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38 Weeks Pregnant – My Pregnancy Week-By-Week

38 Weeks Pregnant

I’ve never been 38 weeks pregnant before!  It feels…well, a bit big and uncomfortable! I turned 38 weeks pregnant today so I have 2 weeks left although me and my Mum have both decided now that I will likely be overdue.  We have nothing to base that on except a hunch ha ha.

I have absolutely no early signs of labour whatsoever and apart from getting bigger, nothing has changed physically. I don’t want to be overdue though, I’m ready now!  Well, I’d like perhaps one more week :)

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As they say though, the baby will come when it’s ready so there is nothing we can do but sit and wait.  Or lie down and wait :)

The only problem is that because I was 3 weeks early when I had Miss M, I think I already feel ‘overdue’.  I go to bed every night thinking “Will it happen tonight?”.  Then I wake up every morning thinking “I should wash my hair, it might happen today!”.  It’s the same for the people around me – every call, text and email I’ve had in the past week already has started with “Have you had it yet?”!

I keep getting told to relax but it’s a little easier said than done!  I’m not stressing, just thinking about it a lot so I’m trying to take my mind of it as much as possible. I have been practicing my hypnobirth breathing when I can which definitely helps me feel relaxed.  I read the whole book again in one sitting!  I really wish I could have done another course this time around as I don’t feel quite as confident as I did previously but I am really looking forward to the birth.

So as I said earlier, I’ve had no new symptoms and absolutely no ‘early labour’ symptoms.  The heartburn and pelvic pain are still my biggest issues.  The latter especially as it means I can’t get around much and the weather has been so lovely that it’s annoying not to be able to walk very far.

The pelvic pain also makes the waddling a million times worse which doesn’t bother me at all but when I went for a walk earlier in the week I got many concerned looks from passing car drivers!  Funny, they probably panicked thinking they might have to take me to the hospital! Sorry I haven’t posted in a week but I gave myself a week’s rest from everything to get my mind in gear for the birth and Mini’s impending arrival and it’s really helped me to focus and get organised.

Mr M and my parents have been absolutely wonderful in helping me to look after Miss M as I can’t do much with her physically now – they’ve been amazing!

I have found out recently that some more friends are expecting their second baby too and it’s just so exciting that we’re all doing it together!

I don’t think I have anything else to add for this week’s update except that I’m making the most of my last couple of weeks of being pregnant before the real sleepless nights kick in.  As I’ve said before, this will be our last baby and I’ll never experience another pregnancy (yes, I said ‘never’) so I’m really appreciating every moment I have left of this one. :)

Did you know for sure when you were done with having more babies?  Or did any of you think you didn’t want more and then change your mind?
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  1. Fiona @ Free Range Chick
    / 7:58 pm

    I so remember that feeling of being so uncomfortably and heavily pregnant, really looking forward to not being pregnant as a result, but simultaneously trying to treasure every second of it, knowing that it was my final pregnancy. It is such a juxtaposition of feelings and emotions, isn’t it?

    If it hasn’t already happened, the very best of luck with your labour. x


    • / 3:51 pm

      It’s such a weird mix of emotions, isn’t it! Thank you so much :) :)

  2. Lisa (
    / 8:54 pm

    Oh Mim, I am so glad you have made it to 38 weeks! It’s so exciting how close it all is now, I am sooooooo jealous!! I am so hoping to go through this one more time myself!

    • / 3:50 pm

      Thanks lovely – and I’ll be keeping fingers crossed for you when the time comes for another! :)

  3. Luisa @ Looking for mama me
    / 11:12 am

    Awww enjoy those last few weeks, as hard as they are I’m sure you’ll miss those little kicks in your tummy knowing it’ll never happen again :( That must be a little sad. We’ll hopefully have one more and that’s all, but you never know, I’m obsessed with babies now!

    • / 3:49 pm

      Aww you’re right, I will miss the kicks, they are lovely :)

  4. Mumma McD
    / 10:49 am

    Oh that feeling of wanting it to happen right now, but also being terrified of it happening right now! I remember it well…

    Good luck Mim, rest up, practice your breathing, make sure your bag is packed and go over your plans with hubby a few more times.

    It won’t be long at all! xx

    • / 3:49 pm

      It’s such mixed emotions isn’t it! Thank you so much :)

  5. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    / 9:46 pm

    Oh wow, not long left now, I remember thinking I was going to be early with Boo and she was a week late!!

    • / 3:48 pm

      I think I’ll be late too – only 2 days to due date now! :)

  6. Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    / 8:05 pm

    Ohmygoodness Mim!! Not long now!!! It’s SO exciting!! I can’t wait to find out the next instalment. I wonder whether you’ll be linking up next week with ‘Pregnancy Update 39 Weeks’ or whether you’ll have had the baby by then?! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday :)

    Caro |

    • / 3:48 pm

      I’m still waiting – hurry up baby ha ha! :)

  7. Mylifeafterlogan
    / 9:01 am

    Ahh not long to go now at all! When I had LJ I couldn’t possibly imagine having any more as I had a rough pregnancy & labour/birth, however they do say time is a great healer & it makes you forget, and being honest I am coming round to the idea of having number.2 a bit… So who knows?! X

    • / 3:47 pm

      Aww that’s so lovely that you’re reconsidering another one! They are wonderful :)

  8. Alana Perrin
    / 9:22 am

    Good luck! I hope everything goes smoothly for you and you don’t end up being driven to hospital by a passing car!
    I remember the feeling every night going to bed thinking is this going to be it, even though I had no early labour symptoms either! Turns out I was induced and woke up with labour pains not even realising that’s what they were! At least you have a bit more of a clue the next time round!
    I look forward to reading your updates.
    Alana x

    • / 3:47 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m still waiting :)

  9. / 1:54 pm

    Not long to go now! We said that our second would be our final baby… and then we changed our minds!

    • / 3:43 pm

      Aww you couldn’t resist another! :)

  10. / 1:44 pm

    Eek not long to go now! Im 37 weeks and been having a few cramps, twinges and other signs that labour might be soon! Im feeling a bit fed up now so I know how you feel, I had my first daughter at 39 weeks exactly so exciting to see when this baby will come. Hope you don’t go over due though :( x #MummyMonday

    • / 3:43 pm

      Ooh how are you feeling now? Any action? I’m STILL waiting! :)

  11. Loving life with little ones
    / 8:57 pm

    I know what you are feeling my first was born at 37 weeks, my second at 39 and my last baby (who is 4 weeks old) was born at 41 weeks. Each time i went further than the last and it really dragged this time, i got sooo fed up of the ‘have you had it yet’ question I was avoiding people on the school run. hope it all goes well. x #maternitymondays

    • / 3:46 pm

      Ah they’re supposed to come sooner – unfair! :)

  12. Farmerswifeandmummy
    / 8:54 pm

    I love the leek analogy. Not long now lovely #MaternityMondays

    • / 3:46 pm

      It’s so funny isn’t it – the different vegetables! :)

  13. / 9:44 am

    We were chatting about this the otehr day over Facebook, not sure if you remember! I’m not overdue, 40 weeks & 1 day, it’s so rubbish, you get so excited about the due date and then it comes and goes and nothing happens. I’m constantly painting my nails and prepping just in case. Who knows when it will happen! I will send you some labour vibes :-)

    Helen – #mummymonday

    • / 3:41 pm

      Helen, your baby must be here now??

  14. Sarah Howe
    / 3:52 pm

    How exciting! Last leg now. Must me strange to hit that point if you were early last time! Won’t be long. The pelvic pain must be a pain literally! Hard to struggle with walking. Looking forward to next update ️xx #mummymondays

    • / 3:45 pm

      I feel so overdue now ha! :)

  15. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    / 3:41 pm

    Hey bump buddy! I feel you! I am typing from my bouncing ball as I speak!!!! #MaternityMondays

    • / 3:45 pm

      I am just about to get back on the ball ha ha! :)

  16. Becca Bunting
    / 3:31 pm

    Ooh fingers crossed Baby arrives for you soon! I can understand why you already feel like Baby is overdue as 1st babies are often later than 2nd!

    Hope all goes well with your hypnobirth.

    X Becca #maternitymondays

    • / 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much! :)

  17. Alice Young
    / 2:46 pm

    So close now. It will definitely happen when you least expect it! that must be weird feeling already overdue though! Fingers crossed baby doesn’t keep you waiting to much longer but I always said to friends “baby will come when baby is ready!!” Thanks for linking up #MummyMonday host xxx

    • / 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much lady! :)

  18. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    / 12:33 pm

    Oh I hated the last bit- the waiting and uncertainty. I like to be really planned and organised, it drove me nuts not knowing when the tot would be making an appearance. Hope it goes by quickly for you and you’re not too uncomfortable. And here’s to an ‘easy’ and uncomplicated birth!

    • / 3:43 pm

      It’s driving me nuts too ha! Thanks so much :) :)

  19. Sophie @ Mum, M & More
    / 9:30 am

    I hope you’re not left waiting too long :-) #mummymonday x

    • / 3:40 pm

      Oh me toooo Sophie, thanks! :)

  20. / 6:27 pm

    Bless you, hope the little one makes an appearance for you soon xxx

    • / 3:38 pm

      Still not here Rachel – hurry up baby! :)

  21. Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life
    / 9:22 pm

    so close , i remember the feeling of wondering every day if today would be the day or not. We decided that are third baby would be are last one but now he is seven months old i am feeling broody again , but i do not think we will be having any more babies xx

    • / 3:39 pm

      I still have that feeling every day – this baby is not making any moves! :)

  22. Spidermummy
    / 8:04 pm

    So close! I know exactly how you feel with the feeling overdue thing, my first was 38 weeks which was a surprise as I assumed I’d be late, and so when numbers 2 & 3 were both 4 days late I felt sooooo done by the end!! (I’m not saying you’ll be overdue though!) I remember being in tears quite a lot by the end as I’d just had enough so you have my every sympathy my lovely! And as for feeling ‘done’, I didn’t at all after number 2 but totally do now after number 3 and it’s quite a good feeling to be honest. Good luck hunny and I’ll keep checking to see your good news! xxx

    • / 3:39 pm

      I am ALMOST overdue – 2 days until due date – hurry up baby! Thanks lovely :)

  23. Tin Box Traveller
    / 12:48 pm

    So close now! I’m feeling the opposite to you and think I’m going to be early this time. I was four days over last time so not a big deviation from my due date. However, I’ve been feeling so heavy and uncomfortable since going on maternity leave. I need at least one more week though to get everything ready :) This will be our last baby too. Two is a nice round number and Mr TB doesn’t need any more excuse to look at bigger cars! Have a great week! X

    • / 3:38 pm

      Ah, why aren’t our minis here yet?? Two is a lovely nice round number, totally agree! :) #comeonbaby

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