My growing belly - 37 weeks

These photos were taken a few weekends ago by the lovely Pamela @ Pamela Du Toit Photography (we went to school together, and both started our family photography businesses at the same time). I love them, and I need to do this more often so our whole family can be in the picture at the same time.

I was 37 weeks then, now I'm 38.5. Here are a few of my favourites.
It's so amazing how fast the days go by for these last few weeks, yet they seem to drag forever at the same time. I can't remember how I was feeling just a week ago, so I'll do my belly update about right now.

Sleep? Still not getting a lot of hours, but Alia's sleeping has been HEAPS better the last two weeks which has made a huge difference! I have been having crazy birth dreams for weeks (I gave birth to triplets in one dream... now that was scary!), and wake up with leg cramps and achy hips and general achy head/shoulders, and always needing to pee. Just a few little things to complain about. I really really really want to be able to lie on my belly or at least me back again, I miss it so much!

Food? More chocolate.. I am officially addicted to chocolate I think. And pineapple fruju's and apples, and so so thirsty all the time!

Movement? Still lots of big stretches, but he's been in the same position for a few weeks now... back lined up against my right hand side, and feet pushing out to my left hand side. Midwife says that's a good position to be in, which is great! Alia was posterior the whole time, which they say can make labour longer, and was why I felt all my labour pains in my lower back.

Weird Stuff? I have not been handling this heat very well at all. My veins are constantly huge and I feel light headed lots. I have double the blood volume to push around, so my body is working hard! The cramps have been super annoying too. I got such a sore one last night, that it's still hurting half way through today where it spasmed! 

Looking forward to? Having energy (I know that may take another 10 years or so). Sleeping on my belly. Cuddling a newborn baby... newborn smells.