Bump Diary #22 – The Finale Part One , 40 week update

Time has gotten away from me the past week since Baby’s arrival so this blog post below is one that I was working on last Wednesday when I hit the 40 week mark and was getting a little impatient waiting for any sign that labour was coming. 

How far along are you? 40 weeks (14/10/2015)

How big is baby? In the 40th week of pregnancy Baby is around the size of a small pumpkin. On average around 51cms long and weighing around 3.4kg.

Body and changes:

Weight gain As you can see from the last Bump Diary post I published last Monday, my weight in the final week of pregnancy was 81.2kg, so I had gained roughly around 20kg!

– Stretch marks Again I’ve just been doing the same thing as previous weeks and rubbing oil and belly butter in the mornings and before going to bed. During this second pregnancy I’ve gained a lot more tiger stripes than when I was pregnant with Daniel – they’re like a dark red colour and I’ve been trying really hard not to scratch them even though it’s so itchy!

Bump photo taken at exactly 40 weeks last Wednesday 

Sleep I felt like I didn’t get any sleep at all in the 40th week of pregnancy – constant trips to the bathroom, reflux, watching out for Baby’s movements & kicks and a general feeling of discomfort and impatience really got to me in the final week 🙁 I just wanted Baby to come already and with Mr D coming 5 days early I really thought that this baby would be early too!

Maternity clothes For once I didn’t really feel like shopping for clothes! – during the 40th week of pregnancy I spent lots of time with mum and the grandparents and family shopping at Kmart for homewares and then spent a whole day at Highpoint just waddling from one eatery to another! – first Roti Road, then Dessert Story and then the Coffee Club. It was so nice to just hang out with family.

The Other Stuff:
I’ve been reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting and there are so many different things that can happen during and after labour that I can’t believe how lucky we were with Mr D’s birth that there were no complications.

Feeling restless and just want to meet Baby already!

Needing to plan out Mr D’s birthday celebrations as his birthday is coming up at the end of this month.

Wanting to meet Baby already and wanting to sleep on my tummy and back…can’t wait for those little simple things!

Watching Mr D sleep – we’ve been sleeping in until 8:30am and even past 9am on some days…I love cuddling him and watching him so content.

Bookmarking baby wraps and cute baby clothing and bows.

Noticing that this could be the last week being a family of three…a bit nervous and sad that I might not be able to give Mr D as much as attention when Baby #2 comes along…

Enjoying spending nearly everyday with mum either shopping or eating out while she’s on annual leave.

ducks with lolaSo lucky to have a number of different parks and lakes within walking distance of home
Crossroad KitchenA lunch spread with mum and the kids at Crossroad Kitchen, Cairnlea
40 week collageThis is what we got up to last week: a manicure and pedicure on Baby’s due date, sleep ins with Mr D, conversations and Malaysian food with the grandparents, pool time fun in the backyard with our cousins!

gratefuldaniel #20
Daddy: What are you grateful for today Daniel?
Daniel: Thanks to God for my monster trucks and for Mummy and Daddy’s arms.

What is one thing that you’re grateful for this week?

Part Two coming up next is the continuation of last week’s events and Baby’s birth story so stay tuned! 🙂 Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on giveaways and the latest updates! Thanks so much for following along with my pregnancy journey 🙂