Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Just a wee update this week.
We had a lovely holiday. Our families were all together in one country, in one room. Baby received gifts despite not being here yet. And best of all, I didn’t go into labour on Christmas day!
Friday I see the midwife and next week I have my scan with the maternal fetal medicine unit in the city. Baby boy will be here whenever it suits him I guess but I’m hopeful it’ll be spontaneous labour. If I don’t go into labour by the 10th of January then I’m scheduled for induction, which ideally I’d like to avoid. We shall see…
Sleep: I’m still awake every hour because of my hips aching but I know the end is in sight…
Food cravings: Back to my mid-pregnancy obsession with Fanta and anything vinegary – especially my husband’s potato salad.
Food aversions: Nothing really, just needing smaller portions as he is taking up all the space as usual.
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Symptoms I HAVE:
Hunger – Not much change. He hasn’t dropped yet so I don’t have more room yet.
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Stretchmarks: Tiger stripes everywhere. Itchy and sore in places, but not too bad. I’m pretty accepting of them for now.
Movement: Still super wiggly but it’s obvious he has no room. He’s too tall to turn much so he just headbutts my cervix and kicks me in the ribs. I wonder how active he’ll be on the outside. Sports in my future regardless I think!
Best moment of the week: Christmas with our families.
What I’m looking forward to: Putting the cot and rocking chair together this weekend. And the shelves up. Baby boy being here!
What I miss: Not being achey and slow and tired. But the end is in sight!