39 Week Bumpdate – Come on Rabbit!

In just 3 days we will be at Rabbit’s due date – the date that I’ve been counting down to for months, that we’ve been preparing and planning for, even dreaming about!

photo 1-69I honestly can’t believe how quickly it has come around, and with only one thing left on my to do list – putting up the cot, I have nothing to do but wait.

I know it’s a bit last minute to not have the cot up but Miss ‘mega-nesting’ over here threw away the assembly instructions in a bid to clear the house of ‘unnecessary’ paperwork – yea right! It was completely necessary, I actually attempted to give it a go yesterday and after seeing all the nuts and bolts (probably not the right terms) I quickly realised I’d need the manual for sure! Anyway Kiddicare are sending me some new ones soon so if Rabbit comes in the meantime he will have to be content in his moses basket and swinging crib.

Well after an eventful week 38, we’ve had no dramas this week, nothing out of the ordinary. I’ve had the usual period pains, Braxton Hicks and backache – like I’ve had for the past 3 weeks now! I can also add stabbing back pains that brought me to tears and heartburn which reared it’s ugly head yesterday!

It’s safe to say I’m fed up now. I know first babies tend to be late but now that I have nothing to do and it’s a waiting game, I’m so impatient. My sleep has gotten terrible, as soon as I lay down the aches and pains intensify and first thing in the mornings I wake up a little disappointed that I wasn’t woken in the middle of the night to contractions!

I’ve not been a joy to be around – sorry Pete. I’ve been emotional, moody and snappy as well as pretty knackered in-between sudden bursts of impulsiveness.

My mega nesting took a step up today. I spent most of the afternoon on my hands and knees spot cleaning the kitchen floor, cleaning all the skirting boards and scrubbing the bathrooms!

I’m well and truly ready for you Rabbit so please hurry. Not to mention, I’ve given myself a gelish manicure and pedicure, deep conditioned my hair and actually managed to shave below so now would be a great time for muma to go into labour!

Anyway, enough of the rant (not the structured posts I usually go for!)

Onto the little man:

He’s as big as a … watermelon! – and boy does it feel like it! Averaging 18.9-20.9 inches and 6.2-9.2 pounds he’s a little bit on the heavy side!His brain is rapidly developing so he’s becoming smarter and smarter by the week! photo 2-73

Movements – With little room in there he’s still putting on an ounce a week, he’s also able to flex his limbs – the little stud! His movements are more like drags and rolls and some of them are quite painful! He’s not back to back anymore but his back goes from side to side. I can always tell because I get a big wonky bump on one side and lots of little feet pokes on the other!

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As for muma:

Well as you can tell I’m a bit grumpy but at the same time so excited to meet my little dude. I’ve already mentioned how I’ve been feeling but physically here are some of my updates:

Stretchmarks – still just the ones where my belly bar used to be.

PGP & SPD – luckily no PGP and the SPD has only been hitting me around bedtime!

Attempts to meet Rabbit – I know I should just let him come when he wants to come but I’ve been trying a few things to hurry him along a little. I already know he can be a lazy boy so as his muma I just want to help him … and me haha

I’ve been drinking raspberry leaf tea, eating pineapple, using lavender and clary sage in my bath and doing lots of exercise ball bouncing, squats and dancing!

Well that’s it for this week. Like I’ve said Rabbit, I’m ready for you! I wonder if next week will be a 40 week bumpdate or a welcome to the world little Rabbit update! Ooh and then I’ll have to refer to Rabbit by his actual name … that’ll be weird!

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Thanks for reading my potentially last bumpdate! xxx






  • Victoria
    9th April 2014 at 9:05 pm Reply

    i hope he arrives safe and sound..i think i will go over my due date..maybe a should give a raspberry tea a go as well, but i have 2 months to go)

    • Jessica
      11th April 2014 at 9:43 am Reply

      Yea maybe a little too early to start now lol but then I was told you should start at 32 or 34 weeks as it strengthens your uterus to help with labour so maybe give it a go soon! xxx

  • jen
    10th April 2014 at 12:41 pm Reply

    Eeeek so exciting. My little boy came 1week 1day early and his my first you never know fingers crossed your not waiting too long. Make the most of your alone time hunu and good luck xxx

    • Jessica
      11th April 2014 at 9:40 am Reply

      I now have one day to go till due date so it’s getting closer and closer! I’ve had so many mixed stories, from my 2 best friends one was 3 weeks early and one was a week late – it’s so hard tot ry and guess when he’ll be here! Thanks for reading 🙂 xxxx

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    11th April 2014 at 2:34 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing thoughts and your pictures! I had pictures like this and they seems like an eternity ago! #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      11th April 2014 at 4:10 pm Reply

      I can’t wait to look back on them. I can’t wait to meet the little man even more though! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Twinmumanddad (@Twinmumanddad)
    11th April 2014 at 6:20 pm Reply

    You look gorgeous! I hope all goes well! I can’t wait to read your birth story and see some baby pics!! Thanks for linking up #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      14th April 2014 at 12:14 pm Reply

      eek thanks lovely! It’s so soon I hope I have that baby post soon! xxx

  • Michelle Murray
    11th April 2014 at 7:26 pm Reply

    I have nominated you for the most inspiring blog award – I love reading your blog xx http://www.mummy2monkeys.co.uk/2014/04/woohoo-inspiring-blog-award.html

    • Jessica
      14th April 2014 at 12:17 pm Reply

      Thank you so much lovely I’ll check it out now! xxx

  • Emily Vaughan
    12th April 2014 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Ooh you’re so close! My first little girl is now 4 months, I remember thinking I’d be pregnant forever.. but I went into labour on my due date so it’s possible haha! Can’t wait to see pictures of the little guy 🙂 xx

    • Jessica
      14th April 2014 at 12:16 pm Reply

      ooh you’re lucky! I’m past it now so fingers crossed it’ll be any day now! I can’t wait to share him 🙂 Thanks for reading lovely! xx

  • littlemissalba
    13th April 2014 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Looking forward to hearing the news – No more days to go now. Good luck it looks like you are all prepared xx Ax

    • Jessica
      14th April 2014 at 12:15 pm Reply

      Thanks so much lovely, I’m 40+2 so hopefully he doesn’t keep me waiting too long! Can’t wait to share him with everyone 🙂 xx

  • Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)
    13th April 2014 at 5:52 pm Reply

    If he hasn’t turned up already then I also recommend curry to help him along! I can’t wait to hear your happy news lovely – all the best and hope to have you back on PoCoLo next week if you aren’t in labour or otherwise engaged!! Thank you for linking up x

    • Jessica
      14th April 2014 at 12:12 pm Reply

      well he’s still not here so I’m currently eating jalapenos! I hope I’ll be back this week with a welcome to the world baby Rabbit kind of post! xx

  • Jaq
    14th April 2014 at 9:12 am Reply

    What an exciting time. Beautiful pictures of your bump 🙂 #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      14th April 2014 at 12:10 pm Reply

      Thank you so much, hopefully he hurries along now! xx

  • BakedPotato Mummy
    17th April 2014 at 6:29 am Reply

    I know you’ve finally bet your little boy now and I can’t wait to get to know him through your blog. It sounds like your nesting was quite extreme! Scrubbing on your hands and knees?!?!
    Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky

    • Jessica
      21st April 2014 at 12:39 pm Reply

      It was so extreme and probably what kickstarted my labour lol

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