Well, I am now 39+3 and, if I’m honest, being heavily pregnant is starting to become a bit of a chore.
I feel SO huge and slow and heavy, and it is hard work dragging myself around and doing things. I’ve not got much energy, I feel really tired and today I’ve been feeling particularly hormonal, fed up and sorry for myself!
We had a little walk this morning and it makes me wonder (for the millionth time in the last few months) how I did all those long walks we went on while pregnant and even overdue with Lilly… Now when I walk for more than five minutes my bump feels hard and heavy and I feel desperate for a wee even though I only went just before we left the house! I definitely have the pregnant waddle down to a T!
I can feel a constant downwards pressure which I assume is the baby’s head – nothing to be excited about as it’ s been there for a few good weeks already. I get period like pains every so often but nothing regular or particularly strong, although everytime I notice one I look at the clock and hope that perhaps they’ll start coming every 10 minutes like at the very beginning of labour with Lilly.
I have been feeling positive that this baby won’t be as overdue as her sister – maybe 5 days late, something like that. I had the 21st in my head as a possible date – that’s next monday. (My actual due date being Thursday this week – the 17th). But as we get nearer to the due date the possibility that I’m still in this for the long haul is dawning on me a bit – hospital say I can go 10 days over, which would take me to Sunday 27th.
Tony will be in work next week but then has made arrangements with leave and paternity leave to be off for three weeks starting 21st June – I really wish he was off next week as it is getting so tiring! (Note to future self when thinking of baby no.3 – tell Tony to book some of that parental leave he’s allowed around the time of the due date!)
Anyway, I don’t like to moan, I’m always grateful to be pregnant and that baby is cooking away nicely. But I must say I am ready for this to come to an end, sometime soon please!
Right, best get putting the kettle on for ANOTHER raspberry leaf tea…