Today I am 37 weeks + 2 days pregnant, I am now classed as full term and have only 19 days until my due date!
My Maternity leave officially started today although my last day in work was Wednesday as I used two days holiday, I am loving not doing a lot at all and intend to make the most of it before baby comes along and changes everything.
I’ve not been sick this past week and am hoping that now that I no longer need to get up stupidly early I won’t have any more sickness at all.
I’ve briefly touched on Carpel tunnel syndrome before, it is very common in pregnancy and I’m pretty sure that I have suffered with it. Previously I have just had the pins and needles in my hand but last week it got a lot worse, it seems to be affecting my grip now and I struggle with picking things up and often get a pain in my hand when using it.
I’ve felt some strange vibrations in my pelvis area (and not in a nice way!). I have googled this and the results seem to suggest that it is baby hitting a nerve which seems to fit. I’m hoping this is because baby is pushing down and attempting to make his/her way out.
I’m still having to use my thrush cream regularly and have now had the delightful experience of piles. I have started to use baby wipes to wipe behind now which has relieved this.
I put on another pound during week 36 and have now put on a total of 4lbs.
My bump at 36 weeks I had my fab baby shower last Sunday at 36 + 1, will post about that soon.
We went to IKEA for some baby related household items, my feet started hurting so we had to stop for a coffee and cake. The advantages of pregnancy! I’ve been trialling some healthy ready meals from M&S through the past week, I’ll post about those soon.