The last couple of weeks have been where pregnancy for me, has really started to take its toll on my body. In terms of aches and pains, you name it, I've had it. Backache, sleepless nights, exhaustion- the list goes on.
It's fair to say that with a baby boy growing inside me thats now only 11 weeks away from being due to be born (eek!), aches and pains are inevitable and so in that sense, I feel bad for moaning. But being uncomfortable is a horrible feeling at the best of times and when you can't get into a comfortable position laying down, stood up, sat down or on your hands and knees (yes, really)- it's hard going and throw a few sleepless nights into the mix and it can really get to you. Without getting too "tmi" on you, I thought nine (or ten) months without having a period would be a dream- how wrong was I? I swear I will never complain at that time of the month again.
Baby has changed position massively over the last couple of weeks and as I suspected at the beginning of week 28, he is now head down which means he's getting comfortable with his feet in my ribs and body resting on my pelvis (ouch), getting ready for his big exit. This is amazing and I'm so pleased everything is going as it should be, but it's made it all very real for me and seeing one of his limbs run across my stomach on pretty much a daily basis now, reminds me that very soon, I'm going to have a push a little baby out, which although I feel completely calm and positive about- is a little bit scary all the same!
Knowing that my baby boy will be joining us very soon, be it extremely exciting, has put me in the most stressed and anxious of moods this past week and has been the cause of a fair few hormonal breakdowns and tears. With the nesting period now in full force, getting things ready for his arrival is a daily occurrence and I'm finding myself organising things that don't even need to be touched at the most unpractical times, even in the middle of the night. I want everything to be just perfect for him and if that means sorting through the entire contents of the house and organising press releases by date, then that's what I'm going to continue to do.
My bump has grown a fair bit over the last couple of weeks and it feels so much heavier, especially when I'm stood for too long. I had my 28 Week midwife appointment this week and after being measured for the first time, I was pleased to be told that my uterus is measuring dead on 28 weeks, which is perfect. She seemed pretty shocked at how low he is positioned, but didn't comment on it any further, so I'm guessing that's "normal".
My belly button is pretty flat, which I'm happy with. I'm not sure whether it's going to "pop out", but I'm really hoping it doesn't, as I'm not great with belly buttons at the best of times.
I don't want to speak too soon, but I'm thankfully still stretch mark free, so fingers crossed all round please! I thought I had noticed one appearing, but it seems to have disappeared today so I'm not sure what that was all about.
The only potential problem so far is that my urine isn't perfectly normal and on being tested has shown up something (not too sure what) twice now. This hasn't caused any concern for the doctors as it's most likely just girl stuff that increases during pregnancy, but it's definitely something that I'm keeping my eye on in terms of any infections appearing.
Taking things a little easier now, I've not really been out buying baby things over the past week, but I did perform a little pram demonstration of my Stokke Scoot over on this weeks vlog, which was of course purely an excuse to get it out and have another push of it around the house.
Now 2 days into Week 29, I'm super excited that in just 4 days we'll be seeing our little boys face at a 4D HD Scan we have booked. I'm incredibly excited and slightly nervous about this, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity of seeing his fingers and toes in real time and can't wait to have a little peek at what it is he's actually getting up to in there whilst he's kicking away. I'll be vlogging our little trip up to Harley Street, so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you don't miss out.
As always, thank you so much for following my journey and for all of your continuous kind words and congratulations. I've really enjoyed documenting my pregnancy so far and will really miss it once it's over- although not too much, so don't expect a second round any time too soon!
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