Keeping Up With The Bump | Week 37

We made it to week 37 after two weeks of thinking you’d be here early! You are now classed as full term so you could come at any time which makes me think I really should finish off packing that hospital bag!

Keeping up with the bump - Week 37

What’s Happening To You In Week 37?

You are the wriggliest of them all! I’ve had limbs poking me in every possible place this week. You’re around the size of a small watermelon and I’m going to guess you weigh around 5.5lbs, although I’ve seen you should probably weigh anywhere between 6-6.5lbs. Your growth will be slowing down around now as you’ll be focusing on getting all your last minute practice in for life out here.

As you’re now full term, if you were born earlier than we planned, there’s a 99% chance you won’t need to go into an incubator to keep warm since your fat stores are getting pretty full. Your lungs are fully developed too so you wouldn’t need any help breathing either. This is all good news! I’m pretty sure you’re still head down but who knows with how much you move around.

There’s not really much more that will happen in these last couple of weeks. It’s just you getting bigger and getting more practice in!

What’s Happening To Mummy In Week 37?

I am practically losing the will to live. I am SO fed up of being pregnant now. These last 4 weeks have seriously dragged, probably because we were told you were likely to be here earlier! Don’t get me wrong, I’m pleased I’ve managed to get this far with you, but I would just rather you were out now. It’s seriously hard work having to look after Toby while I’m pregnant with you, and I genuinely believe that it might be easier having a newborn!

The back and leg ache has escalated. Anywhere between my belly button to the middle of my thighs is agony. I’m struggling to do the smallest of chores such as washing up; I end up having to bend over the sink, or do it in little batches. Mostly we can get away with using the dishwasher but there’s quite a lot that doesn’t go in there. I’m struggling to get comfortable at night now, it takes me absolutely ages, and the early mornings aren’t improving either. I’m always awake between 5.45am and 6.15am and I can’t get back to sleep because my nose is still so blocked.

Braxton Hicks are still in full swing and I keep thinking it might be the start of labour, although I’d really like you to hold on until after The Baby Show next Sunday.  I’ve had some really bad round ligament pains, especially on the right hand side, and they’ve been waking me up in the night as well as getting lightning pains all over.

I feel like you’ve dropped down this week, especially compared to last week. I still get quite breathless, but nothing as bad as it has been and I don’t seem to have had as much heartburn this week which I’m happy about. We’re off to the midwife on Monday for our 37 week check up and then we have another scan on Wednesday, followed by a consultants appointment!

 

37 weeks pregnant dropped raising the rings

Keeping Up With The Bump | Week 38

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10 Comments

  1. May 24, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Oh I’m so sorry I’m so late in commenting but so glad you made it this far!!! Can’t wait for your birth announcement x x x

  2. May 11, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    Yay to making it to full term, but I know how you feel, i remember it well, and I have two good friends who are both pregnant with their 2nd babies, at 37 and 38 wks pregnant and they feel the same so you are not alone! Round ligament pain is horrible and on top of braxton hicks, argh! You do still look fab and at least you are nearly at the end now (not that that makes you feel much better I am sure!) Thanks for linking ith #MaternityMondays

    • raisingtherings
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      May 15, 2015 / 8:26 am

      Thanks lovely! It feels like such an achievement to get to full term haha. Glad I’m not alone, it’s such hard work and sometimes men don’t understand how much of a strain it is! You’re right though, not long left! Thank you for hosting xx

  3. May 10, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Yay to making it to full term, boo to feeling so rubbish though. Hope the midwife, scan and consultant goes well, can’t believe he’ll be here so soon :) xx

    • raisingtherings
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      May 10, 2015 / 8:14 pm

      I know. Feeling fed up is the worst part. It’s our own fault for kind of psyching ourselves up about him getting here earlier for definite. Fingers crossed for some good news, I might ask them if they can bring my c-section date forward x

  4. May 10, 2015 / 9:10 am

    You’re still looking fab. Hope all your appointments go well next week x

    • raisingtherings
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      May 10, 2015 / 9:30 am

      Thanks lovely, fingers crossed! x

  5. May 9, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re uncomfortable but at least you’re at the end now right?! I feel your pain and I’m only at 31 weeks! :( But Kelly is right, you look amazing!!

  6. kelly finn
    May 9, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Oh bless you, you may feel fed up with but hey, you still look amazing!!
    Well done on getting to 37 weeks, I know it was a but hit and miss and pretty scary a few weeks back. Not long now, can’t wait to see if he looks like his older brother x

    • raisingtherings
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      May 10, 2015 / 8:29 am

      Thanks sweet, you’re too kind! Eek, it’s all getting very real now (must finish packing hospital bag)! I do wonder who he’ll look like this time, but you’re right, not long to find out! xx

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