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32 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2

Sunday, 14 June 2015

I think this week has gone even quicker than usual; I really think finishing work has been the reason. Monday was my last day and I'm SO glad to be finished and able to relax (as much as you can with an 18 month old haha). Baby boy is around 42cm long this week and weighs around 3.75lbs - the size of a jicama apparently!

Sunday (the day I turned 31 weeks pregnant) I experienced the worst braxton hicks EVER! There were super painful and I had to have a long hot bath to get rid of them - the only reason I knew they weren't actual contractions! My midwife agreed that's what they were and said it was probably a combination of that and his position, and said I definitely need to take it easy from now on.

I saw my midwife on Wednesday and all was really well with baby. He's still head down, although she said he's laying slightly more across than straight down. He was being a monkey and wouldn't let her get a clear heartbeat, although you could hear it in the background (148bpm). My belly measured 31.5cm which was perfect as was all the other checks. 

The only negative of the appointment was that my blood results came back saying I have low iron - so I'm not just tired, I'm anaemic too! She said this could also be the reason for my breathlessness. She said it's just on the border for tablets, so for now I'm just to boost it myself with an iron rich diet and to take spatone or something similar. 


Apart from that all is well and I'm just experiencing the normal symptoms you'd expect for being this pregnant. Tired, achy and needing the loo constantly haha. I feel huge now and even my midwife agreed I'd had a growth spurt - and proceeded to tell me he felt a 'good size' while giving me a look haha. Get your guesses in now for his birth weight; we're all thinking 9lb+!

10 comments :

  1. I cannot believe you are 32 weeks already!!! Hope you manage to get your iron up xx

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    1. I know it's crazy! I can't believe it haha. Thank you, me too!! xx

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  2. What on earth is a jicama? It sounds like some kind of exotic bug you might find abroad that buries under your skin haha!!

    I'm always anaemic so I feel your pain..Iron tablets can be a b*tch as well! x

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    1. Hahaha that made me laugh! Apparently it's a mexican turnip or something? Oh god I really feel for you, that must be tough! I thought iron tablets were horrible enough for the few weeks after I had Indie xx

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  3. Awww hope you get your iron levels up a bit! Loads of spinach for tea :) Was going to ask what a Jicama was too but see you explained in the previous comment lol

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    1. Unfortunately yes that's the plan haha (yucky stuff!). Haha doesn't seem real does it x

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  4. Yay to finishing work! Feet up as much as poss now Mrs!
    Sorry to hear your iron levels are low. I didn't know that apparently as well as boosting your iron intake, you need to boost your vitamin C as that helps you to absorb the iron. So complicated!
    xx

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    1. Fingers crossed I get to rest lots, although I'm sure Indiana will have other ideas haha :). Yeah midwife said to have lots of orange juice too, so many things to keep up with xx

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  5. Ah I missed two weeks being away. Time is really flying! I bet it is fab being off work now. Try and relax as much as you can! Braxton Hicks can be grim! Had loads with my first. In fact I did mistake labour for them for a while. See you next time xx #maternitymondays

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  6. Aww I love your updates. How heavy was your first baby? I am so glad you've finished work. I specially as its so warm. Ps what on earth is a jicama??? ;) #MaternityMondays

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