Thoughts in the final weeks of pregnancy | 36 Weeks Pregnant

Hi guys, I’m currently 36 weeks and 2 days pregnant as I’m writing this and honestly I can’t quite believe I’ve got to this point! Knowing that in 6 weeks time (maybe even less) I’m going to be holding my baby in my arms is slightly surreal. I thought I would share some of my thoughts as I approach the final weeks of pregnancy.

I’ve never been so tired
This is literally what I am thinking around 85% of the time. I agreed to work up until 2 weeks before my due date so I still have a week and a half to go and it’s killing me! I’m lucky that I’m still working from home so I can stay in my pyjamas and cuddle Winnie on the sofa whilst I work but, oh my god, the things I would do for a nap!

Nothing fits
I’m so close to the end now that I really don’t want to go out and buy any more maternity or huge sized clothes because it just doesn’t feel worth it but I’m not joking when I say I have nothing that fits! Maternity leggings, XL mens t-shirts, you name it, everything I own is too small now. I honestly feel like a hippo trying to get my bump into clothes most days!

Getting comfortable is a thing of the past
I honestly can’t remember the last time I actually felt comfortable. We have just got a new sofa and I feel like I can’t even fully appreciate it because there is just no way for me to get comfortable! I’ve not managed to sleep for more than around 2 hours at a time for the last few weeks and it is fairly miserable.

I actually have to birth a baby?
I feel like I’ve been pregnant for so long now that the idea of actually birthing this baby and not being pregnant anymore just seems a bit crazy. I keep having sudden realisations that I’m not going to be pregnant forever and that this baby actually has to come out one way or another.

I cannot wait to meet my baby!
Despite all of the not so fun things that are making me count down the days until this baby arrives, most of all, I’m just SO excited to meet my baby! I feel like she’s gone from being a far away dream to something tangible and real. It’s a strange feeling and everytime I watch her wriggle around in my tummy it just blows my mind that in a few short weeks she is going to be wriggling around in my arms instead!

Is anybody else reaching the end of pregnancy? How are you feeling?

Love Alice and bump x

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