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~ Week 40 ~

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Week 40 Jackfruit

 

Babys Coming!! Hopefully before Week 41 !!

 

 

Week 40...on Pearl St

Week 40

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~ Week 36 ~

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Week 36 has flown by and without too many changes from the last, with the exception that now baby has officially reached full term and me the 9th month of pregnancy.  These last weeks are not really about me anymore but all about getting those last vital bits n’ pieces together for babys arrival!  I am trying to take everyones advise and rest as much as possible, but I find it hard to stop some days and do just that when there is still so much to do.. Now that the nursery is finally coming together I think I might be able to relax a bit more about it all. *sigh*

Physically I am doing well, apart from Oedema  which has been my only major pregnancy complaint (My Mum tells me, she had this too in all her pregnancies)  and also pelvic pressure which is really a good sign for baby, but an absolute b**ch to deal with daily for me.  But I will keep waddling on for the next 21 days! Emotionally we are so excited now and I am trying not to dwell on labour and pain too much.

Bring on the pain relief is all I can say!

 

 

Bump Progress from Week 36!

 

 

 

 

 

~ Week 35 ~

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Week 35 recap!! *Squeel!* Baby reached the size of a coconut (This is weight wise methinks as I am definately carrying more than a coconut in there!) and is technically full term or ‘late pre-term’. Reaching the full 40 weeks is very important though for brain development which is still going strong.

This past week went really fast! Maybe it’s because we are nearly there, I think time is going faster that normal and I am in nesting overdrive at home. There is still lots to buy and do and I really want to have my hospital bag ready just in case! The Nursery isn’t finished just yet but we are nearly there with all the essential bits n’ bobs so I can

I had my  OB check this week too, which included an ultrasound, weigh in and measurement of bump. It had been four weeks since my last check up and I gained 10lbs in that month! O_O  Which was a lot in such a short space of time even Doc said, but this is the weight gaining time and baby is fully grown in length  just getting plumper and plumper til D-day. I blame Hallowe’en and all the left over choccies mostly! Also the fact I’m not really exercising like before as when I do move it’s just too slow and waddley to count. Lots of my maternity clothes are even getting too small and tight now but it doesn’t feel worth it to invest in some more at this stage.

The ultrasound showed that baby is turned the right way around and descended down  {which I knew from the pressure that’s there all the time and loo trips every 30 minutes like clockwork} but my bump is still very high so I am still getting kicked in the ribs.  Everything is right on track though and Doc thinks that baby will arrive on the expected due date of December 15th.

Now if only we could decide on names..

Bump Progress Week 35

 

~ Week 34 ~

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Another recap/update this week as I have been so tired but I am going easy on myself as the weeks edge nearer to D-day and just keeping up with this project of mine at all,  makes me happy.

– Week 34 was the size of a Butternut Squash – very seasonal ! Baby is still getting fatter – I can feel heavier each week that passes and slower! Sometimes when I catch sight of my own reflection in a shop window I am surprised at how much larger bump looks and even though I don’t forget I am pregnant it’s still a shock for a split second ^_^ This past week I was able to breathe slightly easier again but trips to the loo have increased due to pressure which means baby has begun it’s descent lower into my pelvis. Speaking of trips to the loo, baby is now passing up to a pint of urine daily! That extra pressure ‘down there’ has added to the attractive pregnancy waddle and some days can feel very uncomfortable and pinchy.It’s a hard one to describe!

All the reading sources say that baby can recognise simple songs I am singing to him/her which is endearing. I like the idea of our baby being born with a familiarity of musicals, traditional folk ballads and Indie rock!

Back aches, Oedema,Braxton Hicks and fatigue are the main complaints I have now,  sometimes all at once, and will probably continue to have until D-day. Shoes/boots are a no-no, and I can just about manage to wear my chucks on the cooler days (every other day it’s flip-flops – thank goodness I am in a climate that allows summery footwear I must say!) really loose and only  if Robin ties my laces for me. I tried one day to do them by myself and after much huffing, puffing and straining followed by being nearly close to tears I gave in and called himself to take over. All in all though, this last trimester is going really well for me. It is hard to believe the end is nigh! This has been the fasted 8 months of my life.

Over the past few months, thoughts on pregnancy in general have popped into my head randomly – nothing unusual about a pregnant lady thinking of pregnancy, I know! But I really am loving the whole experience and thankful for it too. I think I may even miss being pregnant once it’s all over. Nature is mind blowing and this reminds me of how much so, daily. To be able to grow another person and go through so many physical and emotional changes in a reasonably short space of time, is in itself mind blowing!  I can understand the whole ‘miracle’ references now. I suppose it feels like that in a sense, especially the end result – a healthy baby, another person who is an extension of both of you.. Maybe this is just the hormones talking, but hey I’m allowed to sound a little bit high on life I reckon.

I have many sleepless nights and my mind is in over-drive but I feel happy and excitment is building now for both of us! We can’t wait to finally meet our baby and know if it’s a boy or a girl.

Gender guessing continues especially from strangers. Even the barista guy in my local Starbucks had his guess this week too – he reckons it’s a boy as I am looking more ”round” now. His words, not mine.

50/50 must seem like very tempting odds,  not so sure about risking calling any woman ’round’ though!  * smile *

Bump Progress!  (I hope to have our ‘real’ camera back next week -yay!)

~ Week 33 ~

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Week 33 baby reached the size of a Durian fruit. I know what the hell is a Durian?! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian

Okay so that’s that sorted.  During week 33 babys bones were hardening more ( except the skull) and he/she was undergoing major brain development. I am so aware of how cramped it has gotten in there too some days the position can be very uncomfortable for me for a good few hours with my ribs being squashed and kicked! I can see my entire bump moving as well as feeling it now too, It’s not so obvious that Robin finally got to enjoy that one too! Very ‘Alien-like’  indeed.

Overall I still feel good, but now my feet are so swollen that nearly all my shoes except my flip flops and Jesus sandals, don’t fit me right now. It’s annoying and uncomfortable and kinda gross. I miss my ankles but I know it’s not a permanent thing so I shouldn’t moan too much. From reading up on Edema (swelling during pregnancy) I shouldn’t stand when I can sit or sit if I can lie down.. I need to follow this advice more..and have more  Espsom Salt soaks!

The crazy pregnancy dreams are back again but this could be down to having a lot on my mind with my never ending list of things to get for baby. We aren’t doing too bad but I would like to have all the basic necessities stocked up on soon just for my peace of mind. Though it’s not just an over active brain that’s disrupting my sleep but bump too. As much as I love being pregnant I am thoroughly looking forward to sleeping on my stomach and back again…comfortably ^_^

Bump Progress (Another crappy pic as Canon is off being repaired!)