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36 Weeks Pregnant – My Pregnancy Week-By-Week

36 Weeks Pregnant

I’m 36 weeks pregnant – whoop!  It’s exciting and scary and exciting!

Exciting because, well obviously I’m totally on the home run now but a little scary because all of a sudden I feel very ill-prepared. Miss M arrived at 36+6 weeks so I could have the baby any time – or it might be over due – oh ‘the unknown’ does not suit my control-freakishness one little bit.  I really hope I’m not overdue but what will be, will be.

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I’m having a bit of anxiety because of this – just not knowing when it’s going to happen, what day, what time, where I’ll be etc.  At the same time though, I feel very confident that whenever and wherever it happens, I’ll be fine – even if I’m literally I my own, I know exactly what to do after all!  I think a little anxiety is probably to be expected at this point so I’m just going with it.  I did write my birth plan last week which has helped get my thoughts in order a bit but of course I’m flexible with going with whatever happens on the day.

This week I finish work for mat leave – I was trying to work until a week before but the pelvic pain is just making it too hard so I’ve decided to stop.  This will give me more time to rest a bit hopefully before the big day – and to finish getting organised!

I also need to dedicate more time to my hypnobirthing practice as I’ve been very slack.  I think I’m just hoping it will all come together on the day but it will be good for my anxiety and insomnia to practice anyway so I will get on to that.

My bump has grown outwards massively and I’m convinced there’s no more room for it to grow any other way now!  I feel like my stomach is almost pushed up into my neck!  The acid reflux has been almost unbearable for the past week or so particularly, just awful.  From about 1pm each day the ranitidine doesn’t seem to touch it so unless I’m lying down on my left side, I just feel rotten.  Oh these babies have a lot to answer for :)  At least I know as soon as the baby’s here, the reflux will go – hurray, relief!

Ah I now have eczema in a few places on my legs, arms and neck – neck!  I hadn’t had it at all before pregnancy so it was a bit unexpected but the Hopes Relief cream seems to be keeping it in check.  I didn’t get it last pregnancy either.

I have my 36 week appointment with the midwife tomorrow and I’m hoping she’ll 100% confirm that I can have a home birth – then it’s all systems go in getting the pool delivered and I can get a bit more excited about that!  Hold on to 37 weeks baby as I definitely won’t be able to have it planned at home otherwise!

Hope you’re all having a lovely week so far and if you’re expecting too, let me know how you’re feeling and how far along you are!
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20 Comments

  1. jenny
    / 8:04 pm

    Oh I just love a pregnancy update and it always makes me so broody. I have many linking up lately so there must be a baby boom going on. I wish I was one I have been wanting a third for a while now. Its’ still in the air yet but one can hope. Sounds like you are doing great and not long. More than half way there. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Happy Easter! #sharewithme

    • / 12:09 pm

      Ahh I’ll be watching out to when you decide for no. 3! :)

  2. / 5:46 pm

    Ooh exciting! Good luck with your hypnobirthing practice and the final weeks. #brilliantblogposts

    • / 12:08 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! :)

  3. Debs @ Super Busy Mum
    / 8:30 am

    Oh my goodness your pregnancy has FLOWN in!! #TwinklyTuesdays

    • / 7:01 pm

      It really has – argh ha ha! :)

  4. Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)
    / 2:26 pm

    After giving birth I also notice how I suddenly have eczema. This is an exciting time for you! #sharewithme

    • / 3:38 pm

      Isn’t it weird, the things that happen during pregnancy!! :)

  5. Luisa @ Looking for mama me
    / 12:20 am

    Only a week til term! How exciting! Good luck and I hope you get the birth you want :)

    • / 3:38 pm

      Thank you so much Luisa!! :)

  6. Tin Box Traveller
    / 8:27 pm

    I’ve been getting nausea and heartburn again the past two weeks too. It’s like I’ve regressed week 15! That, along with feeling heavy and tired means I’m really ready for maternity leave now – only one more day to go! Good luck this week if you do have another early bird! I’m sure the hypno-birthing techniques will come back to you once you are ‘in the zone’ xx #Sharewithme

    • / 3:37 pm

      Oh me too – it isn’t fair is it?! Hurray that you’ve now finished for mat leave – hope you are relaxing at home v v soon :)

  7. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    / 8:30 pm

    Eeeek, so close now! I love seeing these updates! Keep holding on baby so your mummy can have the birth she wants. Rubbish about the couple of negative things and especially not getting to carry on at work until you wanted to but at least you’ll be able to relax a bit longer (hopefully!). Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • / 3:37 pm

      Thanks lovely! I’m hanging out til Saturday earliest :)

  8. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    / 11:27 am

    Oh I remember at this stage time moved so slowly for me! It drove me crazy not being able to plan anything because I had no idea when I’d go into labour. Hope you’ve got sometime good to distract you and make that time not drag!

    #twinlytuesday

    • / 3:36 pm

      I have blogging and a little Jeremy Kyle as a distraction – although the latter is enough to put me in labour ha ha!! :)

  9. Louise
    / 8:09 am

    Ooh not long to go now. Hope that you manage to hang on for at least another week so you can have your home birth and that the acid reflux and pelvic pain eases up soon. #twinklytuesday

    • / 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much Louise! Me toooooo :)

  10. Donna
    / 3:16 pm

    I had my first 3 days late but my second arrived 16 days early – I was so not expecting it! I hope that you have a little while left xx

    • / 3:34 pm

      Ooh 16 days early would be quite nice – I’m just about prepared now! Famous last words…! :)

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