Category: Pregnancy

Week 38 – Ukulele

Countdown to the big day Week 38! Wow “Now, it’s countdown time. I am very agitated, wondering what each sign could mean, what to do and not do.”  We had our last scheduled appointment with the doctor and it all went very well.   Both the baby and I are ready and set for birth. It could happen today or in two weeks, there’s no way of knowing for sure.   My body is now super tired, different types of pain coming at different times. All these changes are, I imagine, setting us up for the big moment.  ...

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Week 37 – Small Pizza

Getting to the finish line Bigger Belly, Bigger Excitement “I hope I’ll remain calm and kind enough to be there for him. It’s the best I can do for him.”  At this point the baby could be born and most likely be strong and healthy.   We are coming to the finish line and it’s becoming more and more real. The belly is getting bigger, more compact. The back is getting more sensitive so there’s more pain and discomfort. The pelvis is changing by the hour, tilting, expanding and pulling down.   The baby’s movements also feel different. Now...

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Week 36 – Pillow

The baby is the size of a throw pillow The belly is the size of a big pillow Arrivals and Departures “I miss falling asleep in his arms and feeling like there‚Äôs no better place in the whole world. And then waking up with a sense of gratitude when I see him and my giant belly.”  Very soon the baby will be here. It’s impossible to say if in a few days or a few weeks but it’s happening very soon. I’ve heard that when you get to these final weeks of pregnancy, you can’t wait to get it...

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Week 35 – Rabbit

Hopping around places, thoughts, dreams. “It’s shocking to realise he does not count yet as a member of this world. It’s crazy, once you think about all that he is doing already and the impact he has in our lives.” It has been 35 weeks already. Time is going by quickly and in a few weeks, the baby will be here. This is becoming more and more real – he moves a lot, my belly is growing and the contractions make his presence undeniable.   I am hopping around our place and wondering if there’s something missing. Yet, it...

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Week 34 – Basketball Hoop

Topping it off Week 34! Tasty realisations “It has never been more clear to me how my body is, how my mind is and what we need.” Fine I started by going to the clinic. Then, a nurse took my blood, weight and blood pressure and said I was fine. Afterwards, I waited, talked to a doctor, had the ultrasound and was told I was tired but fine and that the baby was good. Finally, another doctor looked at my results and told me my blood sugar and diet was fine. And, after all that, I went to the Pilates...

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