II’m officially full term! I’m now at the end of my 37 week and on the countdown to baby day! I’ve honestly really enjoyed my third trimester. I know most people hate the first and last trimesters and enjoy the second the most but my third has been the most symptom free. Obviously my bump is getting bigger but I feel it growing less now than it did during my second trimester. I seemed to pop around week 22/23 and then just grow a little each week from then on.
I got the Clemmie Hooper ‘How to Grow a Baby Journal’ a few weeks ago and have been going back over old pregnancy updates and filling it in, I think it’ll be a lovely keepsake to have and there’s some great wee pregnancy tips too! Definitely worth getting for yourself or treating a newly pregnant friend to.
I’ve still had the odd bout of heartburn the past few weeks but it’s normally just before bed and is much more noticeable if I’ve had a snack before bed so as long as I stop eating around 8pm I’m okay. If it gets really annoying a couple of love hearts make it ease right off.
I’m still getting Braxton Hicks but I’ve learnt to cope well with them, bounce on my birthing ball or walk around the living room a little and they soon subside. To be honest getting them just makes me excited for the fact my body is practicing and getting ready for labour! (I’m weird, I know!)
I feel like I’ve had much more energy the past few weeks too. Obviously the fact I’m now on maternity leave has really helped this. If I don’t get a good nights sleep it’s lovely knowing I can just take it easy the next day. I’m making the most of my energy by cleaning and sorting lots around the house and trying to get on top of blog content so I can have some time off when Squish arrives.
My emotions have definitely continued to be out of sorts but my hormones are going crazy preparing for labour so it’s understandable.
As my pregnancy is drawing to an end I think I’m actually going to miss my wee bump! I’ve been scrolling back through old bumpies a lot the past week and I just can’t believe how much my body has changed!
I’m definitely anxious about losing the baby weight and worry everyday that I’ll never fit back into my prepregnancy clothes, I don’t see how my body could ever fit back into my size 6 jeans! That being sad I’m trying not to focus too much on it, I’ll lose the weight in my own time!