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40 Weeks – My Hospital Bag

Symptoms //

  • I’ve had my show!
  • Fatigue
  • Soreness in my pelvic region

Cravings //

  • I’m back to cereal for some reason. Honey Nut Cheerios are <3

Alright ladies and gents, the day has come. It’s my due date and my hospital bag is for the most part packed! So in honor of the occasion, I decided I’d share with you all the contents of my hospital bag and a few of the things I’ll be grabbing when we’re just about to leave.

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39 Weeks – Nursing Covers and More!

 

Symptoms //

  • INDIGESTION… PLEASE DEAR LORD GET OUT OF MY RIBS! ;3;

Cravings //

  • … Ice cream.

It’s the final countdown. Well… maybe. If I’m not late. But yes, one week until the baby’s due date and I’ve gotten my nursing covers! I’m still walking, still moving, still working at home. I feel just as I did a few weeks ago and the baby is still snugged tightly in what feels like my rib cage. My midwife has informed me that her head is apparently pretty far down and that she’s a pretty long baby… so I fear my dreams of having her magically dropping down one day to relieve me of my indigestion for a few days have been tarnished somewhat.

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38 Weeks – Stretchmarks Happen

Symptoms //

  • Still have the burning at the top of my bump
  • Indigestion goodness
  • Pretty emotional

Cravings //

  • Nothing really at the moment

Stretchmarks are often feared as the sort of boogeymen of pregnancy. They’re often associated with weight gain in pregnancy and, unfortunately, are notoriously hard to get rid of post pregnancy.

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37 Weeks – Full Term: Getting it Done

Symptoms //

  • I have a lot of burning sensations at the top of my bump which apparently means, the baby is bruising me… greeeeat.
  • Itchy hands and feet have subsided
  • Feeling emotional as all hell.

Cravings //

  • I want a salmon and cream cheese salad right now.

So my first week of maternity leave is over and I’ve been busier than ever. Didn’t they say I should be relaxing?… well obviously relaxing is just not in my vocab right now.

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