“Your baby weighs close to 2.8kg and may be about 48.6cm long from head to toe. Your baby’s head is now cradled in your pelvic cavity – surrounded and protected by your pelvic bones. This position clears some much needed space for her growing legs and buttocks.
Many babies now have a full head of hair, with locks up to 3.5cm long. And then, of course, some babies don’t have any hair at all. Speaking of hair, most of the downy coat of lanugo that covered your baby from 26 weeks has disappeared, and so has most of the vernix caseosa, the protective whitish substance that also covered her. Your baby will swallow her lanugo and exterior coating, along with other secretions, and store them in her bowels. These will become her first poo, a blackish waste called meconium”- My Pregnancy App, Health & Parenting
Last week, after going to the consultant for what we hoped would be the last time, we were told we had to come back this week to see our consultant. They also wanted to perform another scan as baby’s bladder was quite full and distended.
At 37+3 weeks, the husband and I made our way back to the consultant. The consultant performed a quick scan and thankfully baby had been for a wee and her bladder was looking normal again- looks like she just has a super strong bladder that can hold a large amount of wee!
The consultant also confirmed that now I was 37 weeks I was no longer classed as “high risk” which was fabulous to know! Although I don’t think I’ll ever relax, reaching this point has lifted a load from mine and the hubbies shoulders. We also have an induction date of the 26th June, 10 days past my due date. So if princess is late at least I know I will be being induced on the 26th!
My pelvic girdle pain has reached an all time high… or should I say low! I now have my mums walking stick with me everywhere. I can’t sit down, lie down or stand up without being in pain now. The pain is indestribable; it literally feels like my bones are being pushed apart from the inside! I get shooting pains, aching pains, sharp pains, dull pains… pains. Ugh.
In other news, I have finally finished work! The feeling is surreal- I’m going to be at home with a baby soon! Ekk! To celebrate my last day, a few of us went to the the local pub for lunch which was lovely. They also surprised me with some pressies for baba! Summer hats, a little dress, top and leggings and a hand and foot imprint set which was lovely 🙂 Also a little duck bath thermometer which was a great idea!
The only thing I’m not looking forward to about finishing is that my pelvic pain is so much better at work, I think it must be a lot to do with my straight backed office chair so I’m more upright? Either way its going to get worse and in the worse case scenario I had another month left of being pregnant! 😦
Highlight of the week? Baby is looking good and I’ve finished work!
Low of the week? Pelvic pain 😦