39 Weeks! I can’t believe I can go into labour at any time now! I have to admit knowing the baby can come so soon is hella boring! I mean the wait is just so boring, the not knowing and wondering if this braxton hicks contraction will be the start of labour! We had our midwife appointment yesterday, and everything is still all set for the home-birth. I’ve started moving all the home birth supplies into the room, where we all decided it would be best to labour in and of course have the baby in. I’ve started having all the little food items I want around for snacks for the midwife and Carl, so we wont be too frantic when its go time. I froze some fruit for myself and have coconut water ready just for me!
I’ve really started feeling insanely worried about the education system in this country, I’m not the biggest pregnant lady I’ve ever seen, but I am pregnant…The looks grown ups give you as they rubber neck to just stare at you is insane. A man actually kept telling me shame, on my pregnancy the other day, and I was just so shocked. What’s so horrible about being pregnant? why is it worth telling somebody you don’t know shame the whole time? People look at you like you’re suppose to be locked inside your home for 9 months so they don’t have to see your face. When you go for a walk all of a sudden you’re endangering your unborn child? We need to get educated on pregnancy, breastfeeding and especially home-births. I’ve actually stopped telling people I’m having a home-birth, because of the ridiculous comments I keep getting. Soon I will have my little baby in my arms and will probably deal with a million more comments from people that’s just not welcomed! Having a baby is not just physically tough, its an emotional roller coaster! and a whole lot of strange comments.
39 WEEKS PREGNANCY UPDATE
Sleep : I’m actually still sleeping pretty well. I never got one of those weird pregnancy pillow snakes? because Carl looked at it with shock and asked where is he supposed to sleep? I’ve done pretty amazingly without it and have gotten great sleep, I just prop a pillow in between my legs and I’m good to go or I use Carl as my cuddling snake pillow ( Yes, I don’t know what those pillows are called?) Lately I’ve been getting up more to use the loo, but I fall back to sleep really fast. I figured out pretty early on the key to good sleep in pregnancy is exercise and not eating anywhere close to time you want to go to sleep.
Mood: Impatient, yet peaceful. Baby can come when every baby wants to come.
Movement: This baby likes to move and cat stretch all over my belly, sometimes it feels like the baby is stretching and kicking my heart, but its all good. Carl thinks the baby and I are a comedy troop, baby does something silly and I make a comment back at the baby. My favourite one of late has been telling the baby, he/she is living in a person stop treating it like a crappy apartment!
Body: I haven’t gotten any stretch marks so I’m happy about that one. I don’t know if its a genetics thing or not, but my sister didn’t get any stretchmarks on her stomach, where she applied pregnancy creams, but she did get on her legs and thighs where she didn’t think she needed to apply. So I think religiously applying pregnancy creams and oil during pregnancy is a must!
Exercise: I’m really glad I exercised throughout this pregnancy, I feel like it kept me strong and helped me not get all the nagging pregnancy symptoms that everyone suffers from that and a good eating plan really made for a smooth pregnancy. I really enjoy the what to expect when expecting (be fit) workout routines for pregnant ladies available on youtube. I actually built muscle tone without ever feeling like I was overdoing anything, walking throughout pregnancy made me feel less stressed out and the prenatal yoga I found on youtube was just the best ever in helping me open my body up and help prevent a lot of cramping!
I hope this will be the last update and that soon I will have a cutesy little baby to post about!