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Pregnancy Update – 37 Weeks

This is a huge milestone. As of tomorrow I am 37 weeks pregnant. This means that baby is ‘term’ as far as the midwives are concerned and I can have another homebirth! Everything for the homebirth got delivered on Thursday and I have been holding my breath since that Baby didn’t make an early appearance.

I remember in my last pregnancy being told that any time after 37 weeks Baby could come and I had focused on the 37 week date throughout the pregnancy. After that point I ate pineapple, curry, bounced on my ball, everything and anything to get the baby to come – But as everyone tells you – Baby will come when it’s ready, and she did – 3 days overdue!

This time round I have been firmly focused on 40 weeks – 26th May – and I am more than happy for Baby to stay put until then. I will not be trying to entice Baby out sooner than that and am even happy to go a few days overdue. As far as I am concerned, the longer Baby stays inside, the bigger and stronger it is getting. LP was born weighing 6lb 4oz and I have been told that this Baby doesn’t feel very big either, the thought of having this Baby early worries me slightly as I would hate for it to come out much smaller than LP.

But we are now on the final straight. Within a month we will be a family of four – a complete family as we won’t be having any more children. Will we have a Baby Girl, a Sister for LP, two girls to play together, share clothes and secrets growing up and to have matching pigtails? Or will we have a Baby Boy? a Brother for LP, ‘one of each’ that everything seems to think is the ideal? One pink and one blue?

I love not knowing whether we’re having a boy or girl, I love that we have names for either sex and this Baby will be one or the other of those names – something that has been predetermined from early in pregnancy and yet we won’t find out until It is here.

I am still enjoying pregnancy. I have now completed everything on my to-do list and honestly have nothing else to put on it. We have decorated, we have bought new sofas, we’ve sorted out the loft and had a mass eBay session. We have done everything that I’d been itching to do and now we can just relax and wait for Baby to arrive. I remember last time being so impatient, batch cooking for the freezer, sorting out Baby clothes, endlessly cooking. I did anything to pass the time. This time I am happy to do nothing to pass the time – to play with LP, spend time with Dave as a family and just let things happen.

I am definitely much more relaxed this time – I wasn’t stressed or anything last time, just so incredibly impatient to meet my Baby. I cannot wait to meet Baby this time but am happy to wait just a couple more weeks, after all, this pregnancy has flown by and I won’t get to experience this again so I will just enjoy it for that little bit longer.

Pregnancy Update - 37 Weeks

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I love that you do not know the gender as well. What a sweet little surprise for the whole family. Hoping all goes smoothly for you in the last few days 🙂

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