Now into the Home Stretch of my pregnancy !
I promised you an update every trimester, better too late than never and it's also time to share my pregnancy shoot. I recommend to do a shoot on the beach or desert here in Dubai, early morning or evening, wear something white, a crown of flowers, light make up and that will do! This an old Zara dress and the short one below from Oysho but if I have to recommend one shop for a pregnancy shoot this is Fillyboo.
Check it out, they have the most beautiful bohemian maternity dresses.
So Jay didn't mind being the photographer, he didn't have to pose on those pictures. Unfortunately for him, someone stopped and offered to get a picture of us together, finally a pic of us and my big belly "cheesy" just how he likes them, I love them, it's great to remember this chapter of our lives :
JUST THE TWO OF US!!
Nearly 8 years together and soon a little baby!
And surprisingly, after what everyone had told me, the 3rd trimester is the best for me !
The best out of a bad bunch I would say :)
I won't lie to you. You get as flexible as a crane, everything is a huge effort, you walk like a penguin on ice desperately looking for fish, you roll like a panda to go to bed, to get up, screaming like a little pig. Just sitting and standing up is a work out now. You also get this weird feeling that you are so clumsy and dropping everything but in fact NO, this is just that, BEFORE, it was not such an effort but NOW, every time it happens you just feel like crying. The best thing to do, just pretend it didn't happen hoping that no one saw you and that someone will pick it up,
keep walking and doing your own things like nothing happened.
This is the best period for me because I am getting close to the end, soon I'll get my body back or at least a part of it and of course I'll finally be a mum & will stop hearing :
"Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy, make the most of it..." or
"Sleep as much as you can
because after you won't sleep AT ALL" (still hearing that one a little...)
"Who is coming to help you??"
Just like we won't be able to make it just the two of us.
I don't mind the 3rd trimester but it didn't start well though. I had an acute bronchitis like I never had before. I stopped work for a week as I had fever and I was coughing NON STOP & one time so much I ended up vomiting my pumpkin soup. I know, I keep having weird cravings! So I ended up on antibiotics and nebulizer. Thank god, I felt better after 2 weeks. My poor baby was shaken so much but hopefully she will be ok. I have to say I got worried. Not fun to be sick, especially during pregnancy !
At 31 weeks, my gynecologist told me my baby was "BREECH" so head up, she said I'll have a cesarean if she don't change which freaked me out a bit. I looked at how to change her position. On Internet I found out how to turn a baby : Put your knees on the bed and hands on the floor and stay like that for 20 min !!
SURE !!! Finally I didn't do anything and at 34 weeks, we had a 3rd scan and realized she had turned head down!! I was relieved and we could even see her little face hidden behind her hand, a very long femur like a little orangutan like her parents. I can't wait to see what she will look like! When I think about it too much I imagine Jason as a girl with a beird and it scares me.
I feel "happy" and "ready", I stopped working at 34 weeks, I can enjoy the last few days. I eat anything I want, I only put on 10 kg even with lots of McDonald's of the 1st trimester, all the sweets of the 2nd trimester and the few glasses of wine of the 3rd trimester. I've never slept so well, every night it's like someone hit me with an iron. I even started to do exercise! Prenatal yoga is great to relax before delivery.
I can feel her turning more and more, kicking, punching and sometimes so much I'm wondering if she is ok or if she is just starting boxing. I feel waves or huge kicks which is very bizarre when you're having a conversation.
She also has the hiccup regularly now, it was very cute the first time but a little bit tiring now because it's happening everyday since week 34 and even several times a day .
At week 35, I start to feel heavy and experience heartburn which wakes me up in the night. Another annoying symptom but with some medicine it disappeared quickly! I am most of the time out of breath of course, still a blocked noise and a very very squashed stomach.
I can't wait now, I am so impatient, with the attention span of a 2 years old. I read 5 minutes then I do a bit of cleaning then I start a Macramé. I stare at Jay for long minutes without moving. I'm thinking about all the things I need to prepare for the baby and the delivery, if I forgot something and then finally think ''Should be alright, we will see! I feel I can't think properly. We apparently lose a part of our brain when pregnant and 20% of our brain for each child ! Poor mums with lots of children , they don't have many neurons left :)
At 37 weeks I feel good one day and completely down the day after: suffering from insomnia or a very tight belly, baby pushing down & she might come out very soon, I also get the feeling that my hips are being teared apart and some weird electric shock down there sometimes too.
But I am sooooo happy to finally reach the 37th week and to know that my baby is well developed. From now on she can come out at any moment and be healthy! It's like getting to the end of a marathon. The problem is, the closer I'm getting to my due date, the longest time gets.
The 9th month last ages...about 2/3 month I'd say. I think I might stay pregnant all my life! And that bloody suitcase still in the hallway. I can't bare to see it anymore!
I am SOooo impatient that every little thing is a sign for delivery :
- a little pain in the belly "Ah it must be a contraction"
- Hmmm I didn't sleep last night "Ooh she is coming",
- an urge to clean an afternoon "Ah that must be it!"
- Feeling wet down there "Oh I broke my water!... Oh no it's just something else..."
- Hmmm I look pretty bad today " Oh Oh Baby is on the way!!"
Everyday I think this is THE DAY but she is still inside all comfy & warm. I reach my due date, 29th of July 2017 and then each day feels like a week... I want it to happen and at the same time no, I am scared. It is so bizarre not to know what will happen and how it will happen, the pain, the feeling, the AFTER, taking care of a baby, being responsible of someone, Life at 3, having a family!
A new life full of surprises and LOVE I hope...