Being Mum Bump to Baby

Bump Update – 32 Weeks

Is it just me or are the weeks starting to slow down? I get the feeling these last few weeks are going to take their time, which is a real shame since they aren’t the most comfortable. It’s been nice over the week feeling lots of kicks and movement but occasionally a little foot gets trapped between the ribs or she’s a little too aggressive! Last Monday’s antenatal class was about pain relief, we had a different lady running the class and her accent was really hard to understand. I think by the end of the class I could understand about 80% of what she was saying.

Mostly it’s just been a really slow week, you end up getting round and heavy it’s a lot of effort to walk to places or just move around in general. I did venture out a few times though, mostly for hospital visits and have been making use of the excellent Uber taxi service here in London for any trips out with the husband lately.

Top moment the week?

Feeling a little persons foot, until now I’ve felt what feels like arms, legs, knees and general hits with I assume feet and hands. But towards the end of the last week I felt a distinct foot against my skin, when I touched it it really did feel like the bottom of a foot whereas before I’ve never really been able to decipher what was poking out of where. The other top moment has to be being able to say that she’s due next month when asked, seeing as it was the 1st of March on Sunday.

Stretch marks?

Entering stretch mark territory these days, I’ve read quite a few people got their first stretch marks on the final last few weeks of their pregnancy. I’ve yet to get any but each week I check with anticipation of their arrival!

Sleep?

It’s still pretty good, the restless legs have come back for some reason. I hate that, it feels like your legs ache almost like when you sit in a chair too long at the cinema and you want to get up and stretch them? Well it’s just like that but you are lying down and the only way to stop them aching is to get up. I tend to just ignore them and switch sides which helps for a bit until they start aching again.

Maternity Clothes?

All my maternity stuff for the hospital arrived as expected, I don’t imagine I will be buying anymore maternity wear now. I’m going to throw a going home hospital outfit together shortly for my hospital bag, but I’m hoping to use things that are just stretchy.

Food Cravings?

Still sweet things, that and salty things. My appetite is bizarre, I am hungry most of the time and embarrassingly eat the worst  food ever! I don’t really want an apple, I’d like a chocolate bar thank you. No use trying to ignore it either since I get migraines if I’m hungry, so it’s like a losing race. If I leave it too long I’ll end up wiping out my day and have to spent it in a dark room but on the flip side the things I’m craving are not great.

What do you miss?

Energy, we went out on the weekend for Afternoon Tea and once we got home I was knackered. I’m knackered now and I slept really well last night, I could probably go for a nap maybe I should?

Movement?

Always, lots of aggressive whacks this last week many have made me jump!

Symptoms?

Backache – Aching on and off, if i remember to keep my posture good it tends not to be too bad. Nothing I can’t cope with certainly.

Braxton Hicks – Too regular for my liking, finding it hard at times to know if they are just Braxton Hicks because for some reason my body likes to go into a little episode of labour like contractions and then stops.

Breathlessness  – Still here, still annoying but coping with it alright.

Sinus aches – My ear aches! I mean what the heck is that about?

Tiredness – Yawn, need I say more?

I’m still having strange palpitations, so I’m waiting for an appointment with a consultant to discuss them just to make sure it isn’t going to be an issue for my low risk birth. Knowing how things work here I expect I’ll get an appointment right before I go into labour!

What are you looking forward to?

The next chapter, I’m about done now and I’m getting bored of waiting now.

I’m also looking forward to not being so round, it’s not like gaining extra weight which is distributed. I’m like some kind of front heavy whale.

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