The Pregnancy Diaries: Week 39 – What I Won’t Miss About Pregnancy... 7 years ago

The Pregnancy Diaries: Week 39 – What I Won’t Miss About Pregnancy...

I’m so close to labour day and emotions are running high. My husband is now checking in with me 4 to 5 times during the day and every twinge I feel is stressed about. I’m so excited about meeting my little man and I really hope he doesn’t keep us waiting too long!

The pregnancy has had it’s ups and downs, but there’s a lot I definitely WON’T miss, such as...

The swelling – I look like a human lollipop. My face and arms are swollen and the only time I see my feet is when I put on and take off my shoes. I’m trying to get around as best I can but it’s hard to get through narrow doors and don’t get me started about getting in and out of the shower.

The touching – Ladies, give me a break! I’m only letting you touch the bump because I really don’t have the energy to fob you off anymore.


The munchies – I’m eating like a horse and am seriously worried that I’ll have to be carted out of here with a crane if the baby doesn’t come soon. Nothing is safe and in recent days, I’ve taken a real shine to chocolate. I’m embarrassed to admit that I ate a full pack of chocolate digestives in under an hour today.

The worry – If I could get a scan every day, I would.


The clothes – I stopped buying maternity clothes a few weeks ago so I’m left with two bottoms and three tops that still fit. Heels are definitely out as I struggle to stay upright at the best of times and I dread being asked anywhere because of the effort it takes to look half presentable.

Torso of pregnant woman with backache - holding back

Getting up – There are four steps to the ‘getting out of bed routine’ and if I miss one, I’m liable to break my ankle. Sitting down is easy but getting up usually requires a push or a pull which is always embarrassing when it happens in public.

The body – Everything is an effort in this body. I miss getting out for long walks and short jogs. I’ve given up on shaving as I can’t see what I’m doing in the shower, so my legs are seriously hairy. I also get warm way too fast so can no longer endure blow-drying my hair. In short, I’m a hairy mess.

Of course there’s loads I enjoyed about pregnancy but at this stage, I’m more than ready to leave it behind. C’mon baby!

Stay with us every week for more from 'Big Belly' as she continues her pregnancy adventure.