40 Week Update – Could This Be My Last One??

How far along?  40 weeks!! We made it! Happy Due Date baby boy!!!!!

Total weight gain:  I feel HUGE things are wobbling all over the place!

Maternity clothes?  Nothing new of course as I shouldn’t be pregnant too much longer! I also haven’t really been going out much at all as I am just too knackered so it’s been pj days most days for me!
Stretch marks? I have a stretch mark on my back and I am gutted!! I knew it would happen, especially going all the way to 40 weeks! However it is so small and not too prominent that it might disappear (one can hope)! I suppose it’s better to be on my back as well than to be on my belly!
I went back to using Palmers Cocoa Butter after the dryness eased on my tummy which again I cannot praise enough for getting me this far! I have still been using my Mama Mio Boob Tube (review here) of course!!
Sleep:  Sleep has been a little better this week and I don’t know if it’s because we are in the new house now and it feels a little cosier and I am less stressed! The only thing is our main bathroom is downstairs as it’s an Edwardian property so when I need to go to the loo I am pretty much wide awake by the time I get back to bed! 
Best moment this week: The best thing about this week has been living in our new home, I have pretty much been smiling all week! It’s so nice to have our own space, which I personally think looks great, and I’m so proud of what we have achieved!! 
Worst Moment This Week: So I had a stretch and sweep yesterday afternoon which I was a little nervous about as I didn’t know what to expect. I was however told it didn’t really hurt and just feels uncomfortable – BUT I found it so so painful!!!!!!! I think it shocked me how much it did hurt and that was my worst moment this week by a mile!!
Food cravings: I cannot get enough chocolate this week and I had a major chocolate brownie craving one day so I whipped up a late night batch and they tasted like heaven! Mr H wasn’t complaining about this craving either..
Miss anything?  Again just missing my old bod now!! I sorted through loads of clothes whilst moving and I cannot believe the size of some of the dresses and shorts I have!! Will I ever squeeze into them again!!??
Movement: Still lots of movement from Haribo but it is decreasing slightly and this is quite obviously because he barely has any room in there anymore! I’ve got a feeling he’s going to be a bit of a chubba when he arrives but my midwife has guesstimated just 7lbs!!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Again just a few moments of nausea throughout the week but nothing horrific and nothing really triggering it apart from yesterday when I felt sick the entire day!
Gender: BOY!

Labour signs:  So I guess this is the exciting bit.. I mentioned above that my worst moment this week was having the sweep. Well it was horrendous but it also
lead to me become 3cm dialated!!  I also had a show a few hours later and my midwife is adamant that Harry will be arriving this very weekend!
She said it was one of the best sweeps she has done and I was already 1-2cm when she started it and his head was incredibly low so in theory I should have a very quick labour when it comes to pushing!
Immediately after the procedure I started to get quite heavy period pain type cramping which was pretty constant and my midwife said that was it all kicking off.. Eek!
I spent most of last night restless on the sofa and in quite a lot of pain which I managed with paracetamol, but this morning the pain has decreased (annoying)! We are going to have a nice long walk today and I’ll be doing some bouncing around on my preggo ball to hopefully get things moving!
Symptoms:  Obviously I am now having all the symptoms above but the majority of the week I didn’t feel too bad or have many symptoms at all! I wasn’t getting tummy aches as often and it felt like there was less pressure in my pelvis – even though my midwife said He was really pushing down on it!! I think I just have just got used to the pain or something 
The rib pain is much less intense as well which I am very grateful for!
Belly button in or out?  It’s so flat like I never had a belly button
Happy or moody most of the time? Since learning that I am 3cm dialated I am really happy as it could mean we are going to meet our little boy very soon!
Looking forward to:  Harry’s arrival of course šŸ™‚ We are ready for you little man!!! – Plus I will be totally impressed if you arrive on your due date! On time just like your daddy always is!
Bump:  Apologies for the dodgy pj/tired face pics!!

If this is my last update then I will see you on the flip side!!! Thank you so much to all my readers for your support and lovely comments! I can’t wait to show you our little man! Xx
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  • Reply The Duncan Adventures 16/11/2013 at 1:19 pm

    Good luck!!! Hope all goes well for you guys and a good experience šŸ™‚ x

  • Reply dreambigrunner.com 16/11/2013 at 1:24 pm

    That is soo exciting!!! Good luck I hope all goes well.

  • Reply Kat R 16/11/2013 at 5:26 pm

    Eep, the big day! Hope everything goes well for you and you have a safe labour and delivery šŸ™‚ Sounds like you're getting super close! I had the cramps that came and went and then the next day I was in labour xx

  • Reply Chris Herridge 16/11/2013 at 7:20 pm

    Hey, I can't sleep either. All the new technology means Ib am nearly feeling everything aswell.
    Wait until Sunday, about 11.00. xxxxxx

  • Reply RuBee 17/11/2013 at 4:55 am

    Eeek! The big day is sooo close. Good luck with everything. X

  • Reply MissSparkles @ Sparkles and Stretchmarks 18/11/2013 at 12:38 am

    Ooooh soooo excitig!!! xx

  • Reply Danitchi 18/11/2013 at 5:39 am

    You look great! Good luck, I can't wait to see the pictures you post of him. He is going to be darling!

  • Reply admin 18/11/2013 at 6:48 am

    Thank you everyone.. Still no Harry yet! He seems so really really like it in there!!! X

  • Reply Anonymous 18/11/2013 at 10:09 am

    Hurry up Harry! Si

  • Reply Samantha Box 19/11/2013 at 10:13 am

    good luck! hopefully by the time you read this your little one will be on the way!

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