Let's be real: thoughts on the last stage of pregnancy

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

I've become nothing more than a baby incubator. That is the stage of pregnancy that I am at. Bit of self indulgent moaning ahead: I can't walk without feeling our son's head butting into my pelvis, and I need to wee approximately ten times a night (and often I will rush off and then not be able to wee at all). My brain is melting into goo. The other day I cried because I lost at a board game (and I did quite well despite losing. Blaming it entirely on hormones). My daughter is using my lack of energy to get me to say yes to every whim (mostly she wants endless amounts of grapes, which isn't so bad).

I've reached the end. I want him out of me.

That's it.


I've been trying to pre-write blog posts and I've noticed they're all kind of factual list-based posts for the next few weeks. I keep wanting to sit down and write a proper one but I can't. My brain won't concentrate on anything else other than impending birth-giving. But I haven't done a general update-y post in a while, so here's a few thoughts about the last few weeks of pregnancy:

1. Everyone has differing opinions on how pregnant I look

I get a fair few 'wow, you don't look like you're full term!' comments. I also had two random strangers say to me that I looked like I was about to pop at any moment. I had a lady serving me in Morrisons nod sagely and tell me she didn't believe I would have another three weeks without giving birth. Meanwhile, today someone told me my bump didn't look low enough to go into labour at all.

Who knows what's going on? I don't know. I don't know what he's doing in there at all. (Other than kicking me in the bladder)

2. I am trying to remember how miraculous this all is.

But it's hard because a lot of the time I just feel like a big round potato person.

To be fair, growing a person is pretty miraculous if you think about it. It's weird and wonderful to be able to see the shape of feet under the surface of the skin on my belly. However: a lot of it is just downright ... human. And gross. It's all about heartburn avoidance at this stage. And the weird feeling like he might just fall out at any moment. And packing things like nipple shields into my hospital bag. Amongst other things I won't mention.

3. I'm worried my waters might break spectacularly in public

I had to have them broken for me when we had Jellybean, so I've never had that TV-sitcom-burst experience that some people have.

If it does happen I'd quite like it to happen in a shop and have them bestow us with gift vouchers. (That happens, right?)

Also part of me is a bit worried that my waters will go but it will turn out I've actually wet myself. Sneezing is a bit of a gamble at this point.

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That's it. I'm sure you wanted to know all that. 

I'll be back next week. Unless I have a newborn. But if you see me and ask me 'not had the baby yet, then?' I can't be held responsible for my own actions ...


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12 comments:

  1. Those last few weeks are soooo long! It's stressful and uncomfortable and believe me I know... I had twins! I always quite fancied the dramatic water braking though... just to tell the tale afterwards, haha. Good luck mama!!! #bestandworst

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    1. Wow, twins! I am astounded by people who have multiples - I can't imagine how uncomfortable it is. Thank you :) I'll report back if I get the dramatic moment, haha!

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  2. Hahahaha! You made me giggle while sipping hot coffee. I'm praying you get the water break in a fabulous store that bestows you FOREVER shop on us for free vouchers. #bestandworst.

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    1. Hehe! Yes please - the question is which shop would I like the best? Maybe I need to start hanging around them on my due date just in case ;)

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  3. I was like this with my second daughter. Didn't get it as much with the first but it's running around with that toddler and it's sooo uncomfy! I hope your next post is a birth announcement and loads of luck!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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    1. That's it! I remember being this pregnant with my first and the long, lazy hours I spent on mat leave just lying in bed reading. Not so much now ;) it's all worth it though!

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  4. Sorry but I'm laughing. Still got your humour Meg :) Wishing you a safe and speedy delivery (definitely hang out in the shops!). x

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    1. Haha thanks Shaz! :) I've been bouncing on my birth ball and eating pineapple - this will help, right?! x

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    2. No. LO will come when he wants to :D x

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  5. "I've reached the end. I want him out of me." Fairly certain everyone reaches that point... hope you don't have too much sneeze anxiety!

    Hannah

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  6. Yes, I don't like the final weeks of pregnancy (or any of the other weeks really!) My waters broke with first, but it was very gradual - nothing like on tv! With second, my labour and birth were very, very quick, so think waters must have just gone during the birth. #bestandworst

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    1. I had my waters broken for me for my first ... I keep wondering what it's like to go naturally! Haha. Thanks for reading x

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