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34 weeks

34 Week Bump

Top moment the week? – I’m not sure these weeks had a top moment, I spent the last few weeks very itchy and with weekly monitoring/bloods to check for Obstetric cholestasis. Last pregnancy I was diagnosed late, bloods were done before but for whatever reason my bile acid level which is what they look for to diagnose OC did not rise until around 35/36 weeks. Like clockwork they began to rise again, I received a phone call in the evening of the 35 week to tell me. I would have to say therefore the top moment of these weeks would have been Christmas, although everyone in the house was sick, our guests were sick. I’m not sure the final weeks of December fall into the top, but alas they came and went. Once I was diagnosed with OC I knew the current plan of a planned C-section at 39 weeks was unlikely and that as before they would want to bring this forward. Perhaps the top moment was seeing my consultant week 36 who confirmed indeed that the plan was to evict at 38 weeks exactly, two shots of steroids to endure first and a bunch of medication to take for the duration.

Stretch marks – Yes unfortunately I now I do have new ones above my belly button. Not a lot so I’ve been very lucky!

Sleep – Not so good, you really are just too big at this point. I’m rather glad these are likely to be my last few weeks now. When I do get to sleep I am completely out though, the liver condition really knocks your energy levels.

Maternity Clothes – In preparation to get my hospital bag sorted, I’ve ordered a few nursing pieces of clothing which also happen to be maternity wear. Rather frustrating that brands and designers lump the two together, everything will look quite baggy post pregnancy.

Food Cravings – Zero appetite, another symptom of OC which I remember from last time. I knew it was creeping up purely from this and my energy levels, by the very end before I was given medication my eyes had started to go yellow with jaundice too.

What do you miss – I miss sleeping on my bag still, I also miss being able to walk around with too much thought, walking now is uncomfortable.

Movement – I had a case of reduced movements week 36, around the time that I had steroid shots which I think had an impact. I felt seriously buzzed after the shots though, glad they were not given to me at night and instead I had them during the day time.

Symptoms – Heavy, tired, itchy,

What are you looking forward to – D Day, I feel oddly unprepared though – but I’ll be glad to no longer be pregnant and look forward to meeting the little guy!

33 Weeks < – > To be released


Being Mum Bump to Baby

Bump Update – 36 Weeks

 Top moment the week?

I’m not sure this week has a top moment, It’s been all quite annoying. Heavy, itchy, braxton hicks starting and stopping, tiredness from not being able to sleep because of the itching.

I feel like it’s nearly the end now, four more weeks to go until my due date. My latest midwife appointment suggested that baby is now engaged 4/5 so she shouldn’t move around now. I am measuring a week ahead which is the first time since being measured. Oh I suppose on the plus side I should be able to go to the birthing centre, I’m classified low risk for now but you can’t know until the day where you will end up.

Stretch marks?

No stretch marks yet, my belly button popped out this week though! With all the scratching and itching I keep leaving marks but they are just scratches.


Terrible, insomnia, itching, achey bump, hot, it’s just a disaster combination for trying to sleep. I don’t think there is anything I can do to improve things but I suppose naps in the day help.

Maternity Clothes?

Same old. Nothing new here! I suppose now the baby has dropped I can’t fit into lots of my stretchy pj’s, clothing in general is becoming an issue. Even my maternity tops are feeling the strain.

Food Cravings?

I really fancy a Subway again, I’m hungry all the time lately.

What do you miss?



Usual stuff really, hiccups, kicks, punches, sticking her butt in my ribs she is running out of room so I feel every movement.


Three main things:

I’m tired

I’m itchy

Braxton Hicks constantly

Other than that I’m doing pretty well. My bump is aching quite a bit, this last week there has been a lot of pressure and I can no longer sit with my legs crossed.

What are you looking forward to?

Not being pregnant anymore, I’m not sure being pregnant really suits me. I’ve enjoyed parts of it but I really don’t think I’ll miss it when I’m done. It’s a means to an end for me, whereas I think some people really love the whole process that just isn’t how I have found it.

It’s time to come out now!