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37 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2


Hello full term! I can't believe I'm at this stage already; baby boy really could make his entrance any day now (still don't think it's going to be anytime soon haha), and we are pretty much completely ready! Baby is around 49cm, over 6.5lbs and the size of a honeydew melon - there's lots of melons with these fruit comparisons haha.

I had my 36 week midwife appointment on Monday which went really well. All was ok with my urine, blood pressure (110/60) and my general well being. My bump was measuring a week ahead at 37cm which I was really surprised about; I don't think it's really grown if I'm honest. He was also head down still and to my surprise again 2/5ths engaged! I know this doesn't mean much for second pregnancies, and he's probably popped out by now, but it's still exciting and a step in the right direction.

This week I've had constant strong braxton hicks and pretty intense lighting pain. Not a day goes past now where I don't get a few braxton hicks in a row now. They're still not painful but they really take my breath away and stop me in my tracks. The lightning is bloody painful though haha. I'll just be walking along when it suddenly feels like he's going to fall out.

His movements are still pretty strong which is great. I've noticed he gets hiccups quite a lot too which if I'm honest, are slightly annoying haha. Especially as he seems to get them when I wake up in the middle of the night to wee (which is becoming a routine of around 2am and 5am).

My bags are finally packed and ready to go, and we're going to install the car seat base back into the car this week. The only thing we need to get is the moses basket off of my sister and then we're completely ready. Let the baby eviction plans commence haha!


  1. aw getting so close now! my second and third never even engaged at all until about 10 minutes before they were born. I can't wait to see all your newborn photos xx

  2. Beautiful. I am 40 weeks today with my first & I haven't felt any Braxton Hicks, though my DR assures me I am having them. I feel like this little one will never come out!

  3. Not long to go! So exciting. I'm slightly jealous that you're only up twice in the night for a wee; I swear I was out of bed more than I was in it last night!

  4. Ohhhh I've just realised that some of the very rhythmic movements I'm getting are hiccups. Hehe Ahhh can't believe I missed that, that's very cute. Wow you're full term. That's very exciting :) I hope the labour is a very very smooth sneeze it out kind of birth and everything goes very very well x

  5. Getting really excited for you now hun! Must be so exciting. Those braxton hicks must be getting you all ready for the birth. I hope all goes ok when it starts!! xx #maternitymondays

  6. Oh wow you are getting so close now! Exciting times ahead, glad to hear all is going well though ouch for the pains! Thanks for linking with #MaternityMondays

  7. Wow, your pregnancy has gone fast, hope it all goes smoothly for you. #maternitymondays


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