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37 Weeks Pregnant – What to expect!

37 Weeks Pregnant

Here it is – full term – 37 weeks pregnant!

So technically I’m 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow and as long as I make it until then and we have no complications etc, the home birth is ON!

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My water birth pool arrived yesterday, exciting!  It’s a bit daunting looking at it as I’ve never put one up before so we’re hoping to find time this weekend for a practice run and putting it up, seeing how long it takes to fill it etc.

I had my 36 week appointment with the midwife last week and she still keeps insisting that they might not make it in time to my house but I feel confident that 1. they will and 2. I’ll be ok regardless.  Obviously at the first sign of trouble with the baby I’ll be straight to hospital, the baby’s needs will always come first.

The fundal height of my uterus was measuring 1cm ahead which is fine and normal.

I haven’t dropped at all as as far as I can tell in the past week – the acid reflux and kicks to my ribs verify that too!

I’ve now completely finished work for mat leave which is awesome as the pelvic pain is verrrry bad.  I’m spending a lot of time resting when I can which doesn’t ease it but at least means it doesn’t hurt as I’m not walking/standing.  However, turning over in bed is so painful.

I mentioned this to the midwife and said I was ok with it as it would go when the baby arrives and she kindly told me that if probably wouldn’t as I’m ‘older’.  OLDER?!  I’m 36, not 90!  Yes, I know I’m technically classed as a mature mother but what a way to kick an emotional, uncomfortable pregnant lady while she’s already down!

A big big thank you this week to the lovely Hannah at The (Mis) Adventures of Spidermummy who has been so lovely and supportive.  She’s a midwive and has been talking me through what she perceives as my options and it’s been really brilliant to have an unbiased opinion on my home birth hopes.  Thank you Hannah!

I’m feeling very emotional this week which is to be expected I suppose.  Mini could literally arrive at any time and although I’m not quite as anxious as last week, I’m still walking around in a bit of a dream world.

I’m analysing and over-analysing every teeny tiny symptom and Dr Google is getting a bit of a beating.  It’s like I’m, a first-timer again!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not driving myself crazy, I just can’t wait to meet the baby and I want to be prepared.

My goal for now though is to try and relax as much as possible physically and mentally.  And to not cram in too many more jaffa cakes or creme eggs!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and a lovely time with your families!

Keep your fingers crossed that Mini stays in until at least tomorrow! :)

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  1. My Life As A Mummy
    / 8:09 pm

    wow! Exciting times ahead! I really hope you manage to have your home birth!

    Thank you for linking up to the #WeekendBlogHop

    Laura x x x

    • / 12:14 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! :)

  2. everything mummy
    / 9:42 pm

    oh wow so exciting any day now you’ll be holding your gorgeous new bundle! Thanks for linking up to sunday stars I wander if you’ll be able to make it next week eeeek!! x

    • / 12:14 pm

      Hurray, thanks lady! :)

  3. Spidermummy
    / 9:31 pm

    You are such a sweetie, and you are most welcome. Always happy to talk the hind legs off anyone about home birth!! And yaayy you made it to full term! Fingers crossed for you hun xxxxxx

    • / 12:13 pm

      Oh thank you so much again! :) :)

  4. / 11:54 am

    Oh wow! Not lon got go now! And it seems you’re all ready and prepared for the big day! Can’t wait to hear more! Just time to relax, and look forward to the big day!! Thanks so much for linking up and Happy Easter! Steph xxx

    • / 12:13 pm

      I’m only kind of prepared ha! :)

    • / 12:12 pm

      Yay, hope you’re feeling well! :)

  5. Kimmie
    / 10:21 pm

    Exciting! I had a home birth with my fourth.. it was lovely.. so relaxed, I went into labour at 9pm, laboured (and baked a date loaf) through the night, and she came into the world (my living room) filmed by my Dad, at 6am.

    I have five kids, my home birth was the most relaxed, I hope yours is as precious and stress free :) x

    Hopped over from the #Weekendbloghop

    All the best, kimmie x

    • / 12:13 pm

      Thanks Kimmie – that’s so awesome! I love the sound of your home birth :)

  6. Linda Hobbis
    / 8:25 pm

    I really admire you for planning a home birth. I wimped out completely I’m afraid. And you’re not old. I had my two at 43 and 45!!! I hope all goes well.

    • / 12:12 pm

      Thanks Linda! Ah thank you, we’re not old, we’ve just lived a bit more first :)

  7. Kim Carberry
    / 8:14 pm

    Oh wow! Exciting times for you! Good luck!
    Have a wonderful Easter

    • / 12:11 pm

      Yay, thanks Kim! Not long now :) Hope you had a lovely Easter :)

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