Tuesday, 13 February 2018

38 Week Pregnancy Update

38 weeks pregnant and feeling it. 

I am so ready to have this baby, it’s funny how at the start of pregnancy I worried about the logistics of giving birth and now I don’t care…just get him out. I thought now would be the apt time to share some more of my brutally honest pregnancy updates before he arrives so, here goes. 

38 Week Pregnancy Update


I’ve started thinking about the things I miss, sleeping on my stomach, my feet, breathing, being able to pick things up off the floor, even the gym!

I’m trying to stay on my feet and walk as often as possible, when I was at work I would make sure I did a little lap around town to keep my steps up and found myself many times lusting after all the clothes in Newlook – I’m at the stage where  even maternity clothes look ridiculous. I want to wear jeans and boots and cute little jumpers and not look like a potato if that’s ok thanks.

Strangers have started making comments like ‘oh you must be about to pop’ and ‘are you sure it’s not twins’ I don’t mind it too much it’s just annoying having to smile and not be the grumpy pregnant person

People also want to touch me a lot now which is a bit strange – some people will come straight at me and maul away and others kind of need to be invited to which is also weird because I’m not massively into human contact


38 Week Pregnancy Update


Pregnancy really hardens you up - It’s amused me how in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy I was suffering with awful morning sickness and flaking around like some delicate flower and now I’ll just throw up, wet myself, pass out and get right back to what I was doing 

My appetite has rocketed and I want to eat all the things all the time but I still have that pesky indigestion and acid reflux so I can’t, yay 

Itchy bumps and rashes - another thing that no one really tells you about until you Google it and are suddenly faced with horror stories of what your symptoms could indicate

Diarrhea has been happening for just over a week which, apparently is perfectly normal so that’s fabulous. The other day I had to physically kick Luke off the loo because I needed it

38 Week Pregnancy Update


I am the best at napping; I wake up and need a nap to get over it. I can fall asleep in a second for hours and still go to bed at my usual time. I am living my best life

I thought it’d be a good idea to do some maintenance down there, the only with that I couldn’t see it and I’d lost the Veet so I had to hack away with four razors and hope the for best. Turns out I did a good job but what I didn’t anticipate is how much everything swells, EVERYTHING!

Forgetting simple things – I’ve only recently started to forget very basic things like what keys are for and my job and how to get out of the bath, it’s loads of fun 

Unfortunately not all midwives are as reliable as you’d think, I’ve very quickly realised that the friends and family I am surrounded by can offer more support and advice than my healthcare provider, it’s a shame and they should do better but I’m not allowing myself to be stressed over it.

So there you have it, pregnancy is basically 9 months of gross things happenings to your body that continue to get worse until you have the baby which, I image is also going to be full of gross experiences. I can’t wait to meet him, hurry up Freddie!

38 Week Pregnancy Update

38 Week Pregnancy Update


SHARE:

14 comments

  1. I love your honesty!! Most pregnancy updates are about whether people can still wear their rings or if their bellybuttons have popped out - you tell it like it is! xx

    Beautylymin| CharlotteTilburyBlush&BronzeGiveaway

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your pregnancy posts always make my day ! Love your honesty in them ! I cannot WAIT for baby Freddie to arrive.
    Saira
    SairaSays.co.uk xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. I LOVE how the cats are like put us down right now lol. Love the post, I do not miss pregnancy. I was 20, and all my friends would be asking me how I am coping with the thought of childbirth, but by 34-36 weeks you are so sick fed up of being a house sized human you would do anything to get them out - I was begging for labour by 7 days over, getting excited over a twinge of pain lol - pregnancy is a wierd thing!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    ReplyDelete
  4. Omg this is HILARIOUS!! Not gonna lie, I’m also a little worried about pregnancy too ha!

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for sharing. I would die if people started getting touchy, hahahah!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hahahah you’ve taken me right back here! It’s just such a magical time............



    not!




    Hahahahaha!! I can’t believe how quickly it seems to have gone by for you and wish you all the luck in the world with the finish line xxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ah I am so so excited for you!! I adore these photos too xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such an honest post and I love that. You don’t hear enough about the realities of the final few moments! Xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. You are hilarious, I am so excited for you - and equally scared to ever get pregnant haha x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love it Issy, this is sooooo true, if I still worked with you we'd have had some awesome conversations about how utterly shit pregnancy is, hated it, LOVED thekids labour...something I could actually get my teeth into and feel as if I'm actually doing something rather than something being done to me!!! You'll love it.

    Oh and yeah! My sister and I have one word, no three, three word's for that MICK-JAGGER-LIPS!!!! 😯😯😯

    ReplyDelete
  11. Of course there are other very informative books and Apps out there but these are the ones I found myself going to back to most often. learn more

    ReplyDelete
  12. Candid information about what mothers need to know, ranging from ways to navigate the technical landscape of hospital births to making the personal choices of a water home birth.  Baby scan

    ReplyDelete
  13. Im no expert, but I believe you just made an excellent point. You certainly fully understand what youre speaking about, and I can truly get behind that. Pregnancy scan oxford

    ReplyDelete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig