Thursday, April 28, 2016

37 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2 ♥

It seems like an absolute age since I wrote my last pregnancy update, even though it was only a week ago! I guess the next two weeks will go by quite slowly now as we await the arrival of our new little babe. I'm 38 weeks pregnant today and I am so ready to have this pregnancy over and done with. I'm not one of those lucky women who suits pregnancy at all. I feel as though I can't even leave the house much until I have the baby as I'm constantly feeling faint and in need of sit down.

I just feel generally uncomfortable, I have back and rib pain, my thighs get the most awful cramps at night and my sleep is so restless, I'm exhausted from it all. As my due date approaches I'm becoming more and more anxious about labour. I began getting mid back pain during the week and it felt exactly the same as the pain I felt during labour with Tyler Lee. He was in the O.P. position (where the baby's head is against the mother's back) and it was the most painful time of my life - I'm sincerely hoping that this baby is in a more favourable position for labour!

The nursery is finally done, except for some finishing touches which I'll be doing this weekend. I still need to pack mine and they baby's hospital bags but these will be done this weekend too and then I can finally relax. We've decided to go with a Beatrix Potter theme in the nursery (how could I not!) and I'm just waiting on some last minute buys to arrive before the room is complete.

 My poor Tyler Lee is getting quite upset that I won't give him the Peter Rabbit lullaby pull-down or the little cuddly from the baby's cot though... I don't think he'll fully understand that they're not his things until the baby is here.

This week...

Baby is the size of a - honeydew melon, according to my Ovia pregnancy app.

I'm looking forward to - having the nursery completely finished, I wish the Ebay seller I bought from would hurry up and post the mobile!

My favourite moment was - getting the cot together. It now has it's sheet, quilt, cushion and some Peter Rabbit toys waiting for it's new occupant.

I've been feeling - tired and seriously uncomfortable. I think baby has definitely run out of room now.

I've been buying for baby - we bought a vintage mobile on Ebay which we are waiting to arrive. The Ingenuity swing and other pieces which I ordered from John Lewis last week have arrived too. I think we have everything now and if we have forgotten something then I'll just send Jacek out for it when baby is here.

I'm missing - a good nights sleep. I'm so restless at night now, my left leg feels as though it constantly needs to be moved, I have horrible silent reflux and my bump hurts a lot if I move in the bed. I'm also having to get up between five and ten times a night for the bathroom - the joys!

I'm craving - still nothing, although I wouldn't mind a takeaway before baby's arrival!

I'm loving - Tyler Lee's affection towards my bump. He lifts up my top now to lay his head on my bump and says "I love you!" to the baby. It's the sweetest thing and I can't wait to see him interact with his baby sibling. He's told me that he wants to bring the baby home and give it a blanket, so cute!

I've been meaning to - get the hospital bags packed, it will be done this weekend!

I can't wait for - our next hospital appointment on May 4th, although I'm still undecided about whether or not to have a sweep.



  1. Your post has reminded me on what it was like to be pregnant with T five years ago. Yes, I remember the discomfort too. You always choose the cutest little outfit for your baby! So adorable. x

  2. I remember feeling so uncomfortable at this stage with Blake. I was fully ready for his arrival.I hope the rest of ur pregnancy runs smoothly.

  3. Ahhh Fiona... I'm only a week behind you and I'm definitely feeling it too. I thought I'd breeze through pregnancy but have found it much harder than I anticipated and can't wait for baby to be here now! Sounds like you're doing all you can to look after yourself though - take it easy and don't put too much pressure on yourself. Little one will be here before you know it!

  4. How exciting that it's nearly the time to meet your bundle of joy!
    Good luck packing the hospital bag this weekend, don't forget to pack some snacks for yourself! :)

  5. OOh it is getting so close, I hope the hospital appointment goes well x

  6. So close. I love that photo of the flower fairy book - such happy memories.

  7. Aw, gorgeous photos! I was so ready for it to be over and one with by this point - so Marianna held on until she was two weeks overdue... x

  8. Nearly there now, I remember feeling uncomfortable at this stage, especially at night time x

  9. How exciting! I hope everything goes well. Fabulous photos x


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