It's THE week this week. I cannot believe how quickly it has actually come round, although at the same time I feel like I've been pregnant forever! The bump is now suitably huge... getting up off the sofa is the least elegant thing I can do and I could not feel more ready to finally meet this baby!
So many people say the last month of pregnancy is the hardest... but it has 100% been my favourite. Despite not being able to sleep, and my mind being completely consumed by what is about to happen... by 36 weeks I was just so excited to be on the home stretch.
The end has been so exciting. Finishing work is so lovely and having time to do as little or as much as you want to do is brilliant. I've had lots more time to meet up with the girls I met from our NCT course which has been so lovely. I'm now the last person in our group who is still pregnant!
Also in my final month I have had my baby shower! When this was planned I thought having it 10 days before due date was leaving it a little too close to the end, but it's actually worked out perfectly. It's made the last bit go so much quicker because I was focussed on that date in my diary for so long... and now I'm focussed on due date!
I'm so so excited to think in the next 2 and a half weeks I WILL meet my baby! Could be tomorrow.... but it could also be a good couple of weeks away. All the girls in my NCT group went overdue so I am fully expecting to. Hopefully I won't have to wait an extra 2 weeks... but I think I could cope with 1. Fingers crossed!
I'm doing all the things that supposedly bring on labour. Long walks, spicy curries, eating 6 dates a day, raspberry leaf tea, evening primrose oil, clary sage oil... the list goes on and oh the amount of googling I do about it! In the mean time I'll be here, bouncing on my birthing ball hoping to get things going. I cannot believe this is my last pregnancy update! Time to meet this tiny human.
Over and out!