Baby Update at 38 Weeks

I am so uncomfortable!! My pelvic joints are very sore and the baby is stretching herself a lot which hurts me.

In addtion to that (and losing our puppy Fez just today), I’ve developed something new over the last couple of weeks – prurigo of pregnancy. It’s a whole lot of tiny itchy pimples on my feet and I’m starting to get them on my hands. I thought it was some sort of heat rash or allergy from wearing my cheap ugg boots all day but getting them on my hands eliminated that and the interwebs told me it was prurigo. Just another thing that I have to deal with until this baby comes out!

I only have eight days before the due date of November 24! I’m starting to feel anxious about the impending birth, and feeling a little queasy with frequent trips to the loo for both numbers. Common signs of the last days of pregnancy, although days could turn into weeks.

Apparently I’ve had my ‘show’ – meaning my mucous plug is coming away which is a sign that the cervix is preparing for labour. The midwife says that the baby’s engaged as much as she will probably up until labour. My belly probably looks flatter than previously but that’s expected when the baby drops.

I’m doing things like keeping upright when sitting, walking around more, and massaging the fleshy parts of my hands (between the thumb and index finger) to encourage baby to come. I know that the first two things are supposed to keep baby’s head down and pressing on the cervix which will help it to thin out. The massaging part is probably just hocus pocus but it can’t hurt to try, and I quite like my hands being rubbed.

One of the midwive’s told a story about a woman who went for a walk with her trackpants tucked into her ugg boots. Her waters broke and filled into her boots. Maybe I should do the same thing and let Murphy’s Law take care of the rest…

38 weeks 6 days pregnant

38 weeks 6 days pregnant

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6 thoughts on “Baby Update at 38 Weeks

  1. I thought that your wee girl may have arrived when you hadn’t posted for a few days

    Sorry to hear of Fez going on tour. I hope he comes back safe and well, and with lots of stories to tell

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    Chickie Little

    Oh I wish she would come already!

    Fez is safe but no stories to tell – just a *very* sleepy dog!

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  2. I hope Fez is found soon! You don’t need that stress hanging over you right now (or ever, but especially not now).

    It feels like it wasn’t that long ago you were longing for a baby and thinking you wouldn’t start trying until after more travel. And now you’re almost a mummy!

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    Chickie Little

    I hope that’s the last of the dramas before baby is born. Definitely did not need that stress yesterday, especially as I was extremely tired from my little excursion to the shops. I ended up feeling a bit sick from it all.

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  3. Wow I had never heard of prurigo. Sorry you got it :(
    Hang in there, hon. Almost. Almost :)

    And oh my…filled with *water* – I did those to my Uggs on a trip to San Francisco where it rained and rained and rained…no joke they took about a whole week to dry out.

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    Chickie Little

    I always get paranoid about that happening when wearing boots – so I generally avoid wearing them if it’s raining, or make sure I’m wearing pants over the top. Sounds horrible to be squishing in wet boots – at least it was just water :)

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