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~ Week 39 ~

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Week 39 Watermelon!!

Hallelujah! We have a watermelon! Week 39 and baby is now about 6 1/2 – 8 lbs in weight and probably won’t get any bigger than he/she is now but that little brain is still developing rapidly. It’s a bit surreal to think we are nearly there!

I have read that there is a decrease in fetal activity now due to the lack of space in there, but  I must say baby is still pretty strong with the kicks, jabs and wiggles and everytime I stop moving around and sit down (even on public transport) those antics start up again. Baby still hasn’t ‘dropped’ yet and with tomorrow being D-day (December 15th) and no Braxton Hicks at the moment I don’t think baby will be making an appearance just yet. Not that you can tell these things….but I think I feel too good to be about to go into labour!

So if there is no show over the weekend,  it’s off to the hospital Monday morning for anti-natal testing to check everything is still okay with baby and if there is still no sign by the 23rd (Robins birthday!)  then an induction it will be.

I really don’t think I will have to wait that long (here’s hoping) but I am happy to hang on as I am still enjoying being pregnant even with these full term aches and pains and swelling and getting fatter by the week! ^_^ Speaking of getting fatter (I’m 195lbs now!)  It’s interesting how people like to share their own opinions- even strangers – on ones size during pregnancy! Now I am carrying a full term baby,  I am ”SO big” (the cheek!) and sometimes it is the opposite and Im told it’s very neat.. (I really think I’m just average – afterall I am only 5ft 3inches tall and ready to give birth!)   If it were any other situation though, those kind of remarks would be just plain rude…SIGH … why is it okay in pregnancy for people to get over familiar and opinianted…perhaps I should start to have a smart answer like ‘Not as big as your arse or nose’. Then blame the auld pregnancy hormones *wink!* The other thing that is becoming a tad testing,  is this being able to tell from the shape of your bump etc. Every single culture seems to have their own theory and each one contradicts another yet they all are right (!)  It’s very simple. You can’t tell! The odds of the guessing is 50/50 so you have a pretty high chance of guessing it right. But it really is just that! A guess!!

Anyway, we will see soon enough if baby is big ‘un and a boy or girl! (SO exciting!!!)

But judging on how I feel right now,I will leave it up to baby to ‘decide’ when to arrive ..as they say only baby knows when it’s ready to be born!

 

Bump Progress!

Week 39 the size of a watermelon

 

 

 

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~ Week 37 ~

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week 37 watermelon

Woohoo!! Baby reached full term this past week and is now the grand size of a wintermelon! This means he/she is fully developed but is in a ‘refining’ stage and getting healthier, stronger and gaining about 1/2 an ounce per day and I should probably more freaked out by the melon comparison!!

At this stage I’m pretty much waddling my way through each day, and biding my time. I can’t move about as much as I’d like to, mainly from the pressure of babys head in my pelvic area – this discomfort can come and go when I move and even be so sharp that it stops me in my tracks. My lovely swollen ‘cabbage patch’ legs and feet are still on the increase too, so now I have one choice of footwear  and this week it actually rained! It hardly ever rains here so it was a bit tricky getting out and about esp to my OB appointment which I have on a weekly basis now until December 15th. All looks well with baby and I gained 3 more lbs in the past fortnight and the size of bumpo increased by 2 cm but baby hasn’t ‘dropped’ yet and honestly I don’t want to think about how much more pressure I will feel once that does happen which I expect can be any day soon now  O_O

And now that I am ”big” – I don’t think my bump is that big personally – AKA  9 months pregnant!  The boy / girl guesses seem to be leaning more towards a boy with many old wives tales and cultures helping people in their guessing.  [ a Fillipino lady in Walgreens who physically looked about 10 years old herself told me I was ” very big so it had to be a boy” – the cheek! }

I guess it’s part of the fun of it though!  I have no idea and no ‘feeling’ and I love the surprise and excitement of not knowing… we will all know soon enough though!  ^_^

~Week 37 ~

Bump Progress!

Week 37 the size of a watermelon