40 Weeks Pregnant

Andreea Opris (1 of 1) 40 Weeks Pregnant Blogger Irish Beauty Blogger

To be exact, 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Im officially overdue! My little pumpkin, well at this stage my watermelon, is taking its time and is in no rush to meet us. Rebellious already? Sometimes i wonder how im still able to walk and maintain my balance, my bump its sticking out that much.

Irish Lifestyle and Beauty Blogger 38 Weeks Pregnant.

I was super fortunate during the 9 months: i haven’t gotten sick once – only experienced mild nausea and loss of appetite, i haven’t swelled up too much – im just slightly more rounder and i haven’t even got a common cold. Pretty lucky! Weight wise i kept things within normal ranges, ive started my pregnancy at 60kg and now im 75kg – 2 stone gain. Sounds a lot but considering that at one stage i was walking around with a Nutella jar in my bag for snacking, im pretty happy with my gain.

Beauty wise, my skin, nails and hair thrived getting smoother, stronger and more luscious by the day. I haven’t experience pigmentation or pregnancy mask, i was very careful applying my high SPF rain or shine and even my bump pregnancy line is very faint. I was surprised to see that my belly button popped and that i actually found it cute, this was one thing that was freaking me out and dreading.

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One very unpleasant surprise did happened, which honestly i didn’t expect at all. I got loads of side bump stretch marks and a few around the middle. I say that i didn’t expect it because i oiled myself in the best money can buy oils and lotions and genetic wise i wasn’t prone to them – my mum and both grandmothers didn’t get them. When I’ve examined my bump as usual, one early morning on my 30th week, i was covered in them. Like i said my bump grew fast and furious and it is the sticking out type, so my skin just gave up.

Another thing that i hope its temporary, none of my shoes fit me anymore. I mean i squeeze in them but i cant hardly walk, seems like my feet got wider. Everywhere i google i read that if your size changes is permanent, so that fills me with dread. What am i gonna do with my shoe collection?!

Anyway, these are all shallow and non important minor pregnancy side effects. Like i said i was very fortunate to have a healthy pregnancy so far, so lets hope my labor will be a breeze too. Im still in denial about it!

Pregnancy by month in pictures From Left to Right: 40 weeks, 38 weeks, 25 weeks, 23 weeks pregnant.

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26 Comments

  1. January 10, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Hope everything will be alright.
    Have a lovely year!
    Nice blog, btw! I’m a Romanian girl but living in England.

    Andera | http://www.andera.co.uk

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 10, 2016 / 6:48 pm

      Merci Andera, un An Nou Fericit si tie :).

  2. Nora Maroiu
    January 10, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Fain, imi place! Bravo Andreea, nastere usoara si numai bine!

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 10, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Aw, merci mult Norisor! Sa imi tii pumnii 😀 x.

  3. January 10, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    You look wonderful! Ah I remember how thick and great my hair and nails were, enjoy it while it lasts! I went a week overdue and had to go in to be induced but I was already dilated at that stage for a week so they just broke my waters! Just focus on getting sleep and relaxing as much as you can as there is literally no time to stop and take a moment once the baby arrives, but that’s the fun part! My feet also stayed bigger for ages after but keep your shoes and they will fit again eventually and I didn’t get sick once either, thanks goodness!

    Labour is a blur and the second it’s over you’ll be too overjoyed to even think about it! And in case you’re considering it, an epidural is a wonderful thing:)

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 10, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      Aw thank you Yav for all the advice, i dont think im still fully realizing ill be a mum :)).

      Going for another hospital check up this wednesday so hopefuly they’ll give the baby a push.

      Oh im considering taking all the drugs available!

  4. January 10, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    You look positively radiant and beautiful, which can be hard to pull at 40 weeks! My feet went up a size and five months later they’re still the same – it seems permanent ? x

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 10, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Oh the horror! My pretty, pretty shoes :(!

  5. January 10, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Ah I hope the baby has made an appearance!! None of my shoes fit at the end of my pregnancy and I was freaking out! But everything goes back to normal after the baby arrives – even those pesky stretch marks shrink and improve. Good luck with the birth x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 10, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      Not yet, still not too bothered to make an appearance :)). Oh you give me hope, all I’m doing lately is to google after pregnancy bellies and growing feet :D. I suppose,if these are my biggest worries I’m doing ok.

  6. January 11, 2016 / 5:28 am

    You look adorable! And the Christmas picture is such a treasure, it will be great to look back on to.
    I experienced a gain in shoe size as well throughout my first pregnancy, and it did go down a little again I had gained about one and a half shoe sizes, meaning none of my shoes except trainers fit me anymore. After a few weeks, the majority of my shoes did fit again. Only the ones that had been a little tight before were really uncomfortable, so I would guess I gained about half a shoe size permanently.
    Regarding the stretch marks I was lucky throughout the first pregnancy, but I blame it on my age more than anything else. Oils and creams can only support a little, as they don’t reach deep down into the tissue. But I was 34 already, and my connective tissue already loose, so I guess that helped a lot.
    This time around my belly is way bigger than it was before, so I am afraid nothing will save me these days.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 11, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Yes it seems like half a size with me too, hope is not permanent because if it is ill have to sell them all. I lived in trainers and converse lately so didnt notice, only when i got new flats from Asos got a shock.

      Im 32 so not far behind it, i still didnt expect the stretch marks :)). Hope at least my skin will snap back.

      Whoever is reading this must think im constantly in crop tops by the way i carry on lol.

  7. January 11, 2016 / 6:24 am

    Wow, 40 weeks pregnant, you are reallly beautiful, best wishes!

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 11, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Thank you Faye xxx

  8. January 11, 2016 / 7:29 am

    You look fantastic! How exciting that you will have your little baba so soon! Lookng forward to hearing your news! xx

    Beautylymin

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 11, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Thank you, cant wait myself 🙂 xxx

  9. January 11, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Oh wow you look amazing! Your skin is so radiant and glowy :)) Good luck with the birth lovely xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 11, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you Gemma, my skin seemed to be thriving during the pregnancy 🙂 xx.

  10. January 12, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Best of luck with the Baby Andreea! Can’t wait to see a picture of him/her!
    Susan x

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 12, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you Susan! Xxx

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 13, 2016 / 10:12 am

      Thank you Angie, so exciting!

    • Andreea
      Author
      January 14, 2016 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you! x

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