37.5 Weeks Pregnant – My Bump DiaryPosted by Would Like To Be A Yummy Mummy on Jul 5, 2012 in Pregnancy
Due to moving house, Brit Mums and a Butlins break I missed writing last weeks diary and this one is a little late.
I am now feeling huge, uncomfortable and I want her out!!
I know some people will say the longer she stays in the better but I know differently. You see both my girls were huge at 9.5 pounds at 2 weeks late and 1 week late so I am guessing this one will be around the same at her due date. I am terrified of giving birth again to another big baby so another reason to get her out now. Husband is currently working back in Dartmouth but is home for the weekend so have my fingers crossed it will happen then.
I am going to be working my way through the old wives tales (except caster oil…yuckkk) and will let you know if it works. I don’t really think it will and everyone keeps commenting on how high I am carrying her but still it would be nice.
Apart from feeling tired, having back ache, feeling big and uncomfortable I am also eating more ice cubes than ever. I have started to buy them in 2 kg bags and they last around 24 hours each – that’s a lot of ice cubes. Luckily when we were away this weekend, the staff at Butlins barely blinked when I asked for a large glass of them. I just cant stop crunching them…them and salt and vinegar snack a jacks.yummy!
Its not surprising I feel uncomfortable, this week she is the size of a winter melon:
The BabyCentreUK says:
Your baby weighs close to 2.8kg and may be about 48.6cm long from head to toe. Your baby’s head is now cradled in your pelvic cavity – surrounded and protected by your pelvic bones. This position clears some much-needed space for her growing legs and buttocks.
Many babies now have a full head of hair, with locks up to 3.5cm long. And then, of course, some babies don’t have any hair at all. Speaking of hair, most of the downy coat of lanugo that covered your baby from 26 weeks has disappeared, and so has most of the vernix caseosa, the protective whitish substance that also covered her. Your baby will swallow her lanugo and exterior coating, along with other secretions, and store them in her bowels. These will become her first poo, a blackish waste called meconium.
Her Nursery is almost ready, just needs the finishing touches. We may well have to buy a new pram as the old one seemed a bit wobbly this weekend. You never know, I might get my Stokke afteralll!
So all in all not feeling great but oh I almost forgot, I am sleeping better than I have in a while. Im not sure why that is but I am making the most of it.