Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Week 38

Believe it or not, I'm now at the 38th week of my pregnancy. While 'normal' gestation is 40 weeks, it is also not unusual for a baby the arrive 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the 40th week. This means the baby could be here any time now!

I've been busy with work, packing, moving, house reno etc but as i go into my last few weeks, i feel a lack of energy and I do know that I should not strain myself. So I've been taking it easy and putting my feet up whenever possible.

I'm ready to meet my baby and it's all very exciting. With every little pain or ache I feel, I stop and wonder "Is this it"? I have not felt any Braxton Hicks contractions so I really don't know what a contraction feels like, practise or other wise.

But she is moving a lot. Hiccuping or stretching maybe. I can feel her every movement. Sometimes Paul and I lay in bed and watch my belly as it bounces and wobbles around. We talk to her and she responds with a movement. It's totally amazing. And she makes ur laugh out loud with her in-belly antics. I think this is going to be an active baby. Paul say, just like her mother. If that's true, we're in real trouble!

Hope the baby comes on time and not sooner because the new house is still being renovated! Painting is happening today and apparently there's thinner smell all over.

But contractors (they are all liars) promised that the place will be ready today (after postponing the date about 3 times). If so, we can get the place cleaned up and we can move in by this weekend.

Hope the baby doesn't come too late either because I'm beginning to feel like I can't carry this weight around anymore. I've put on 21kgs since I got pregnant! And now that the baby is growing too, try as I might, I cannot walk in a straight line. My belly sways from side to side and if i could look at myself from the back, I'm sure my ass is too!

New house, new baby. Exciting times ahead!


Salameander said...

I'll be checking back here to see when your baby girl arrives. GOOD LUCK! :D

Suzanne said...

Hey Bubbles! Good that things are going well. It does sound reall mad though. It's one of those things that all big things happen at the same time.

Hope all goes well and looking forward to hearing about the new addition to the family and stories about your new family home. xoxox

Bubbles said...

Hi Suzanne & Salameander - Good news! Baby Aydreanne has arrived 2 weeks + ago! But am so busy right now as u can imagine so can't update my blog. But promise to do so asap so do check in again soon!

Suzanne said...

Congrats Amanda! Love the name too!

Looking forward to hearing stories about being a new mom. Have lots of rest too. *hugs*

Fieran said...

Congrats :) Hope all is well at your end. That's a beautiful name, btw.

Bubbles said...

Hi Fieran! Thanks. All is really well. Aydreanne is now 5 weeks old and I'm slowly getting the hang of things. I hope to have more time to post about my birth story. It's a good one!

Fieran said...

Take your time hon :) *HUG* Wishing you well from this end of the world.

Bubbles said...

Thanks so much Fieran. Hugs right back!