Pregnancy Diaries – 37 Weeks #3

I’m classed as term officially. There’s still three more weeks until my due date but knowing that I’m actually term makes me feel a little more relaxed.

I’m in agony today. I’m not sleeping thanks to P2, who seems to think from 1-4am is the time to be completely unsettled and I’m up every 15-30minutes resettling her. It’s exhausting. Plus it seems that as soon as it turns 7pm I get real pressure in my lower bump which stays there until morning causing general laying down in bed to be so uncomfy.

I didn’t actually think my back pain could get any worse but it is and has. Especially today. Every tiny bit of pressure I place on my leg is absolutely killing me. It feels like my hips are made from jelly with needles attached.

My bump has definitely dropped and I’m feeling movements less frequently. I don’t know whether to be worried or not. I was up the hospital so much with P2 and have managed to stay out so far. She’s still moving a lot but it’s more of a turn or a slight nudge than a kick.

I have this awful feeling that my waters are going to break during the school run, more specifically on the playground, surrounding by others that have been through what I’m going through but not close friends where I won’t feel embarrassed by it. Plenty of people have asked how far along I am, when I tell them nearly 37 weeks they all gasp and say “any minute”.

I’m certainly a ticking time bomb now that I’m 37 weeks!! 37. Thirty seven!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Haha people can be so unhelpful can’t they?? My first two were late (42+1 and 41+4) and yet I still worried about suddenly going into labour somewhere too. It never happened like that at all. Enjoy the last few weeks where you can, and rest lots. I hope your back eases too x x x

  2. It’s like I could have written this post! I’m not in discomfort, but the worry about being in labour on the school run, and the lack of sleep are all things I can most definitely relate to. 37 weeks is such a huge milestone. I’m 38 – nearly 39 now – and have been on the alert for any sign of labour over the past week. There’s something about the “full term” phrase that makes it all seem very real (even though F didn’t arrive until 41 weeks + 5 days!). x

    • lifewithpinkprincesses

      I’m scared of going overdue. P1 arrived at 33+1 and P2 was at 39+1. Good luck! I’m checking your blog and social media frequently.

  3. Sorry to hear you’re in so much pain – hope this little one will arrive very soon now that you’re officially term x

  4. Wow 37 weeks! Definitely a relief to reach that milestone, though difficult to know when they will choose to arrive! Really sorry to hear you’re in pain, late pregnancy can be so cruel! Xx #blogbumpclub

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