If you had to double take at the number of weeks I am, don't worry, so did I! 37 weeks, I mean where did that come from?! I feel like time has suddenly got ahead of me and I feel so behind on everything I need to do before baby comes. We have finally bought clothes and all the things for the hospital bag (which is ready and waiting at the bottom of the stairs). We've figured out what will happen with Alice when I go into labour and paternity leave for Dave.
I still have a massive urge to sort out the house, clear out the cupboards, throw away the old toys... Unfortunately I seem to have left it all to late. With this major heatwave we are having and with being so heavily pregnant, I just can't seem to do very much without feeling exhausted or getting a back ache. Typical huh?! Still, those things are not particularly important and it's probably my nesting brain kicking into gear.
In terms of the pregnancy, baby is 3/5 engaged, but is lying long which means he is sort of sideways with his head down. So I have to stand in weird positions every day to try and get him to turn. I also have to get my bloods done every week to check levels of something or other. That's because I had a retained placenta last time round and there is a higher risk of it happening to me again. Joy.
I am getting cravings for weird things. Well, I say weird, I mean things I don't usually eat. Popcorn, sparkling water, blackberries and frosties are my top go-to foods right now. In fact, I am eating popcorn and drinking sparkling water while writing this!
Pregnancy symptoms include all the old favourites: morning sickness, leg cramps at night, back ache, exhaustion, pressure pressure pressure, the need to wee all the flipping time, swollen ankles, braxton hicks... can you tell I've had enough now?! On top of all that, Boden have just released their new Autumn range and I am itching to get into a pair of those chelsea turn ups, so very much looking forward to not being pregnant now.
And of course, I can't wait to meet him. Though I did have a dream the other night that I had a little girl instead of a boy and we had to dress her in blue clothing with dinosaurs on the front!
We shall see I suppose. It would make a funny story I guess!