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28 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Three}

Thursday, 26 October 2017

So here we are. The third (and final) trimester. I feel as if the countdown is really on until bump's arrival now. Eek! I'm been constantly fighting with my emotions recently, switching between being oh so excited to meet our littlest lady, to terrified that WE ARE NOT READY. 

HOW FAR ALONG?
28 weeks & 5 days

DUE DATE?
14th January 2018

GENDER?
Girl!

HOW’S BABY DOING?
I use the Baby Centre App to check on baby's progress - baby girl weighs just over 1kg now (roughly the same as an aubergine) and is at least 37.6cm long. Her heart rate has slowed down, she now has delicate eyelashes and her eyes can produce tears. Ooh and she may be hiccuping now!

I saw my midwife on Monday and everything is still going well so far. She's currently breech (which probably explains the large lump under my ribs!), but measurement wise bump is bang on 28cm. I had my bloods taken to check my iron levels, but apart from that it was just a routine check.

WEIGHT CHANGE?
I. Feel. Huge. This last few weeks I really feel as if baby girl has piled on the pounds, and my bump has grown loads. Although I still don't think I've put on my weight elsewhere... yet!


SYMPTOMS?
I've had a couple of dizzy spells again, but thankfully nothing that some sugar and a sit down couldn't sort. I just feel huge, heavy and reaaaally pregnant now. Rolling in bed requires a lot more effort, and I can tell I've slowed a lot when walking. 

The biggest symptom has probably been bump's movements though. They hurt! Long gone are the gentle nudges and kicks. She's doing huge rolls and is constantly pushing against my ribs / hips / everywhere. I loveee it most of the time, but I've had to stop to catch my breath a few times now.

SLEEP?
As I mentioned above, getting comfortable in bed is proving to be much tricker these days. I feel as if I have to physically move my bump when rolling over! I'm also waking up to go to the loo again, after a few weeks of escaping it. Thankfully getting to sleep hasn't be a problem as of yet though!

CRAVINGS?
I'm loving anything chocolatey at the minute. Or biscuits. Mmmm.. a chocolate digestive would be amazing right now!

HOW I’M FEELING?
Oh so tired! I thought pregnancy was exhausting with one child, but it's a whole new level with two to run around after! I'm loving experiencing it all with them around though. They love feeling bump kick and giving it all the kisses. It's so lovely.


MISS ANYTHING?
Being able to walk without feeling exhausted after 5 minutes. Oh bending down - you really forgot how much you take advantage of it when there's no bump there.

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?
I'm excited to be working with Mothercare at the moment, trying out their new Denim Range. There will be a post up in the next few weeks. But so far I'm looooving having more variety of bottoms to wear - especially as my one and only pair of maternity jeans have broken!

BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?
Getting the all clear for our home birth! Of course there's still time for things to change, but I am so pleased all is looking good for now. I really need to start looking into to hiring a pool now.

LOOKING FORWARD TO?
It's my sister's baby shower this weekend, which is going to be lovely. She's due just a couple of weeks before me with her first - a new nephew for me, and a little play mate for bump to grow up with!

You can see how this pregnancy compares to Parker's (my second) here.

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