Here is an update from the last week!
The size/what features: I’m now carrying a pineapple, bok choy, a ferret (yes, really, according to one app he is ferret-sized)… and he is getting so ready to be a wee human outside me. Terrifying yet so exciting.
Sleep: Definitely still up and down though not as bad as it was. I also find if I wake up super early it’s really hard to go back to sleep. I guess I’m getting ready…
Food cravings: Dairy lately, which is interesting – probably just needing a bit of extra calcium. Also with this weird weather lately I’ve been having more soup-based lunches, but I doubt that’s baby-related!
Also, weirdly (cause I was never much of a drinker), I’ve really wanted a cider or glass of wine lately.
Food aversions: Textures like onion still gross me out a bit.
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Symptoms I HAVE:
Hunger – Definitely more interested in food!
Skin – Dry as always and my neck has got a lot of skin tags on it which, ugh. Apparently they mostly disappear after. No one tells you about that random stuff!
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Stretchmarks: Nothing new since last week, it’s amazing how they’ve just kinda appeared though!
Doctor’s Appointment: I have another scan Thursday and am seeing the midwife Friday where I’ll get my next anti-D shot. Hopefully on the scan my fluid hasn’t increased too much – I definitely feel tight and like I’m larger every week. My weight hasn’t really increased though so I’m SO curious as to what will happen after birth. How can he be growing but I’m not? I guess we are balancing each other out as he steals all my dinners.
Movement: Still super rolly and wiggly and you can see it now too. I also have been having more lightning pains which means I have to stop when I’m walking and take it slow whenever I’m heading anywhere. My bump feels heavy and I’m definitely getting really tired.
Best moment of the week: Finishing up some of the shopping for him, feeling like it’s getting closer. I’m actually kinda terrified of birth (as many of us are!) but trying not to worry too much about it as whatever happens will happen. As long as he gets here safely I will cope with it.
I also find myself getting more emotional lately thinking about our baby being here. Our baby. I can’t believe I get to meet him in 6ish weeks. What will he be like? What will he look like? How big will he be? (I still think he’s going to be a long baby/tall boy!)
What I’m looking forward to: I have two baby showers in my 34th week! A family one and a work one. And in under 3 weeks D’s mum and sister are in NZ and then will be with us for Christmas.
What I miss: Just being mobile/feeling agile. But we’re so close to the finish line.
I have 3.5 weeks at work! Eeeek!
I remember being terrified of the thought of giving birth too! In the end I had a very positive birth experience. It was short and intense with a water birth. I wrote about it on my blog if you fancy reading. Exciting that you’ll be on your maternity leave in just a few weeks! I remember craving dairy during my third trimester too, haha.
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I’ve read it now, thank you! I’ve struggled keeping up with blogs lately. Well done you!