Tuesday, 23 June 2015

31 Week Update

There's been quite a few significant changes this week so I felt there was enough to update you with my weekly progress. I had a bit of a scare mid-week where I had so many Braxton Hicks contractions in a short period of time, all day, that I was unsure whether this was true labour or not. I kept timing them but they didn't last long enough, nor were they really painful, just very uncomfortable.

I've had them quite a bit since but no other signs, so I'm guessing this is just nature's way of preparing my body for labour.

31 Weeks (ignore the paleness!) | Gift from Grandma | Mine and baby's hospital bags nearly packed.
How far along? 32 weeks.
Total weight gain: 12lbs.
Maternity clothes? No more.
Stretch marks? I can't tell if there are any new ones at this stage, but let's say I'm pretty well covered!
Sleep: Badly, I've woken up so much in the night with pressure down there from the baby's head and general kicking around. I generally only wake up to pee once at the most so I'm quite lucky in that aspect. My husband has been working nights too so I never really sleep as well on my own.
Best moment this week: Hearing baby's heartbeat at the doctors and knowing she's already head down and still nice and healthy!

I could not resist the Zara baby sale! These are all 6-9 months so won't be worn for a long while yet.
Miss anything? Laying on my front and back. It gets very uncomfortable now sleeping on either side, lifting my bump whenever I turn. I've been boiling this week in this southern heat that we've been having (or is it due to my pregnancy hormones?!)
Food cravings: Nothing new, just sweet things and cereal.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I've had a bit of nausea all week whenever baby girl gets really active but nothing of concern.
Gender: Girl!
Labour signs: As I mentioned earlier, lots of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout the day but mainly in the evening and night.
Symptoms: It's getting to the tough stage of pregnancy and I'm struggling to walk now without being in tons of pain. I was diagnosed with Pelvic Girdle Pain and have been referred for physio, but I suspect it could be a lengthy process as I still haven't heard anything as of yet. Living on 3 floors means lots of stairs, that's tough. Our bedroom is on the top floor so I have to rest before getting to the top haha. Rib pain has been quite a common problem too, she's definitely filling up my tummy now!

Another cute little purchase from Homesense for a bargain £3.99 :)
Belly button in or out? Out.
Happy or moody most of the time: I've been quite fed up this week and not myself due to the symptoms aforementioned :( Hopefully this week will be better as my husband is off work so we can start painting the nursery, yippee!
Looking forward to: Finally getting the nursery finished, or at least the majority of it looking pretty and clean.

A rather lengthy update while it's fresh in my mind. I can't believe I'm now 32 weeks! 8 weeks to go (ish), 2 months! I feel pretty prepared now, we're so excited for her to arrive!

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  1. Your pregnancy sounds so completely different to mine hun, funny isn't it? I haven't had any Braxton Hicks yet (at least I don't think so anyway?)
    Have also started packing our hospital bags this week - can't believe we only have 8 weeks to go!!! Eeeek!

    Ps loving that baby journal from Homesense, I'm going to see if we can pick one of those up

    1. It took me a few weeks to realise what they were but now I know what the signs are it's easy to spot. You'd know about it if you had them :). I know eek its crazy! Love that journal, I want to start scrapbooking too to document my journey. It's just finding the right one and time to do it x


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