35 weeks + 3 days

This week has been all about resting for mama & slow-motion belly wriggles and rolls for the little one.

Most of the big things are done now, so we're really just ... waiting. I can't wait for it to be April, so that when people ask when we're due, I'll be {hopefully} be able to tell them that it's this month.

At the beginning of this week, I started taking raspberry leaf tablets - they are supposed to assist some women in the form of shortening labour/making contractions more efficient. My midwife & OB recommended them; I'm in the camp of 'why not?' - at the very least, apparently they help with milk production too, so it can't hurt. I'm also due to start researching perineal massage, though I'm not sure how successful I'll be there; I can't remember what anything below the belly button looks or feels like at this point!

On the baby front, she's been pretty calm the last few days. Her head is still down low, so hiccups feel weirdly funny and vibrate off my crotch/butt. Her back/belly movements are felt on my lower left hand side, and the majority of her stretches and kicks are felt on my upper right hand side. Some days I still can't believe that I'm feeling/touching my actual baby - it just shows how big she's grown over the months.

I have an OB visit tomorrow morning, and then we're having our convertible seats professionally installed in both of our cars in the afternoon. I think driving around with a baby seat in the car is going to make things feel that little bit more real. And after that, it's my brother's wedding on Saturday - a very busy weekend coming up.

I've been feeling like these last few weeks are going to go by SO slowly. Since our due date is the 22nd of April, towards the end, I think I'll be one of the last mums to give birth in all of my groups - so I'm anxiously watching for everyone else's babies & hoping that our little one might surprise us a teeny bit before her due date.

What do you think: will we go early/on time/or late? :)

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Non Sequitur Chica said...

This is your first so I have a feeling that she is going to come late, like most first babies. :-)


Audrey said...

Well, obviously she's going to come 4 days early so she'll have The Best Birthday, April 18. :)

Mrs. E said...

Just stopping by from ICLW! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope the last few weeks go by uneventfully and as comfortably as possible :) Vibes for a quick and easy delivery!

Rebecca said...

Hi from ICLW. Congratulations on making it to the other side.

Olivia said...

Hello from ICLW! Congratulations of your pregancy and hopefully things will speed up for your.

Sarah said...

i think she'll be late! but not by much ;) itll be so neat to see! & i think iclw is awesome! xxo

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