Well here we are, right at the end of my very last pregnancy. Part of me cannot believe he will almost be here but then the time has actually flown by! I can remember my first pregnancy really dragging but I guess with 2 little ones to look after I haven’t had time to sit and think about it all this time.
I am not a patient person and as much as the pregnancy as a whole has flown by, these last few weeks feel more like months! I know he will come when he is ready but I just wish I knew which day – it is the not knowing that does me in. Every little twinge makes me wonder whether it is all starting and then I get completely disappointed when it amounts to nothing more than dehydration and overdoing it.
So how has the third trimester been?
It has been a mixed bag the last couple of months. I have suffered badly with reflux, to the point I was lying awake in tears in the night as I felt as though I would be sick any minute. Thankfully with eating less and not after a certain time in the day, that soon passed.
Heartburn has stepped it up a gear and has seen me swigging away on the Gaviscon every day and in the middle of the night. Thank goodness they sell mint flavour – I am sure they didn’t when I was first pregnant 5 years ago and so I had to swig on aniseed – yuk!!
My sleep is so bad now I sometimes wonder why I bother going to bed. I toss and turn to try and stop my legs hurting and so spend more time awake adjusting my pillows than I do asleep. I know I won’t have the best sleep when he is here but at least I will be comfortable!
The biggest change has been the fact that my hormones have gone crazy! I am crying at just about anything these days and poor Mr F doesn’t quite know what to do with me. I find myself saying ‘ignore the tears, I am pregnant’ a lot of the time! Haha!!
What about baby?
He must be so cramped in there! I am all bump and can feel every single movement he makes- which is a lot, all the time! He is going to be a little rascal when he is born I just know it!
At 32 weeks we went for a scan to check my placenta and thankfully it had moved up and out of the way of the ‘exit’ as they like to call it. He was measuring 2 weeks big so is predicted at 8lbs 13oz at 40 weeks. LJ was 8lbs 12oz at 41 weeks so it doesn’t surprise me in the least that he is a biggie. Although saying that, Little G was only 6lbs 11oz at 40 weeks so who knows!
Preparing for birth
I have finally settled on a homebirth and am all ready to go. The midwife has given me all of the info I need for the big day and also talked me through delivering him myself. I have a history of speedy deliveries so it is very much a reality. Hopefully the midwives will get here in time (and Mr F too) and I will have a calm and safe delivery.
I do worry that it will happen all too quickly and it will just be me and the girls. Mr F works 40 minutes away so it would be awful if he didn’t make it in time. I just hope my body is clever enough to do it all in the night! We shall see!
So that is it, my last update! Next update will be introducing you to my baby boy, hopefully that will be sooner than later!! 🙂