This is it! We have reached full term! Our little girl could arrive any day now. She doesn’t seem to have noticed, but we sure have.
At the end of week 40, our baby is as big as a watermelon.
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions, tired, swelling of feet and hands, disrupted sleep due to excessive need to pee (still) and feeling uncomfortable all the time.
The last week has been tiresome. G finds it incredibly difficult to find a comfortable position when sleeping, so she is often tired throughout the day due to not sleeping well. In addition to this, she constantly feels the need to pee, even though it is normal for close to nothing to come out. Our little girl has been in the right position since approximately week 15, but the bigger she gets, the more pressure she puts on G’s bladder. It is incredibly uncomfortable, but that is what is to be expected at this point in pregnancy, right?
The waiting game has been the absolute worst part of the last week. And by worst part, I really mean it has just been very difficult to be patient. We are both very anxious for her to come, but babies come when they are ready, and not when parents are ready. We know. We’ve been told by countless people both on and offline. It doesn’t make the waiting process any easier, but we’re trying to keep busy. We’ve been going for long walks each day, and G has been eating pineapple, drinking a mixed raspberry leaf tea concoction, bouncing on an exercise ball and all those silly non-scientifically proven ways to try and induce labour a somewhat natural way. Obviously we know that these methods are pretty ridiculous, but we’re not above trying them ha ha. Hopefully we have some news before we get to 41 weeks, because G would prefer not to birth a 4000g+ baby vaginally.