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~ Week 30 ~

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Week 30 and baby is the size of a cucumber. Which is probably from head to toe, as other comparisons I have come across have said head of cabbage as he/she is approx 3 lbs in weight now. But seeing as I am late posting this week and I am technically 31 weeks today It probably is a bit more! Anyway..

This week, up until last night was just like previous weeks more or less. Lots of kicks and jabs from baby, stronger than ever, spells of tiredness and the odd feeling of breathlessness but then last night I had my first Braxton Hicks {false labour pains} experience and it was  really sore!  It only lasted for a few minutes but It stopped me in my tracks and was nothing like anything I have ever felt before. I found myself just breathing through it until it passed. Now all I can imagine is how painful the real thing will be! (!)   Afterwards baby moved non-stop for about two hours, so much so, I could not only feel it but see it too. The round ligament twinges are starting again so baby is probably having another growth spurt which means more Mederma and Palmers massages with a hot water bottle for me.

I most definately feel heavier and slower when I move around now, I even find myself waddling along – tres attractive I know. But now I understand why pregnant women get that way and  it’s not just due to the fact that you look and feel like a heffalump but due to pelvic pain and pressure too.

Bending down is now just so uncomfortable that I am pretty sure soon I won’t be able to give Lucky and Sox cuddles, or paint my toe nails and that one day whilst doing those things I won’t be able to get back up again!  Clumsy is now my middle name too, which is again apparantly normal at this stage of pregnancy and something to do with your centre of gravity being changed from all the extra weight. During the week I dropped the phone handset and it flew across the kitchen nearly hitting Soxy who sat even more wide-eyed than the norm under the kitchen table as it slid across the floor towards him in what seemed like slow motion. I kind of wished I had been able to record the whole incident because he is super cute when he’s freaked out  O_O   Another clumsy moment happened while I was making tea and I broke one of our favourite cool mugs that Robin got at a Christmas fair in Nuremburg a few years ago, to which he reacted in his usual chilled manner but resulted in me bawling crying like a ..um baby!  So yep the emotional rollercoaster of hormones have returned with a vengeance too ^_^  {yay} !

 

 

Bump progress – shot on a dark day so the light was shitty and it’s not very sharp..I won’t dwell on it or I might cry! eek!

~ Week 21 ~

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This week according to my reading sources baby is starting to gulp down amniotic fluid which is not only hydration and nutrition but practise for swallowing and digesting.  They say (those scientist folk I presume) that after birth babies are more interested in tastes they have already experienced in the womb! I take this to be a good sign as I do eat a lot of fruit,veggies and dairy but it sure does make you think that what you eat can influence your child already! Which reminds me that I still don’t have any cravings yet. But I do miss Brie cheese, and I really look forward to having that again…nomnom!! Maybe Santa will bring me a big chunk of it ^_^

Project nursery is now underway and our crib/cot is assembled and looks beautiful! I adore the Jenny Lind . It really is a timeless crib and the spindle bars are so old fashioned which I love. We were very lucky to find it online with Diapers.com not just for the best price out there but in the Honey Oak colour too. Robin had it put together in half an hour! It was very straight forward and it’s also on wheels and light to move around the room if necessary – more bonus points for the Jenny Lind!  I will do a little shoot of it  this week to post on here.

This week I have most definately started to feel movement  (yay!)  It’s still mostly if I wake during the night  or during certain stretches and deep breathing in yoga! Soxy walked across me in bed one night, and that woke me and baby up as I couldn’t go back to sleep straight away with all the ‘wiggling’ sensations inside.

I can’t wait for it to get stronger now, so Robin can feel it too.  He keeps saying ‘are you sure it’s not wind?’   Nice eh!  In a word…NO!

Bump Progress!

~ Week 18 ~

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I must say this past week  has been a good one.  My energy levels are up and I am getting more active again.

I started Prenatal Yoga this week with a fellow pregnant friend and it was a really positive experience for both of us.  In doing it, I realised I am not at all flexible and my joints have stiffened up a lot since being pregnant so as a result I felt a bit restricted with some- okay most of the moves but I shall not let that put me off.  One woman who was directly across from me in the class , and about 38 or 39 weeks preggers (yup literally ready to pop) was bending and stretching without any bother – except for the odd move where her  belly got in the way a bit, but our instructor soon sorted that out by manouvering her leg  for her and bam she was back (!) It gave me hope ( and envy).  I know I won’t achieve that kind of body in just a few weeks or months even,  but it encouraged me to think of all the positive things that prenatal yoga will have on my body in preparation for birth and hopefully afterwards too. I think I may have felt my first ”real” movement from baby too whilst doing the deep breathing excercises during meditation! I only happened the once but it was definately different from anything else I have felt before and also definately not wind! ^_^ yay!

But just the experience of being with other pregnant women too is a really positive one and not the first one I had this week either, as I attented a Meetup for expecting Mothers in SF Bay area. That was a less strenuous one, that involved tea and dessert and an hour or two of just chatting about all things pregnancy and babies and that too was very rewarding as it’s nice to share your experiences with other women who are experiencing it too, right now in time! It’s like we are all part of this super cool and elite club 🙂

A week from today is our Ultrasound – the big one! I am so excited. I really can’t wait to see our baby again on the monitor, hear the heartbeat and hopefully get a 4D scan. I had one weird dream relating to that, where the nurse person let slip what the babys gender is and I was really upset. Like really really upset. I hope that doesn’t happen.

It’s always a boy in my dreams too. Not that, that means anything other than the fact that I am still having crazy pregnancy dreams! Oh and I still want it to be a surprise, so no changes there either!

Apart from all the exercise, with walking and yoga (did I mention I walked 4 & 1/2 miles today around Lake Merced?) the week went by pretty quickly.  I’m continuing to be super healthy (no cravings or major hunger pangs just yet!) and I can definately see the difference in my bump too between last weeks bump shot to this weeks – Can you?!

It’s the whole point of doing these selfie shots eh!