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36 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Three}

23.12.17

9 months pregnant. Wow! Although I feel as if I'm in the "I feel as if I've been pregnant forever" bubble now, I really do think I'll miss my bump when it's gone. Especially as this is definitely the last time I'm going to experience all the ups and downs of pregnancy.

HOW FAR ALONG?
36 weeks & 5 days

DUE DATE?
14th January 2018

GENDER?
Girl!

HOW’S BABY DOING?
I use the Baby Centre App to check on baby's progress - baby girl is roughly the length of a romaine lettuce this week, weighing around 2.6kg and measuring just over 47.4cm long. She's now shedding what's left of her downy lanugo hair and vernix - both of which she'll then swallow, which will then become part of her meconium poo.

I saw my midwife for my home-booking appointment yesterday, as well as my 36 week antenatal check. It made everything feel a lot more real, especially talking through where the pool is going to go, and the procedures. She also dropped off the home birth box, and the birth pool is being delivered this week too, so we're nearly 100% ready to go now! In regards to antenatal checks, everything was perfect. Baby girl is still well head down, and now 3/5ths engaged... and boy can I feel it!

WEIGHT CHANGE?
I don't even want to know anymore.. especially with Christmas just around the corner!


SYMPTOMS?
The constipation is back.. yay! I think it's due to the iron I'm taking, as well as the fact everything is so squished up now. Either way I'm hoping it passes soon, as it really makes you feel miserable. 

Braxton hicks are almost constant in the evenings now, and usually accompanied by period like pains too. I'm hoping it's a sign that my body is getting all prepared, so when labour does come it is a little quicker. Although I'm still certain she's going to be late!

SLEEP?
Sleep is pretty awful if I'm honest. I'm waking so much to go to the loo, and rolling is just impossible. I'm finding I'm waking in the night randomly too, and then struggling to get back to sleep. Which is incredibly frustrating when you have your husband peacefully snoring away next to you...

CRAVINGS?
Nothing of note recently.

HOW I’M FEELING?
Exhausted, achey, heavy, and pretty bloody huuuuuge. I am oh so excited though! My sister, who was due a few weeks before me, welcomed my nephew into the world this week. Meeting him and having those newborn snuggles has made me even more excited. I still can't believe I have a baby just like that in my belly though!

MISS ANYTHING?
Feeling 'normal'. I have completely forgotten how it feels to be able to walk around and not feel tired and out of breath. I just want to sit on the floor and play with the littles, but everything hurts too much to do anything. 

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?
I recently worked with JoJo Maman Bebe, reviewing some of their lovely maternity clothing. I think my favourite piece is this maternity and nursing top - it's so clever, and stripes are my favourite!

BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?
We've got everything prepared for baby! We have built our co-sleeper, the clothes are all washed and put away, and I have my home birth box / hospital bag sorted. 


LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Enjoying our last Christmas, and hopefully New Year as a family of four! We have so much to look forward to in 2018, and I just want to enjoy every last minute with Indie and Parker before she's born.

You can see how this pregnancy compares to Parker's (my second) here.

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