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Things to do at 39 weeks?

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cupcake78 Wed 19-Jun-13 18:37:07

I'm just waiting now and I am getting very bored. Bad SPD means I cant walk or wander round, I can drive for 15-20 mins max and find sitting in the same place for a while very uncomfortable.

So far I have:

Stocked the freezer and cupboards.
Cleaned out every cupboard and the garage.
Washed everything from skirting boards to light fittings.
Made a list of baby groups.
Got some birthday cards and presents for the first few months.
Arranged holiday activities for ds.
Read book after book.
Watched tv (saving the good books and boxsets for when baby arrives).
Done the garden.
Cleaned out the cars.
Sorted out baby room and ds's room.
Car seat fitted, pushchair washed and ready to go.
Baby toys washed and sorted.
Packed hospital bags.
Visited family and friends (that I can get to).
Meet up with dh for lunch.
Sleeping - so much sleeping (possibly sleeping too much)!
Eat (sadly).
Done my nails (feet and hands).
Had a hair cut.
I cant sit in the sun anymore as chairs hurt and I boil.
Cant get in and out of the bath either.
I've even washed ds's bath toys!

I'm trying very hard to enjoy peace and quiet and me time while it lasts but seriously I've had enough now. Any suggestions?

mrscog Wed 19-Jun-13 18:40:50

Computer games? I find it easy to lose at least 3 hours on a good game smile

cupcake78 Wed 19-Jun-13 18:46:50

Never been much into computer games.

RobotElephant Wed 19-Jun-13 18:48:07

Can you sit for long enough to watch a film? The one thing you won't be able to do for aaaages is go to the cinema. I'd do that.

Oh... and sleep. Sleep as much as you possibly can.

cupcake78 Wed 19-Jun-13 18:54:02

I looked today at the cinema times and I cant get one that fits in with collecting ds from school in time.

We've used up our babysitting time by going to the theatre and having a meal out over the last few weeks.

As i've done this before we know this time is precious but its been the longest week of my life. Except those first few weeks when I will just exist to be a set of boobs, hence the boxset and book saving.

Liveinthepresent Wed 19-Jun-13 20:54:23

OP not much help here but I am 39 weeks and in awe of how much you have done - and I don't have SPD to deal with! I am finding the days go so fast and I don't even get much extra sleeping in.

So For what it's worth apart from more resting - this is what is still on my to do list ( unlikely to get done though!)

Sort out old paperwork / filing - shred what I don't need.
Diarise bills etc that need paying next few months
Organise old photos
Work out how to use our camera / video camera properly
Charity shop some toys
Download reading to kindle

Not sure it's very inspiring !

Maybe you won't have long to wait! Good luck

CitizenOscar Wed 19-Jun-13 21:25:47

Have a massage or a pedicure?

Go to the dentist?

Buy/wrap gift for DS from baby (if you're doing that)

Download some music or podcasts

Print out photos & put them in an album

Buy cards/gifts for people with birthdays in the next month

Buy snacks for labour / breastfeeding

Sorry, just sharing my to do list! grin

Christelle2207 Wed 19-Jun-13 22:10:29

cup cake no real ideas but I feel for you and am really impressed by what you have done. I am also suffering with spd (at 33 weeks) and worried that I may not be able to do anything at all by that stage.
If you can afford it I would go for nice treats such as massage or reflexology. My dh has offered to pay for a mum to be spa day for me which I am very much looking forward to.
I would also have a big freecycle/ebay declutter. Not too physical, you'll get rid of stuff and make money!
Dentist is very good idea as it is free for now.

UmBongo Wed 19-Jun-13 22:14:52

Get reflexology appointment sorted to get baby to put in an appearance at 41 weeks, so you don't get induced at 42 weeks.

Drink raspberry leaf tea. (with honey in it or it is VILE)


Good luck. smile

Liveinthepresent Wed 19-Jun-13 23:11:51

Ooh yes I have a reflexology appt tomorrow and will be planning increasingly indulgent activities if I go overdue !

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