Thursday, 12 February 2015

35 Weeks Pregnant



The countdown is on, but I am guessing I still have plenty of time left until Pretzel makes an appearance as I don't seem to be in a rush to do much at all!  This fortnight his movements have definitely changed and it feels like he is running out of room.  I feel wiggles and nudges more than kicks and I can often make out a limb pushing against the front of my bump.

I never had Braxton Hicks with the other two boys, but I have been having them quite consistently for the last week or two, sometimes all day long and sometimes just in the evenings.  I don't find them painful at all, but my whole tummy goes hard for nearly a minute before relaxing again.  It was this that spurred me to actually start putting together a hospital bag as whether I was ready or not, it seems my body is getting ready to birth this baby.


I still haven't finished it, but the essentials are in a bag along with a list of what else I need to pack.  I have also hung up the new clothes we have bought for him in the wardrobe, despite the fact that you can't really get to his wardrobe because of all the other 'stuff' in the room.  Next week's task is to clear it out, build some furniture and start making it a calm space for us both. 

My wardrobe has moved more towards leggings that jeans as I am finding under bump don't stay up thanks to the heavy low bump, and overbump dig in so uncomfortably thanks to the sheer size of me.  I remember hitting this stage with Archie and digging out the summer dresses to then cover in layers as they were the only thing that fits.  

My bladder is not coping as well in the day times and I think little pretzel sees it as some kind of squeezy toy.  Some days I seem to be popping to the loo every 30 minutes but thankfully I never have to get up in the night.  In fact, other than the fact I am not going to bed anywhere near early enough, I am sleeping well thanks to the right pillow combination.  

As for cravings, the need for cheese is dying down and being replaced by chocolate - mostly creme eggs although I will take anything!  I certainly haven't lost my appetite and can still eat as much as ever.  

At my 34 week midwife appointment bump was measuring on the larger side and my personalised growth chart predicted he was around 7lb that day.  I am not expecting a small baby but it will be interesting to see how accurate it is.  I had my whooping cough jab as well which was thankfully not too bad and we are all set for another delivery at the midwife led unit providing baby stays put until at least 37 weeks and things keep progressing well.


I am definitely finding myself more inclined to sit on the sofa in the afternoons that run around after the boys and they are watching more TV than I ever imagined, with a film going on most afternoons but I am finding the hormones make me extra stressed, especially when I am tired, and everyone seems happy with our new routine.  Every afternoon we curl up on the sofa and the boys fall asleep on me, their heads resting on their baby brother - hopefully we can find something more comfortable when he arrives!

Despite this pregnancy definitely getting harder as I get bigger, I am in no rush for baby pretzel to arrive.  I love my big bump, feeling him wriggle and imagining how he will look and who he will be.  I like having the right number of hands for children and our life as a family of four.  I am so excited for our new addition but he can stay inside a few more weeks.


21 comments:

  1. Awww i'm excited for you! I've only just thought about writing the list for the hospital bag, nowhere near actually packing one! EEEEkkk!
    Creme eggs, eh? I can think of worse things to be craving, you certainly don't look like you've been gorging on them, the rest of you is still so slim!
    Lauren | Belle du Brighton xx

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    1. I wrote the list around the same time that I packed it, I am really disorganised with everything else!

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  2. I'd already had P1 by now. (33+1)

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    1. Thankfully I am now full term (and just rubbish at keeping up to date with posts!)

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  3. Beautiful bump, and looking a little lower I think?

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    1. I think it goes up and down as sometimes he is engaged and sometimes floating free - you can definitely tell just by looking at me though!

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  4. Your bump looks amazing! Don't worry about the increase in telly watching - it's for such a short time anyway and you will soon be on your feet after them again! x

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    1. I try and tell myself there is something educational about the Cars movie - I just haven't found it yet!

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  5. Aww looking lovely as always! hey when did they start doing your growth chart? Nobodys done one for me yet! I`d be so interested to know the estimated weight!

    I know what you mean about being excited but also relishing the few more weeks left lol!

    xxx

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    1. I had the growth chart from early on, they are plotting my bump against that rather than a standard chart - never had one in other pregnancies though

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  6. 35 weeks!!! Nearly there! You look ready to pop x

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    1. I am 2 weeks behind really, 37 week update will go up this weekend too!

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  7. Sounds perfect to me - you look wonderful and those last few days with just two children are definitely ones to treasure with sleepy cuddles!

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    1. We are skipping nursery a bit more at the moment to make the most of our days as a little trio.

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  8. Wow look at you- you look amazing! I can't believe its nearly here! xx

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  9. WOW check out that bump Bex, i've never known anyone to have such 'mega bumps' as you! You look amazing though, can't believe you're at 35 weeks already xxx

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    1. I am 37 weeks really, just terrible at actually posting at the moment! It has flown by this time.

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  10. An usefull post,thx to admin for the article

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