Friday, December 16, 2011
Bump: 35 weeks
Bar my swollen peripheries, the rest of me is in pretty good shape. Yes, I'm more tired than I have been, I still limp and wince each and every time I take the first few steps out of bed thanks to my rather painful pubic symphysis dysfunction (aka nasty groin pain), and I do feel rather like ten-tonne-Tessie. But overall, I think I'm holding up!!
I'm starting to feel the baby move down really low, and I mean really low. He's still kicking up a storm and I can feel how much stronger he's getting by the gentle, ahem, nudges into my ribs when I sit down. I'm certainly getting aches and pains in my nether regions that I haven't felt before and those Braxton-Hicks contracts are becoming a faithful friend. I feel like my body is really preparing itself for something to happen. Quite amazing really, this whole pregnancy thing. It all just....happens. Without any instruction, without any "medical" input. Ironic how natural it all is and how you just let the body do it's thing, up until the birth part, when all of a sudden we feel like we need to be hospitalised, and drugged up and intervened with medically to survive the experience. Hmmm...interesting.
We've got our final session of Calm Birth pre-natal classes tomorrow, which I'm really looking forward to. We're doing a 'dry-run' up to the hospital on Sunday (now that my husband has finally got his HK license) and I dare say we might break the pram out of it's packaging for the first time and zoom it around our large (ha!) apartment.
Big news......The nursery is almost finished!! I may even share a sneak peek of it tomorrow, but will wait till it's all done before sharing the proper snaps. I have to say, it's fast becoming my favourite room in the house. I can just see myself, hanging out in the doorway, staring at that little peach of a baby in his cot and never wanting to move....
35 days to go.....