though!!   This week is rolling through so fast, I feel like I’ve got more time then I really do!!
We are going to get all toiletries for baby and me on Mahe so it’s one less thing to fly over with! But, as usual it’s pretty much been left to a last minute thing!!!

I am ridiculously uncomfortable most of the time now, and my energy is totally zapped!  I don’t know how I’d be coping if mark wasn’t home right now!!

Sleep is continuing to be really broken which is not ideal but I guess it’s preparing me for night feeds!!

I’ve had some really painful Braxton hicks contractions where they’ve literally stopped me in my path.  I never had anything like this with Arthur, I guess because he was breach where this little guy is head down so there’s more pressure!?
Anyway I try to remain calm when it happens, but I’m not gonna lie, I freak out a little each time!!

Arthur has been giving loads of kisses and cuddles to my tummy mostly accompanied with “ahhhhh baby” which is so cute!
He’s also been saying “touch” as in touch the baby because we’ve been telling him that the baby will be here soon and showing him where he will sleep and all the little clothes!!

So, here’s this week’s countdown to our Caesarian and meeting baby boy!!
37 weeks pregnant!  Countdown to Caesarian section

It’s actually closer to one week now, we are so excited!!

So, hopefully I can do one last bump update next week if not I’ll be back…..with a baby!!!

 

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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!!
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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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32 weeks pregnant

I am 32 weeks pregnant!  If you missed last week, check out my 31 week pregnancy update.

This week little boy is around 42cm long and weighs around 1.7kg

My measurements
Weight: 62.8kg (+0kg)
Fundal Measurement: 29 inches (+0 inches) * more on this in a moment.

Here’s me this week!
32 weeks pregnant bump shot
I feel like I’m looking extra tired at the moment!!!

So, as you have seen, my measurements have apparently not changed in two weeks.  I had a midwife appointment Thursday morning and got a bit of a telling off (again) I’m not eating enough apparently.  I have no idea why I haven’t put more weight on I have upped my food intake after the last midwife appointment.  I have also continued to take it easy as much as possible with a toddler at home!

My fundal measurement…..not changed, I’ll be honest I’m not convinced of this.  My midwife appointment was done in a big hurry and I’m not convinced that there has been no change at all.
Anyway I was of course still worried about this.

Luckily I had a scan later that morning.  The gynaecologist we saw was fantastic.  She was very reassuring and said that baby was growing perfectly well.  She also said that it’s probably because I am small (I really am at 5ft 2!)….this is something I have been telling myself and all my family have been telling me but it’s really nice to have a professional say it as well!
She said that to make sure she’d book me in for another scan at 36 weeks just to check his growth.  We had this with Arthur as well, due to him being a little small and breach!
In exciting news this little guy isn’t breach yay!

We unfortunately didn’t get a scan picture this time but it was an amazing one, it was absolutely crystal clear…the best one we’ve ever had.  We could clearly see his heart beating, his spine and all his little bones it was beautiful!!

This week, little boys kicks have been painful a lot of the time!  I am always uncomfortable now, at least it feels like it’s all the time!!
I’ve also had heartburn start to kick in, and a rather extreme case of that happened last Saturday night!

I’ve had some Braxton Hicks which I don’t really remember having with Arthur.  One day this week in particular really made me need to sit down and stay down for a while….luckily Arthur was having a nap!

This weeks countdown to our Caesarian date:
32 weeks pregnant.  Countdown to Caesarian section

I think that’s all for this week! I’ll be back next week!

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31 weeks pregnant

I’m 31 weeks pregnant!  If you missed last week, take a peek at my 30 weeks update! 

This week our little boy is over 41cm long and is weighing around 1.5kg (how perfect for our little Seychelles baba!) 
He apparently is heading for a growth spurt and is starting to get nice and squishy, ready for cuddles!

Here’s me this week
31 weeks pregnant

If I could sum up this week in one word it would be: TIRED!!
Oh my goodness I am SO SO tired.  

It has however, been a relatively quiet week.  I’ve made sure that I’ve slowed down and taken it easy!

I have still been doing my online fitness programme, and it’s slowed down a lot now to match my stage of pregnancy which is great!

Last weekend we had the school Mark works at annual dinner dance.  It was lovely to get a night out and get dressed up!  
31 weeks pregnant date night
A sad update this week is that on Thursday I had to take my rings off!!  On the positive side I had to so that a lot earlier last time, although I can’t quite remember when I did it.
Last time I was SO upset about it.  We hadn’t even been married a year by then so it was still so new and exciting to have them on.
Not that it’s not exciting to have them on still of course, but this time I know that they will be back on soon and I’m happy I lasted longer then I did before!!
It’s weird because it was literally overnight that my rings were fine and then all of a sudden not!  My feet are a little swollen now too!

I’m really feeling like time has slowed down now.  The second trimester flew by and now it feels like it’s ages to go until our little boy gets here.
In reality I know it’s not.  In fact it’s only 
31 weeks pregnant, countdown to Caesarian section
until we get to meet him!!

We have our 32 week scan next week too which is really exciting! 

I’ll be back next week to let you know how my scan went as well as the usual updates! See you then.

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26 weeks pregnant

I’m 26 weeks pregnant.
If you missed last week, check out my 25 week update

This week our little guy is around 36 cm long and weighs around 760g (apparently the same weight as a red cabbage, who knew!?)
That is more than 100g in a week so he’s definitely starting to pile some fat on now!!  Grow little baby grow!!
Apparently he is also starting to practice breathing movements, doing little inhales and exhales of amniotic fluid….amazing!

This weeks bump Measurement: 40.5 inches (no change this week!)
This months weight: 61.1kg (+1.7kg in one month)

Here’s me this week:
26 weeks pregnant

So this week has been pretty busy.  Still have mum and dad here which is nice, although they leave on Sunday so it will be back to reality next week!

I had a pre-natal massage on Tuesday which was so so nice!  I would totally recommend to any pregnant lady because it really does feel amazing!  As I mentioned last week I’ve been getting a sore back and hips and it really helped ease that up, for a couple of days at least!!
I’m still enjoying my online pregnancy fitness class, if you want to know any more about it check out my review!

Thursday I had my monthly midwife appointment.
She did my first fundal measurement, and told me I was a little small for dates saying I was around 22cm when I should be about 25cm.  I was told not to worry but that I should eat more protein and vitamin C.  Of course I was worried anyway but Mum and Dad reminded me that I measured small with Arthur too and he’s totally fine 🙂
Next time I go I’ll get her to show me my measurements with Arthur to compare!
I also got to hear baby boy’s heartbeat which was really lovely and was told it was 145 bpm which apparently is normal so that’s good news!!

I told my midwife that I wanted to book in for a Caesarian section this time round.  With Arthur I had a elcs due to him being breach.  I have been told I can try to have a natural birth this time round but in all honesty the thought of having to have an emergency Caesarian due to complications from first Caesarian absolutely terrifies me.  I’d rather know that both me and the baby are safe from the start.
I’m sure there are some that may judge me for that but it’s a decision that me and my family think is best.

From now on my midwife appointments will be twice monthly so I have another at the end of May.  I’ll start from then including the fundal measurements in my stats at the top of the posts!

I’ve just measured my bump around my belly button and as you can see by my measurements at the top there has been no change this week in measurement.  I’m not going to freak out about this, I’m getting loads of kicks, in fact huge kicks this week.  I also know that little boy is shifting about a lot in there so perhaps he’s just laying differently to how he was last week!  If no change by midwife appointment at the end of the month or my movements decrease I’ll obviously go down to see someone straight away….but for now I’m going to be rather unlike myself and remain rational and calm about it all haha!  My bump feels bigger and my mum says it looks different, like a bit pointier!!!!

My belly button has well and truly popped which grosses me out no end.  I’ll be honest, it looks a whole lot like a cats bum!!!  You can see it through my tops if I wear something tight, I wore a plaster over it last time and I think I’ll be doing the same this time!!!

I think that’s all for today!  I’ll be back next week with my next update!!

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25 weeks pregnant

I’m 25 weeks pregnant!
If you missed last week, check out my 24 week update!

This week our little boy is around 35cm long and weighs around 660g which is as much as a swede!  (which reminds me I don’t think I’ve had swede since we moved to the Seychelles….and of course now I want some!)
Apparently he’s starting to grow hair, I can’t wait to see if his hair is the same as Arthur’s!

This weeks bump measurement: 40.5 inches (+0.5 inches since last week)
Here’s me this week (excuse the wild woman hair, just back from the beach And couldn’t be bothered to wash it!):

25 weeks pregnant

I’ve got my mum and dad here this week and it’s been great having them here helping out with Arthur, it’s been good timing as this week Mark has been super busy with work too!  They also made this pregnant mama happy by bringing loads of sweets, chocolate and even pop tarts…..the pop tarts are definitely not being shared!!!  (Of course Arthur has been spoiled rotten too but that’s for another post!)

My hips and lower back have been sore this week, especially by the end of the day.  I think carrying Arthur is starting to strain, I know I shouldn’t carry him but he’s not even two yet, it’s unfair to expect him to not need cuddles and to be carried sometimes!!

I feel big this week too, like I’m noticing my bump getting in the way of things, which is quite strange since my bump has only grown by half an inch!

Sleep has still been really broken although I have had a couple of nights that have been better!  This little boy certainly does like to kick as soon as I lie down though, it makes me laugh!!

Think that’s all for now 🙂 I’ll be back next week!!

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