40 Weeks Pregnant

daniella manzano, toddler, half white half filipino girlSo here we are, just as I thought – my due date is today and no sign of the baby yet. We are so ready to meet him now. Hopefully he wont be too late…

I had midwife’s appointment yesterday. She checked me and baby out – all is good. Baby’s head is engaged, ready to make his exit. 🙂

If I don’t give birth over this weekend, midwife booked me in for an appointment on Monday to do membrane sweep. I really hope it wont be necessary… However, if this sweep doesn’t work, they will do another one in three days. If that one will also not work, I will be induced on 7th of July. Fingers crossed this baby will come earlier. 🙂

My sleep is surprisingly still not too bad! Easy to fall asleep in the evening and no matter how many times I wake up at night for the toilet, usually I am back to deep sleep within few seconds after putting my head on the pillow. I am so grateful for that, as I remember with Daniella I could hardly sleep at night at this stage. Continue reading 40 Weeks Pregnant

While Waiting for our Little Baby to Arrive

While Waiting for our Little Baby to ArriveI could not feel more pregnant than I feel these days. I am currently 39+5 weeks in my pregnancy and actually I am finally ready to meet our little one.

On Tuesday in the evening we went to bed, but I could not fall asleep. I had painful cramps in my tummy. Edward was already deep in his sleep, but I had to get off the bed and go to the living room as could not stand the pain no more. I did feel slightly better when was I walking from one corner to another across the room, but bump kept on contracting quite often and painfully. I’ve even downloaded the application on my phone for tracking contractions. I was also feeling super cold – had shivers and needed toilet every few minutes.

I was so sure I was going into labour. Continue reading While Waiting for our Little Baby to Arrive

39 Weeks Pregnant

39 Weeks Pregnant getting ready

39 Weeks Pregnant baby boy's cot
Oh God! 39 weeks- one week to my due date. Baby might come at any time now. As a matter of the fact I had so many Braxton Hicks yesterday, that I really thought I was going into labour already! I went to sleep thinking, that I might have to rush to the hospital shortly.

39 Weeks Pregnant baby boy's cotAt night I woke up for about 5 times to the bathroom, and my fake contractions were gone by then. I was actually quite happy about that. I don’t yet feel mentally prepared for labour, I am still so anxious to even think about it. Plus I am so convinced, that my baby will be born after the due date, that I didn’t yet even think about the possibility having to go to the hospital earlier. Until yesterday.

My 39th week…

I feel…. BIG. And heavy, and tired……………..

My energy (please remind me of how it feels to have some) is no where to be found. If we go out somewhere, I feel completely drained after not even an hour. My feet, legs, back and every other part of my body hurts. Even getting ready for going outside takes my all energy away. I really cannot wait to feel normal again.

I also miss wearing normal clothes. I stopped buying maternity clothes now. Will just live with whatever I have. No point wasting money no more, not long to go. When I go shopping and see all the beautiful outfits for non pregnant women, I then want to give birth as soon as possible! Continue reading 39 Weeks Pregnant

38 Weeks Pregnant

38 Weeks Pregnant, Justina Ivanauskiene

38th week of my pregnancy – two weeks left till my due date, but baby can pretty much come at any time. OK, maybe not this week, but next week for sure! We really cannot wait to see our new bundle of joy. Almost ready now. Just need to set up the cot (Edward will probably do it today), iron the duvet and all is DONE!

My first week off work went well. So strange to stay at home. It feels like I am on some short holiday and I will have to go back in a few days or so. But hey, I don’t have to go back to work for about a year! That is really cool, when you think. 🙂

Since I spent my last week at home, I do feel a bit better and less tired. I have more energy for house cleaning routine in the morning and most importantly, I often manage to take an afternoon nap! That gives me some energy in the evening and does make me feel more alive…

I have more and more Braxton Hicks every day. They are much stronger now than they used to be and take a little longer. Braxton Hicks make me panic about giving birth, but I try not to think about it. Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant

What I Packed in My Hospital Bag for Labour

 So finally finally finally – my hospital bag is now packed! It was exciting and together not easy at all, deciding of what shall I take. Luckily my hospital is only 5 minutes drive away (and 15 minutes walk), so in case I forgot anything, Edward can always drive back home to pick it up. otherwise, there is a huge Mothercare store just next to the hospital, that might come handy too!
What I Packed in My hospital bag for Labour
So here is what I packed in my and baby’s hospital bag for labour:
2 baby blankets. I remember with Daniella I only took 1 blanket to the hospital, but then I was using my bathrobe to put underneath the baby. Therefore I am taking two little blankets this time.

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