37 Weeks pregnant.

This week has been another tough one, my son had another one of his fits, so we are now waiting on a date for an MRI scan. 

My pelvis has got even worse, and I am really struggling with it. So I am really counting down the days now. 

One stressful week!

About baby this week:

Your baby weighs close to 2.8kg and may be about 48.6cm long from head to toe. Your baby’s head is now cradled in your pelvic cavity – surrounded and protected by your pelvic bones. This position clears some much-needed space for his growing legs and buttocks.

Your baby is shedding his downy coating of lanugo. The protective waxy coating (vernix caseosa) on his skin starts to disappear, though he may still have traces of it on him when he’s born. 

Your baby swallows anything he sheds and these will stay in his bowels until birth. His first poo will be a blackish mixture, called meconium.

The next couple of weeks are a waiting game. However hard it is to be patient, try to enjoy this time before your baby arrives. Eat well and get plenty of rest.

If you’re having your baby at home, your midwife will drop off a home birth pack about now.

Sort out the clothes you want your baby to wear after he’s born and for the journey home. And remember to pack comfortable clothes for yourself.

You’ll probably be in your maternity clothes for a little while longer, as you’ll still have a bit of a bump after having your baby. Big, stretchy knickers are a must! You’ll need to use maternity pads for a good week after having your baby.

Information and picture from babycentre.

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