This week I will turn 35 weeks pregnant! This means 5 weeks to go until due date and only 2 weeks until my baby is officially full term. Any baby born before 37 weeks is classed as premature, but any day after... your'e good to go! I cannot wait to reach that milestone. I'm sure once I reach 37 weeks I'll be tempted to try all those old wives tales of getting labour going... spicy curry, raspberry leaf tea, eating 6 dates a day. The list goes on! I'm so desperate to meet the baby already but I reckon it will be just my luck that baby wants to stay in there for a good 10 days over due!
This past month my hubby and I have been and completed our NCT course! It's actually been so interesting. We have both learnt loads and feel a lot more like we know what to expect when labour starts. I literally cannot wait for the day! We have met some really lovely people too which I think is quite a big reason why most people go to these courses. It's lovely to meet other first time Mum's and Dad's and to all be going through the same thing together is reassuring. I actually have the latest due date out of the 6 couples on the course, so some of the girls I've met will be meeting their babies in no time at all!
The nursery is now finished!! I literally could not be happier with it. I love it so much! If you didn't catch my nursery tour post then have a read here. It's very white but with some colour pops added as I didn't want it to be bland. I'm so happy with how it has all come out though. I often go and sit in there on the rocking chair just to admire it all. Crazy to think a little baby will actually be using it soon!
Since hitting the third trimester, tiredness has struck! It's hard work carrying around all this extra weight and easy tasks are now so much harder. Socks are SO hard to put on. Last night I just about managed to paint my toe nails but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to reach them again! Each day I wake up and look in the mirror and think.. blimey that bumps got bigger again! All a good sign I know! Baby growth is so rapid at this stage, it is putting on at least half a pound a week. Sleeping at night is really quite awkward, I feel like I wake up every hour. Something I might as well get use to I guess!
There really isn't anything I need now as have all the essentials, but that doesn't stop me looking. Here are just a couple of bits that I'm loving. Surprise, surprise it's knit wear! Actually, also on my wish list are some patterned muslins for swaddling. I've found them really hard to find... but on pinterest there are so many gorgeous pictures of babies wrapped up in them! Please let me know if you've spotted any. I LOVE this little cactus print one.
Over all, the last 5 weeks have been nothing to complain about. I'm SO excited to get the next 5 out the way and get to due date... even better if baby decides to come before that!