Wow, 36 weeks pregnant. That is so crazy to say! It’s even more crazier to say it’s officially my due month! I can’t believe how fast it’s gone. I still remember sitting down 24 weeks ago to type out my first TWIP post. The pregnancy fiasco has calmed down a bit this week, it’s been pretty easy going compared to last week. I’ve managed to sleep every single night at a sensible time, that’s right, queue the fireworks in celebration. I’ve had a couple of nights where I’ve woke up a lot, but that’s totally normal and I can deal with that.
Pains this week haven’t been as intense, maybe it’s the calm before the storm… I’ve had some cramps in my back and stomach, but nothing major to worry me or make me think it could be any relation to labour. I’ve had a couple of days where I’ve had shooting pains in my cervix, which may gross you out, but if you’re a pregnant woman then be prepared, it will happen! Again, the shooting pains are nothing to worry about, it’s a sign that labour could be near, but I’m not an expert so don’t hold me to that! It’s weird because it’s really got me geared up and ready for labour now. I’m strangely excited to experience my first contraction and labour in general now, I’m really at ease with the thought of the pain I’m going to endure simply because I get to have my little girl at the end of it.
Nesting. It’s happening again. After everyone saying to me that they don’t think it’s going to be long until she’s here I started thinking about how I need to test our steriliser and prep machine to make sure they work before finding out when it’s too late. So a couple of nights ago Connor and I set a mission of going through absolutely everything and getting it into the right places so we’re completely organised. I feel so much more at ease now, and after buying a few extra must-haves like baby hangers and muslin cloths. Tidy life = tidy mind as they say! I didn’t realise how much stuff we had for her until now, we really should stop buying stuff. Whoops…
I’ve had literally everyone I’ve come across this week tell me I’m going to be early; Connor, my mum, my auntie, the girls. Everyone. It’s hard to say myself with this being my first pregnancy and nothing to compare to, but when I look at the things you experience in the weeks/days before labour it’s all indicating it could be soon. She’ll probably be late now that everyone’s predicted she’ll be early just to spite us all, but going by websites and even other people’s experiences it could happen at any moment!
I can’t believe there’s one more week until full term and then it’s just a waiting game! It already feels like it is because we have everything sorted now, but even more so as of next week. Ready when you are, L.