Pregnancy update: the final stretch

Hi Everyone,

I went online to see if I could get a pregnancy tag challenge and was so excited to find one, which makes things so much easier to have a set questionnaire.

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How far along? 34 weeks

Total weight gain: I’m not sure, I’ve probably picked up about 10 kilos all around inclusive of baby Siers growth. I’ll know more at the next scan.

Maternity clothes? Nothing fits anymore, I have a few pairs of tights and loose fitted tops for work, one or two loose fitted dresses, one pair of boots and two pairs of sneakers that fit. I just got me some new clothing and shoe items this week, but keeping that for the hospital outfit and after. I’m ok for now.

Stretch marks? Hell yes, it’s the worst and I’m still getting bigger (weep) so I’m expecting quite a little bit more in the next few weeks.

Sleep: I’m not getting much sleep at night, I’m basically a living zombie and I’m so ready to be on maternity leave.

Best moment this week: The start of my week ended with my sister hosting the most special baby shower. Just amazing, a blog post to come.

Miss Anything? I miss sleeping, but the tough part hasn’t even started yet. I miss being comfortable.

Movement: It feels like baby Siers is playing soccer in my tummy, but the balls are my abdomen, spine and ribs

Food cravings: Not really, although I must have a powerade and bar one every day. But I think it’s my body needing some energy.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Although a couple of times when I coughed I felt like vomiting but didn’t thankfully. 

Gender: A boy… yippee

Labour Signs: Braxton Hix is a mofo and for those that doesn’t know what it is, it’s basically false labour but eish it’s reallllllllllly not effing nice.

Symptoms: Heart burn is another mofo, it’s even worse than nausea. Okay I’m exaggerating a little but its pretty effing bad, especially at night. So lack of sleep and heartburn mixed is a disastrous combination. I’m also super uncomfortable and exhausted. Everything I do is an effort.

Belly Button in or out? It’s just flat

Wedding rings on or off? My wedding ring literally only fitted me for one year of my married life.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m just super excited and ready, but I feel a little nervous and stressed for what’s to come. We still have lots to do. Sometimes I have shouting matches with my family and that really has to stop pronto. Mostly happy to see my little boy.

Looking forward to:

  1. Seeing my baby boy’s gorgeous face for the first time and noticing that he looks like me ;).
  2. Not needing to pee every 5 seconds
  3. No heartburn
  4. No claxine injections
  5. Being myself again

Have a fantastic day!

A x

4 Comments
  1. All the best on the last stretch hun! x

  2. So glad to hear I’m not the only one not sleeping! I can relate to everything you said, only I’m 29 weeks so have longer to go 🙈.
    Wishing you all the best for the last few weeks and may your delivery go smoothly IA.

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