Wow! 6 Weeks to go, more scarily only 4 if I do go for induction. I scarcely believe it.
DS went off to school with no tears, no backward glance and no goodbye… could we be turning a corner? We’ll see.
I have today stripped down the car seat and pram basonette and washed all the covers in preparation. I’ve also got the moses basket out and washed all the covers in preparation.
Picked DS up and booked him a Dr appointment as his cough has got worse again only for him to deteriorate to the point of HUGE temperature and projectile vomiting over the both of us within 5 minutes of walking in the consulting room. So over this winter.
Had Health Visitor appointment today to collect Peanut’s little red book. Not that she was a HV, she was a nurse from the HV team. Had to meet her at the Children’s Centre instead of it being a home visit. Weird how things change so much in 3 years. It’s no wonder so many children slip through the net where safeguarding is concerned.
Peanut now weighs about 4.75 pounds (probably more 5.5 going on last scan) and is almost 18 inches long. About the size of a cantaloupe.
Peanut continues to fill out as it’s fat layers continue to build which will help regulate it’s body temperature after birth.
Vernix is becoming much thicker this week, this is the thick waxy protective layer on baby’s skin and the lanuga continues to disappear.
Baby can now open and close it’s eyes and the pupils now react to light stimulus.
Finger and toe nails now are probably reaching the tops of the digits now too.
The skin is also smoother and the central nervous system is maturing. Peanut’s lungs are continuing to mature too.
We are now at a point that should I go into labour now, babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do well. They may need a short stay in the neonatal ward and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.
Symptom wise; yet another night of hip pain and round ligament pain, the latter being worse when I move, cough, stretch…
I find it very uncomfortable when seated and I am now permanently on my ball at home and pulling at the pelvic area of my maternity trousers as they all seem to be crushing my pubic region at the moment. Maternity clothes really should be designed with full termers in mind… bring back the kaftans!!
Peanut also seems to be playing with my bowel today which is really very uncomfortable giving me that feeling of needing a poo and lower back pain. Hanging over my ball is alleviating this, I wonder whether it had spun round back to back and that’s why. So operation all-fours begins from here on in to insure it is in the best position it can be.
Still craving sweet things and have totally gone off bread. I’m dreading stepping on the scales post birth.
42 days to go