Pregnancy Diary – 38 Weeks

Well hello October! This is the month that we get to finally meet our baby boy!  So I’ve been considered at ‘term’ for a week today and in that week I won’t lie, I have had several trips to co-op for reduced fresh pineapple chunks and spicy curry ready meals… My braxton hicks have continued to be strong and often, but never increasing or becoming regular enough to signal the...

Pregnancy Diary – 36 Weeks 

So here I am, one week away from ‘term’, when it’s deemed safe for baby to arrive. After a few false alarms with awful braxton hicks, I’ve been worrying about baby coming too early but now, I’m worried for a whole other reason.  Now I’m getting nervous for the birth. In a way I’m like ‘bring it on’ – I know labour and child birth hurts, but it’s a pain...

Pregnancy Diary – 30 Weeks 

So I’ve finally reached the big 3-0 which in pregnancy terms means that I’m almost into single figures (of weeks left, but still, it’s a long way since we found out at 3 weeks pregnant!). I’m writing this whilst still away in Devon with the kids and my mum. We’re coming home tomorrow after a lovely few days away. I thought I was levelling out in size nowbut whilst we’ve...

Pregnancy Diary – 28 Weeks 

Today was the first of my growth scans, scheduled between 28 and 36 weeks to check the baby isn’t going to be small like Cameron apparently was (6’9- hardly tiny). Yes, I am a little bitter about this as I really don’t see why they are concerned when Cameron was hardly tiny, and Carly came in between at around 8 pounds… Anyway, the next growth scan is booked in for...

Pregnancy Diary – 24 weeks 

So I’m nearing the 6 month mark now and I’ve started getting the pregnancy symptoms I really don’t like, namely heartburn and acid reflux. The other night it was so bad that I ended up having to sleep sat upright, something I did all too often when pregnant with Carly.  I’m also getting some aches and pains in my lower back and definitely feel like I waddle more than walk...

Pregnancy Diary: Week 16 

So I planned to write this blog post yesterday afternoon, following my midday midwife appointment. In the end, my first midwife had been triple booked so I eventually saw a different midwife at 6pm.  The appointment at 16 weeks is generally just a checkup and a chance to listen to the baby’s heartbeat. I’ve been a bit worried as I can’t really feel any movements yet, and as its my...