37 week pregnancy update! baby number 2
Monday, 9 February 2015
I cant believe i am not 37 weeks which makes me full term! I feel like since i hit 30 weeks , the weeks have just flown by! Its hard to believe that within a few weeks we will be a family of 4 and i don't know if i feel
ready for him to come yet in terms of being prepared for the big change but i am so ready to not be pregnant anymore! I know pregnancy is such an amazing thing and I'm extremely thankful and lucky to have a little baby growing inside me but I'm now at the point that I'm struggling and have had enough.
My bump is now bigger than it was 12 days over with Lilly and although i have ballooned weight wise again i haven't actually put on as much weight as i did the first time.The bump and extra weight is taking its toll on my body, I'm struggling to do the simplest of things and even getting out of bed is an issue. Baby boy is long just like Lilly and his head is right down in my pelvis and his feet are pushing under my ribs which is really uncomfortable and i cant properly bend to pick something up. I can no longer paint my toenails or even put on my underwear without a struggle!
I had my last VBAC appointment last week and discussed with her my concerns about VBAC and it was the first time i got upset when talking to someone else. I think as its getting closer those emotions are coming back and its hit me that I'm about to have a baby and possible end up with an emergency c-section again. Whenever a midwife or doctor has asked me if i am going to have a elective c-section and i say no i want to try VBAC i get a response like 'oh well done' or ' oh really good girl' and the latest was 'keep hoping' which has taken alot of confidence away. I have my final consultant appointment at 38 weeks which will be the time i make the decision and either way im scared.
My belly button is now out, which i really don't like. I have also been having heart burn all day and at night which is horrible. I have also been having 'morning sickness' i don't feel sick but i have been sick a few times. I had the same with Lilly, my pregnancy's seem to be better in the beginning then i get all the symptoms after 34 weeks. I have been having lighting and also back pain in my lower back. Braxton hicks are also still hanging around mainly at night when I'm laying down.