Friday, 26 August 2011

39 Weeks

I am now a week more pregnant that I have ever been ;-).

No changes from last week in weight or girth, but I ache much more quickly. A short 5 min walk to the shops requires a sit down before I can head back, and then a lie down before I can function again! My lower back and hips ache like crazy when I walk or stand for longer than half an hour... I presume it's because of all the relaxing hormones in my body affecting the bits that should be supporting the bump but aren't!

I had a bit of false labour very early on Tuesday morning - just painful Braxton Hicks contractions that seemed to be forming a rhythm... when I got up and made a cup of tea at 6am it went away and I've had nothing like that since. Milord is as jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof - if I get up too violently (and getting out of bed can be a bit jerky as I overcome my inertia) for one of my many night wees I get big eyes looking at me from the other side of the bed in case it's all happening!

2 sleeps until Mom arrives, and then I can really relax about going into labour because I know Princess will be well looked after. I have various friends ready to take Princess but it would be perfect to have Granny looking after Princess at home while we are at the hospital.

That's about it - I don't have the energy for anything else!


waterbob said...

So soon, so exciting! This father and grandpa bit is never boring. Our thoughts are with you all.

Lisa said...

WOWOWOWOW! It's so CLOSE! I log on every day and hold my breath in case 'its happened!'.
We are all so excited that Zeus is hanging in there for Granny. Very well-behaved child already!

waterbob said...

For those not in the loop, James Robert weighed in at 7lb 1 oz on the 29th August. I look in every day for pics and she has promised to do them as soon as she gets near a reliable link.