I am currently 39 weeks pregnant with baby Squish and I am starting to see why people are not a fan of the last few weeks. It feels like a waiting game now, and every morning the bloke is begging for labour to start as he is desperate to start his paternity leave! Every night I go to bed wondering if this is the last night I will be sleeping on my left side with pillows wedged all around me.
The aches and pains are starting to become more constant and my nightly bath is a welcome relief after a day of activities with an energetic toddler. Squish's room may not be ready but the important bits are done and his moses basket sheets are washed and ready. My hospital bags are packed and the car seat is ready to bring home our new little man. My mum is waiting for the call to come and collect Dylan and the bloke is keeping an eye on his phone for the message that he needs to come home from work and get to the hospital.
It is a waiting game, and I fear I may get a bit impatient!
Due date is still a few days away but as Dylan was early, I am constantly met with surprise when we go out that I don't have my new baby boy with me. The texts have started arriving checking for news of the new arrival and there is only so many times you can reply no without wondering when the day will come.
I am still loving pregnancy and aches aside, I think there is nothing more exciting than a growing bump. I know how much I will miss my bowling-ball tummy and the feeling of the little guy kicking and wriggling away. I know I will miss the looks and comments as I parade my huge bump around. The pains are nothing I can't cope with and Dylan and I are still enjoying a similar life style to before, as I refuse to spend all day on the sofa. (I also don't think he would let me get away with it somehow!)
But it is a waiting game now. In the next three weeks I will definitely meet the fourth member of our family - hopefully much sooner than that but for now I am trying to make the most of every last minute with my gorgeous little boy before he becomes my gorgeous big boy!