Thursday, July 14, 2016

30 Week Pregnancy Update!

This picture was taken at 28 weeks 5 days! I would upload my 30 week but it's on my phone and I'm extremely lazy right now... eek. I'm so bad at keeping up with blogging in general, but how bad is it that I don't do my pregnancy update on the actual day I change over my week?! I'm 30 weeks, almost 31. Holy crap, time's flying! Nothing major to report this week - to be honest, it's pretty much the same as my last bump update at 26 weeks.

How far along? 30 (almost 31) weeks!
Total weight gain: No idea, don't want to know!
Maternity clothes? Maternity jeggings and normal black leggings, but  find the band of the leggings can dig into bump sometimes, which makes me extremely uncomfortable.
Stretch marks? A few more than last time, but bump is still supple with all the coconut oil.
Sleep: What is sleep? I feel like I'm crushing my bump even when I lay on my side because he moves so much! I think I probably average around 4 hours of sleep a night. Come two or three months, I'll be wishing I had two hours! 
Best moment this week: having the lovely Sarah visit with her fiancĂ© and their two beautiful little girls... and pretty much a whole wardrobe for my little boy! Our antenatal class was a few days before too, that was interesting!
Miss anything? Sleep... I guess I should get used to not sleeping much though! I also miss having copious amounts of coffee.
Movement: Baby boy is so, so active, I love it. Rolling around, wriggling, hiccups, kicks, punches... I love it all!
Food cravings: Pork scratchings still, and I still haven't had them! Nowhere around here sells them, which is very frustrating for me. Chocolate too, but I always want chocolate.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Spaghetti Bolognese still. Bleugh!
Gender: Boy!! 
Labor signs: Some Braxton Hicks contractions, that's it, thankfully!
Symptoms: Acid reflux, acid reflux and oh... more acid reflux! It's getting worse each week, but that's to be expected. Dreading seeing how it is when I'm term!
Belly button in or out? In, but it does look like it's going to pop out!
Wedding rings on or off? I don't wear one (yet, haha)
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy - I still have my moody days, but my boyfriend is amazing at bringing me back around.
Looking forward to: Our scan next Wednesday! So excited to see our little boy again and how much hes grown since 22 weeks!

Happy Thursday from me & bump! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pregnancy | You Know You're Pregnant When...

If you've been pregnant, you'll most likely agree with the majority of these. Being pregnant is amazing, there's no doubt about it (well, it has been for me anyway)... although some of the things that come with pregnancy could do with not coming at all!

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You know you're pregnant when...

 Relaxed? Feeling good? Just eaten? Okay, get ready because heartburn is about to hit. Burping acid? Lovely, you got this.
• You know when you're washing dishes or peeling potatoes at the sink? Pre-pregnancy, that's all fine, easy to do. During pregnancy, you'll find that your bump is in the way, meaning you're about 586750 feet from the sink... or at least it feels like that! Nothing quite like looking down to see the beautiful bump though.
• Just got comfortable in bed? Now is the time that your bladder will decide that you need to pee, right. this. second. After a while, wait for that kick from baby, straight into your bladder, that will have you running to the toilet again.
• Those lovely kicks in the ribs that take your breath away... not in a good way either!
• You see that little shape on your belly? Is it a foot or a hand? A little baby booty? Who cares, it's cute as hell!
• Your nails grow like a weed. s l o w d o w n
• Those cravings that come out of NOWHERE. I used to hate the thought of pork scratchings. Then I tried one and I was like 'hmm these are okay'. Then my craving came up a few weeks ago and hasn't left me since. I feel like I MUST have them or I might cry...
• ... which leads me on to this one... crying at television adverts. Or for no reason at all. You know that ad where the dog in a home has a small toy shaped like a man with glasses? Then a man (the spitting image of the dog's toy!!) comes to rescue the dog, and the dog is over the moon. That gets me and I'm tearing up now just thinking about it! Baby adverts are the worst. The Clearblue one where a woman is telling her friend she's pregnant. Burst into tears the first time it came up on YouTube.
• Up at 7.30am, or even earlier? You'll probably feel ready to crash at like 10am. Maybe because getting to sleep sometimes can be so hard to do. Or maybe because you're growing a human inside you. That's tiring work!
• You add the word 'pregnancy' into everything you Google. Absolutely guilty of this one!
• Ever rub your bump and speak/sing to it in public? I did that the other day. First & last time I'll do it. Had an old lady look at me very pityingly! Really?!
• Can't see your toes? Welcome to pregnancy! A beautiful bump is a much nicer view than toes if you ask me!
• Used to sleeping on your tummy? Not anymore!
• Used to sleeping on your back? Not anymore!
• Find a comfortable position to sit or lay in... now it's playtime for baby!
• Those godawful stretching pains, ESPECIALLY when you sneeze. When I do this, I find myself glued to the spot for a few seconds to make sure I'm still in one piece, and baby did not in fact, make a very early appearance.
• You see that glass of water? You're not allowed to lift it. That shopping list? Too heavy. Shopping bag? Hell no, don't even think about it. I'm able to lift stuff! Maybe not a bed though.
• Worrying about ABSOLUTELY everything. This is more true for first time mums I think, but every little thing seems to worry you. Or me, rather!

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I totally sound like I'm complaining but I'm really not. Okay maybe just about the heartburn because it's a bitch! I love every little hiccup, every little (or big) kick, even those that do take my breath away. It's amazing to know that I'm growing a little human inside me, who will join us in less than three months. All those sleepless nights, the tender belly and the urge to pee 500 times a day is all worth it for my little man. Even the godawful heartburn!

Happy hump day from me & bump!
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