How far along? 39 weeks! 1 week left (maybe...hopefully!)
Total weight gain/measurements: 28lbs. I lost another pound this week, putting me at 143lbs. I remember from being pregnant with Emilia too that this was the time when my weight gain slowed right down - so I think this is normal!
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing all maternity items (jumper, leggings & tank top). It's the exact same outfit from last week's Style Saturday post!
Stretch marks: I get asked so many questions about stretch marks. While I haven't gotten any new ones this pregnancy, you can definitely tell that the ones I already had (around my bellybutton) have spread a bit. However they're still white and not bluish or red/pink so they don't bother me too much. I think I'll just be left with a wrinkly bellybutton when this is all over! Right now I'm just making sure to oil the belly twice a day with ESPA Nourishing Body Oil & ESPA Smooth & Firm Body Butter.
Sleep: Definitely uncomfortable at night. I wake around 4/5am, then again at 6, sometimes 7 and finally 8am when I get up. Probably getting me ready for the early morning feeds, ha ha!
Best moment this week: Honestly there's not a lot going on this late in the pregnancy...just lots of down time & naps! I'm also trying to be as productive as possible with work seeing as my sister Erika is babysitting weekday mornings now. This is probably the best thing about these last few weeks - is how much extra time I have to get stuff done! I really appreciate the help :)
Miss anything? Not being pregnant!
Food cravings: Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes cereal with whole milk...been having this as dessert lately, it's so good!
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Labour signs: Lots of lightening crotch, pressure & I have to pee every 5 minutes.
Symptoms: Now that I've started taking stuff for the constipation/haemorrhoids I seem to be safe (for now) - thank God!! That was the worst symptom of pregnancy I've ever experienced so far :( However I'm definitely not regular...so I'm still taking Duphalac twice a day (doctor's orders) to help with that whole issue. Heartburn is still bad and I've tried to cut down on the amount of Rennie tablets I take because I hear they cause constipation!! Arrrghhhh... I'm still suffering from backache anytime I lift anything heavy or bend over, which I try to avoid! But on the plus side my leg hair still isn't growing back & my skin seems to have cleared up! :)
Belly button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Both.
Looking forward to: Getting the membrane sweep this week :)
Watch my 39 week pregnancy vlog below!
Click here to read my 39 week update from my first pregnancy!