Pregnancy update – 34 weeks <3


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Third Trimester
“Your baby now weighs more than 2.2kg and is 45cm from top to toe. She’s filling out and getting rounder – she’ll need her fat layers later to regulate her body temperature once she’s born.

Weeks Pregnant: 34

Baby Size: A cantaloupe melon

Gender: I don’t know if it’s everyone else’s opinions creeping in but I have been doubting myself a little this week on whether the baby is a girl or not.

Weight gain so far: 25lbs. I’m definitely ready to have this baby now and start shedding all the extra weight. I feel like a whale.

Maternity clothes: Still living in the leggings.

Stretch marks: None. The stacks of empty moisturiser pots are though, as my husband says ‘ridiculous.’

Movement: Movement has become at least a little less ferocious. I can tell even she knows there’s limited room to move around so it’s mainly just sticking her bum or hands in the air when she’s stretching that I can feel. Every now and again though it feels like she tries to do a summersault and my word is it painful! Feet getting stuck under my ribs is also becoming more common than I’d like. It’s not such a pleasant feeling.

Cravings: I’ve been incredibly hungry this week, much more so than usual; growth spurt perhaps.

Sleep: Sleep is kind of impossible at the moment, how did I ever get comfortable before, it’s like a distant memory of curling up in bed and sleeping for hours. Now I’m lucky if I sleep for more than a couple at a time and I’m constantly tossing and turning trying to find an accommodating position (did I mention I feel like a whale!) I know I’m getting much more than I will be once Bambi arrives though (ha!) so I’m not complaining 🙂 (much).

Mood: It’s all a little overwhelming that this little bump is going to be here in 6 weeks time. 6 weeks!!? I’m so freaking excited and super scared all at the same time. Even though I think I know what to expect, deep down I 1) know I’ve totally forgotten what it’s like to have a newborn and 2) it’s obviously going to be a completely new experience having a newborn and a toddler running around, that terrifies me a little. Either way I’m feeling totally ready to have her home and wanting to cling on to these last few weeks just us and Ava at the same time.

Exercise: I feel like I’ve become a little too lazy these past couple of weeks, I can count how many times I’ve made it to the gym on one hand in that time which is making me feel a little guilty. My energy levels are definitely not their usual perky selves though so this is my excuse ;).

Birth Plan: So I ordered the pool but I feel I still have a crazy amount of other stuff to do. I still have basically the entire nursery to finish, but have been way too indecisive on decor so am tempted to wait until we know he/she is a he or a she :). I finally ordered the baby-bay co-sleeping cot which I’ve been meaning to do for a while and was one of the few remaining items we needed. As for other supplies I think we’re about there, with the exception of a couple of bits and bobs.

Highlight: I’m really enjoying pregnancy at this stage (with the exception of sleep and whaleness ;)). I’m just trying to enjoy these last few weeks as much as I possibly can. I love feeling so close to her and it feels much more real now I know she is basically a full grown baby just below the surface. Ava has so many kisses and cuddles with her everyday and I love seeing her connect with her little brother or sister so much already. Hubby is definitely getting nervous too, he’s started asking lots of questions and I can tell he’s thinking ‘shit’s about to get real! We’re actually having another baby and it’s going to be here pretty damn soon!’ It was totally the same with Ava, for the first 8 or 9 months he was so nonchalant about the whole thing then a few weeks before she was due he totally changed and I could tell he was only just realising life was about to become drastically different :).

Will check in with another update again soon ❤

LOve x

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