The 39 Week Bump Update

The 39 Week Bump Update

As soon as I hit week 37 I was sure this baby bean was ready to come anytime. The panic that then ensued involved mad cleans which nearly saw our throw pillows shrunken, a detox of the cupboard under the sink and trying to formulate some kind of legible birth plan. Yep, that’s a thing – not just in the good ol‘ US of A. Then, the date came and went and London became very, very hot – and this mama started to struggle. So here I am on my week 39 bump update, officially full term, hospital bag packed and everything ready to go. I’ve got my hypnobirthing techniques up my sleeve and I’ve got my game face on. It’s starting to feel a little like I’ve prepared for an audition for the past 9 months and the time to call on all that practice could be any day. That you’ll literally be called in at any moment. Simon Cowell could even be  there – that’s the kind of adrenalin I’m talking about. So, it’s safe to say I’m excited and a little anxious as the due date approaches. Until then I’m drinking lots of raspberry leaf tea, doing reflexology and plenty of yoga to coax this little one out. I can’t wait to meet my little squatter!

So, here I am on my week 39 bump update, officially full term, hospital bag packed and everything ready to go. I’ve got my hypnobirthing techniques up my sleeve and I’ve got my game face on. It’s starting to feel a little like I’ve prepared for an audition for the past 9 months and the time to call on all that practice could be any day. That I’ll literally be called in at any moment. Simon Cowell could even be  there – that’s the kind of adrenalin I’m talking about. So, it’s safe to say I’m excited and a little anxious as the due date approaches. Until then I’m drinking lots of raspberry leaf tea, doing reflexology and plenty of yoga to coax this little one out. I can’t wait to meet my little squatter!

What’s baby up to?

Baby’s brain is getting smarter by the week. They can also probably flex their limbs now. Much to the alarm of my ever expanding tummy, apparently baby is still growing in there despite being so crowded. Baby FL might weigh anywhere from 6.2 to 9.2 pounds and measure anywhere from 18.9 to 20.9 inches.

Is it a boy or a girl?

I don’t know! I love a surprise and for me, having a baby without finding out the gender is the ultimate surprise anyone could wish for – but if I had to guess, I would say it’s a girl.

Any symptoms this week?

Weirdly my back pain has pretty much gone – I think that’s thanks to all the yoga. Other than needing to pee quite frequently, I’m feeling good!

Excercise? 

Playing Pokemon. That counts! Besides walking around looking for Rattata’s (which seem to be the only Pokemon lurking near my house) I’ve been doing yoga. I’ve tried to drag myself to the gym but this week and last week, it’s been a struggle.

Maybe see you here at week 40!? Hopefully not though!

 

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