36 weeks + 3 days

And I'm still here!

I was reading back over my blogs from Georgia's pregnancy, and at 36+4 things had already begun ramping up. A tonne of contractions and some fairly obvious signs that labour was on its way - even if I didn't know it at the time.

As for me this time around, well.. I am predicting that nothing will happen on its own. (I KNOW, I can't believe I just typed that - just a gut feeling I have!) I am absolutely massive, but apart from the painless tightenings that I'm having fairly regularly, I haven't had a 'show' yet, and everything else just seems to be hanging on the same as usual.

I'd love to push it to Saturday (which would make 37 weeks) just so that I could be considered term. That would be so cool!

Otherwise, no news is good news, right?

Since my bed rest has been successful, I'm easing my way back into regular activities - even though I am totally puffed doing normal things like walking up my stairs and cleaning the kitchen. Doing nothing for all that time has meant I'm completely useless! Jobs I've managed to complete this week included cleaning out my cupboards, organising and sorting the fridge and pantry, cleaning the upstairs bathroom for the kids, and getting my hair done. Priorities, right? It had been MONTHS since I have had my hair cut, it was in desperate need of some love!

I'm off to the OB tomorrow, and I've gotta tell you - I'm so nervous to hear what her weight estimate will be then.

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Unknown said...

That is so amazing! You have done so well- I hope you make it to 37 weeks too. And yay for getting to move about and do things again- even if you get easily puffed, I bet it still feels wonderful!

Jess said...

This is great! Making it to 37 weeks would be a wonderful milestone, and honestly, 39 weeks would be even better! That is the new "full term" by US standards at least--37 to 39 weeks are now considered "early term" because the rate of complications like temporary breathing difficulties is still higher than ideal. So really, all the extra time she gets in there is a good thing! And really, I know she's measuring big but having had two large babies (close to 4 kilos each), I can say that it was worth the extra baking time, and the births were still quick and straightforward!

Katelin said...

Yay! So excited for you xo

Risa said...

Wishing for 37 weeks! You've done a lot. Seriously. I'm not even pregnant and you've surpassed me in things I've accomplished this week.

Feisty Harriet said...

This is just my favorite post on the internet today. Yaaaaaaay baby!!


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